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ViewSonic Launching 'Frameless' IPS LED Panels

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ViewSonic has introduced three new "frameless" displays in the VX70Smh-LED series.

ViewSonic launched its new VX70Smh-LED Series of desktop monitors which include the 27-inch VX2770Smh-LED, the 23-inch VX2370Smh-LED, and the 22-inch VX2270Smh-LED. All three feature a professional grade widescreen SuperClear IPS panel with a frameless bezel for "displays that look as good as they perform." Prices start at $189 and shipments begin this month.

According to the specs, the displays feature a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, an impressive 30,000,000:1 MEGA Dynamic Contrast Ratio, and wide 178-degree viewing angles. They also feature two base-mounted 1.5w speakers with SRS Premium Sound, and several video inputs including HDMI and DVI with HDCP (High Definition Content Protection).

"Our new VX70Smh-LED Series offers the best combination of performance and features in the industry, and we’ve sweetened the deal by packaging it up in a beautiful frameless bezel design," said Erik Willey, LCD monitor and PC product marketing director at ViewSonic. "Available in a range of sizes, these displays are ideal for consumers, gamers and multimedia enthusiasts alike."

The spec list also reports that the monitors have a typical contrast ratio of 1000:1, a typical brightness of 250 cd/m2, and a 7ms (GTG) response time. The light source has a minimum lifespan of 30,000 hours, and the overall power consumption resides within 20W and 27W, depending on its current state.

"This environmentally friendly, mercury-free Series delivers an energy savings of up to 40% against comparatively sized displays," the company said. "ViewSonic’s Eco-mode feature furthers these savings by helping extend display life. Teamed with a standard 3-year limited warranty and the industry’s best pixel performance policy, even the most discerning display user can feel confident in their investment."

The 27-inch VX2770Smh-LED and the 23-inch VX2370Smh-LED will be available in early October for respective ESPs of $319 and $189. A 22-inch version within this Series (VX2270Smh-LED) is expected to be available in early December for an ESP of $159.

 

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    ankaj , October 9, 2012 6:49 PM
    How is that "frameless?"
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    freggo , October 9, 2012 6:30 PM
    Nice, but yet another 1080p... I need a higher resolution please :( 
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    ricardok , October 9, 2012 6:42 PM
    freggoNice, but yet another 1080p... I need a higher resolution please
    Agreed.. 1080p is for TVs..
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  • 24 Hide
    freggo , October 9, 2012 6:30 PM
    Nice, but yet another 1080p... I need a higher resolution please :( 
  • 21 Hide
    ricardok , October 9, 2012 6:42 PM
    freggoNice, but yet another 1080p... I need a higher resolution please
    Agreed.. 1080p is for TVs..
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    ankaj , October 9, 2012 6:49 PM
    How is that "frameless?"
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    Zetto , October 9, 2012 6:52 PM
    "Full HD 1920 x 1080", what?
    Sadly, "Full" is 1920 x 1200, an endangered species even at these low resolutions.
    Why are these manufacturers all fixated on this 16:9 cheapness?
    If you want sales, ditch this losing resolution, 16:10 is the requirement I hear from most of my users.
    16:9 on a laptop is not even good enough.
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    Zetto , October 9, 2012 6:56 PM
    ankajHow is that "frameless?"


    Indeed, "Frameless" and "Full" have become marketing fantasy terms by all these panel makers lately.

    Saying it over and over doesn't make it true...
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    wiyosaya , October 9, 2012 7:33 PM
    Zetto"Full HD 1920 x 1080", what?Sadly, "Full" is 1920 x 1200, an endangered species even at these low resolutions. Why are these manufacturers all fixated on this 16:9 cheapness?If you want sales, ditch this losing resolution, 16:10 is the requirement I hear from most of my users.16:9 on a laptop is not even good enough.

    ZettoIndeed, "Frameless" and "Full" have become marketing fantasy terms by all these panel makers lately.Saying it over and over doesn't make it true...

