Monitors & Accessories

Holiday 2012: Upgrading Your Computer

Whether you’ve just bought a retail computer or built one yourself, there’s one thing that happens to both of them the moment you turn them on: they quickly become obsolete. Technology is always changing and you’ll find yourself constantly trying to keep up with the latest upgrades. A quad-core processor may seem like a fast processor, but now AMD makes an eight-core processor.

Holiday 2012: IPS Monitors

IPS monitors are high resolution computer monitors that provide clear images and accurate color from almost every angle you happen to view. They are normally a tool for pro photographers, printers, graphic designers and post-production professionals who demand exacting contrast, details and color replication.

Holiday 2012: Game On!

I know you’re probably out there right now looking to purchase me your usual assortment of socks and sweaters as holiday gifts, but I was hoping this year to leave this letter on the kitchen counter and have you read this before you went shopping.

The ASUS PB278Q Widescreen LED-Backlit LCD Monitor

The first thing you notice about the ASUS PB278Q 27” Widescreen LED-Backlit LCD Monitor is its large 27-inch screen. Considering that this is a monitor and you’ll be sitting much closer to it than you would to an HDTV, the 27 inches really becomes magnified.

Using KVMs

Most people own only one computer, or at least they operate only one computer at a time. After all, you can always multitask on a computer; that is, perform more than one operation simultaneously. For example, you might have a file downloading in the background while you check email in the foreground.

Viewsonic Makes Stuff Seem to Leap from Computer Monitor

Viewsonic has unveiled a 24-inch Full HD monitor with built-in 3D emitter. The V3D245wm-LED contains an HDMI 1.4 input, so beyond showing any content from your computer or the Internet, the display can support a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, too. Just add active LCD shutter glasses.

New from HP: The x2301 Micro Thin Flat Panel Display

It used to be that if you wanted a high-tech product that stood out from the competition, you had to shell out a fortune for it. Things have changed. Today you have to offer cutting-edge products at reasonable prices if you want to get noticed.

HDSLR Guide Chapter 7: Monitoring

While LCDs on some cameras have a high resolution, at 3" most objects appear too small to accurately judge focus and frame a shot. It is also difficult to see the LCD in bright daylight. Most HDSLRs (except for cameras with an electronic viewfinder) disable the optical viewfinder during video/live mode, so it's of no use other than for setting up a shot before going into live mode.

Hewlett-Packard ZR30w: Pump Up the Color

You can buy a 46-inch, flat-panel TV for well under $1,000. So why does the 30-inch Hewlett-Packard ZR30w computer monitor cost more? It’s because the ZR30w incorporates Super In-Plane Switching technology, or S-IPS for short.

Color Management for the Color Blind

Color management, the art and science of reproducing accurate skin tones, blue skies, red apples, and yellow bananas is a relatively painless process for about 90%-or-so of the human race. If you belong to the majority of the populous, own a decent monitor, printer, and a color calibration system - and actually take the time to use it – you should be able to faithfully render the color and tonality of the image you saw in the camera's viewfinder.

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