The IFA 2012 show is getting ready to boot up on Friday 31st August in Berlin. Preceding the show we have a press release from Philips detailing some really tasty and innovative monitors that are going to be showcased shortly over there in Germany. There are five new monitors highlighted in the press blurb supplied by Philips including; an UltraWide 21:9 format monitor with a 29in diagonal, an “Ambiglow” 27in 3D gaming monitor and an IPS display with Smart MHL technology which “connects and mirrors your Android smart phone” on its 23in display.
Philips UltraWide 21:9 monitor
This 29-inch monitor looks stunning in the pictures and I’m sure it will be even more impressive in the flesh. Philips says it is the “world´s first UltraWide21:9 format with a big 29-inch screen”. The large screen boasts a resolution of 2,560x1,080 pixels and utilises AH-IPS technology.
As you can see from the pictures this display can act as two in one using “Multiview” functionality. Philips says that “Multiview increases your productivity with active dual screen, active dual source.” This monitor also features a USB 3.0 hub and stereo speakers.
Philips GIOCO, an “Ambiglow” 3D gaming monitor
This gaming monitor is the world’s first to feature “Ambiglow technology which creates an image-matching halo of light on rear wall and visually enlarges the screen that gives you a truly immersive 3D experience.” The GIOCO boasts a 27in screen with an ultra-narrow bezel. The 3D is flicker-free and this large screen “promises to intensify your gaming experience.”
Philips IPS display with Smart MHL
This 23-inch monitor features and IPS display with Smart MHL technology. Philips says Smart MHL “enables users to watch photos, play games or watch HD videos directly from Android smart phones - while recharging their mobile device at the same time.” MHL is an acronym for “Mobile High Definition Link”. Here is a list of compatible Android smartphones.
Philips professional 27in PLS display
This is an ultra-high resolution 2,560x1,440 Multiview monitor. It also features an in-built two megapixel webcam , a USB 3.0 hub you for connectivity and USB charging. Philips equips this monitor with a “PowerSensor” to decrease your energy costs.
Philips glasses-free autostereoscopic 3D display
Finally Philips outlined a glasses free 3D display using autostereoscopic technology. This is useful for showing in a boardroom or living room where everyone can’t be expected to have a pair of special 3D glasses. Philips say this is “great news not only for graphic enthusiasts but also for professionals working with CAD applications e.g. in interior design or architecture”. This is a full-HD monitor but the diagonal size isn’t listed within the press release.
MMD, the exclusive marketer of Philips LCD displays worldwide, will be exhibiting these monitors at its Philips stand in Hall 22 at IFA, Berlin. All the new monitors detailed above will be available to purchase later this year.