    And you have to love that 30,000,000:1 MEGA dynamic contrast scam, uh, ratio :sarcastic: 
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    mikewong , October 9, 2012 8:10 PM
    Why are we still talking about 1080 nowadays? 4K is the way to go!
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    freggo , October 9, 2012 8:23 PM
    Zetto"Full HD 1920 x 1080", what?Sadly, "Full" is 1920 x 1200, an endangered species even at these low resolutions. Why are these manufacturers all fixated on this 16:9 cheapness?If you want sales, ditch this losing resolution, 16:10 is the requirement I hear from most of my users.16:9 on a laptop is not even good enough.


    1920x1080 is a TV/Video resolution while 1920x1200 is more a traditional computer screen.
    A/V folk have different requirements than computer people.
    But the manufacturers need to get volume up to bring prices down so they try to dump TV format screens on to the PC world. For most people that will do fine of course but some of use need 1200, 1440 or 1600 lines please :-)

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    teknic111 , October 9, 2012 9:18 PM
    I have been rocking the same 24" Dell LCD with 1920x1200 resolution for nearly 7 years!!! Have LCD manufactures digressed over this time? Is there even any reason for me to upgrade???
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    dalethepcman , October 9, 2012 9:40 PM
    This is the one thing I hope apple will make the industry change for. When virtually every 27"+ computer monitor has half the pixels of a 10" iPad, people begin to wonder wtf the screen makers have been doing for the last 10 years aside from perfecting their "milking" skill.
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    DSpider , October 9, 2012 9:46 PM
    Nope. Frame still visible.

    Marketers, please cut the crap with "borderless" or "frameless". You're not fooling anyone; you're only hurting yourselves.
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    Anonymous , October 9, 2012 10:31 PM
    The latest Steam Hardware Survey shows 1920x1080 (27.72%) being more popular than 1920x1200 (3.37%) by a pretty significant margin.

    http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/

    With that being said, I agree that 1080p is a little weak, especially for a 27" monitor.
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    schiwing , October 9, 2012 10:48 PM
    @pcgb, The reason why is because the manufacturers have made 1920x1080 more readily available. I did not WANT to buy a 1920x1080 screen, I had to SETTLE for one because it had all of the other specs I wanted.

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    teknic111 , October 9, 2012 10:57 PM
    schiwing@pcgb, The reason why is because the manufacturers have made 1920x1080 more readily available. I did not WANT to buy a 1920x1080 screen, I had to SETTLE for one because it had all of the other specs I wanted.


    What specs did you find on a 1920x1080 monitor that you couldn't find on a 1920x1200 or higher monitor?
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    anti-painkilla , October 9, 2012 11:08 PM
    Dear Marketing Team,

    Despite what iSheep lead you to believe, we can see. And your definition of frameless really does not match any other term ever made for the word. This is thicker than a lot of non-frameless screens. REMOVE THE BEZEL then you can tag it with frameless.

    Kind Regards,
    A customer with eyes. (And that is questionable at times, seriously...)
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    wedouglas , October 9, 2012 11:59 PM
    How is 1200 significantly better than 1080? It's like a 10% different in vertical resolution.

    There is 10000x more content in 1920x1080, thus that's why most monitors are 1080p rather than 1200.
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    -Jackson , October 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Quote:
    The latest Steam Hardware Survey shows 1920x1080 (27.72%) being more popular than 1920x1200 (3.37%) by a pretty significant margin.

    http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/

    With that being said, I agree that 1080p is a little weak, especially for a 27" monitor.


    Well, needless to say, 1080P is more popular due to the fact that they make up most of the monitors on the market.

    Quote:
    The reason why is because the manufacturers have made 1920x1080 more readily available. I did not WANT to buy a 1920x1080 screen, I had to SETTLE for one because it had all of the other specs I wanted.

    Please tell me you actually mean marketing crap.. :pfff: 
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    wedouglas , October 10, 2012 12:01 AM
    Oh, and with major manufacturers selling millions of 1080p panels, that probably has something to do with it too.
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    raymarv , October 10, 2012 12:02 AM
    This reminds me of The Emperor's New Clothes in reverse.
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , October 10, 2012 1:05 AM
    I can see the frame! It's right there!
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