• Report: Next iPad Could Pack A 16:9 Widescreen Display

    Report: Next iPad Could Pack A 16:9 Widescreen Display

    A new report today suggests that Apple might be working on a next-generation iPad with a widescreen display, something that it would inherit from the new iPhone 5. The claim, from L.A.-based tech consumer tech industry analyst Paul Mueller talking to the Examiner, suggests that there are iPad prototypes being worked on at Apple that have 16:9 screen ratios. Read More

  • Philips' 21:9 aspect ratio TV on video

    What is it with TVs these days? Billion-to-one contrast ratios. 600Hz refresh rates. And now: begun, the aspect ratio wars have. 21:9 may be more familiar to you as something like 2.35:1 or Anamorphic widescreen. The widest of the common aspect ratios, the size has been around for a long time and many films will now be viewable without letterboxing on this 56-inch TV. But is it worth it? Head… Read More

  • Newegg.com Black Friday deals: 4GB Corsair RAM for $20

    As promised, Newegg.com has pulled out many of the stops to deliver unto you several Black Friday deals. No, I take that back. They’re not just deals, but ULTRA-SECRET deals. So ultra-secret, in fact, that I’m posting them here for y’all to see. Highlights include: • 4GB (2x2GB) of Corsair DDR 2 800 RAM for $49.9919.99 with rebate! That’s hot. • 19-inch… Read More

  • HP announces two new widescreen monitors

    HP announced two new widescreen displays today at SIGGRAPH 08, the LP2475w 24-inch monitor and the HP LP2275w 22-inch monitor. The LP2475w has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 with a 102 percent color gamut, while the LP2275w has a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050 with a 92 percent color range. Both LCD widescreens offer a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Expect to see the HP LP2475w available in North America… Read More

  • Samsung enters 15.6-inch 16:9 widescreen LCD market

    One of the best things the current MacBook Pro has going for it is the gorgeous 15.4-inch widescreen LED backlit display. The first displays at this size and resolution at all came out with the last generation Powerbooks, and people hailed the widescreen format. But those of us in the know have always been bugged that they’re not true 16:9, so movies always have a little bit of… Read More

  • Non-widescreen laptops are becoming an endangered species

    As Lenovo retires its last line of non-widescreen laptops, it sounds like one of the final nails being hammered into the squarish aspect ratio screens we grew up with. I think that the move to 16:10 and related aspect ratios is a good thing, but I mourn the passing of the standard aspect ratio (SAR) screen as I mourned my old SAR NEC monitor when I moved to a sweet new 16:10 Dell LCD. Read More

  • YouTube Is Now Pseudo-Widescreen

    Dear Readers, Welcome to another day of slow news! It very rarely happens on ‘Tech Thursday’, but today happens to be as slow as molasses, so we’ll try to make this as interesting as possible. A few nerds on the Interwebs have noticed that the YouTube thumbnails have gone widescreen and they’ve jumped to the conclusion that widescreen videos will now be incorporated. Read More

  • Widescreen Outdoor Theater: Black and White and Hot All Over

    Yes! This is exactly what I need. A giant inflatable screen with an Optoma projector. It will be excellent for entertaining all of those friends that I don’t have when I hold pool parties in my backyard pool that doesn’t exist. Oh I can practically smell the carnage now. Anyway, if you have one of these things you might very well be able to make some friends simply by saying you… Read More

  • The Future Of The 6G iPod

    Those kooky dudes over at CNet have drank a few magical Kool-Aids and are now predicting the future of the 6G iPod. Among the new features predicted? Try a 100GB hard drive (very possibly), a widescreen display (very possible), UK movies downloads (possible), and WiFi for downloading movies and music over the air. Hmmm, that last one seems a bit far-fetched considering there’s no way… Read More

  • Apple Cinema Displays Take a Price Cut

    With the announcement of the expensive 8-core Mac Pro, Apple must have figured it needed a little spin to keep customers’ minds off of the high price. Now the Apple Cinema Displays have been given a price cut to make us feel all warm inside. You’ll now be able to snag a 20-inch Cinema Display for $599, a 23-incher for $899, and the grand ol’ 30-inch behemoth for a mere… Read More

  • Mio C320, C520 and C520T Widescreen GPS Units

    Mio makes, like, a lot of GPS devices of various shapes and sizes and just showed off three hot little numbers at CeBIT. There’s the C320, C520 and C520T, all of which have a 4.3-inch widescreen, touchscreen display and the latest Tele Atlas maps. Awesome. Mio’s also quite proud of its new split screen interface, which supposedly helps show more information on the screen than… Read More

  • iPhone Uses 1.5:1 Aspect Ratio

    Looks like Apple has some ‘splaining to do. Seems the iPhone isn’t going to be a conformist anytime soon. Apple is using a proprietary 1.5:1 aspect ratio for video playback as opposed to the normal 16:9 widescreen mode. Why would Apple do this when even their own AppleTV uses 16:9? Movies aren’t going to look horrible or anything like that, but those hoping for a… Read More

  • Lenovo Gives T60 Thinkpad The Widescreen Treatment

    Lenovo has finally gone widescreen on its T60 Thinkpad models. You can now grab the T60 with a 15.4” widescreen display starting at $1399. Other features on the T60 Thinkpad include Core 2 Duo CPUs, WWAN, and security features. The T60 widescreen is targeted at business power users who need the extra screen real estate for presentations and “powerful business… Read More

  • Wacom Ships Widescreen-Compatible Graphics Tablets

    There are two brands serious graphics artists will probably never abandon: Apple and Wacom. Anyone who does any real digital designing knows that a Wacom tablet is as necessary to them as paint brushes are to a traditional artist. The problem facing many of them now is that Apple (and other computer manufacturers) are tending toward widescreen (closer to, if not, a 16:9 aspect ratio)… Read More

  • BenQ FP241W LCD, Now With HDMI

    BenQ is dropping a new 24″ widescreen LCD that includes HDMI support. It also promises a 100:1 contrast ratio, 6ms response time and a brightness level of 500cd/m2. In addition to HDMI, the display has inputs for D-sub, DVI-D, S-Video, composite and component. I got one of those Dell widescreens with the intention of replacing the TV in my room with it, but it never gelled, partly due to… Read More

  • HP Enters 30-Inch Arena

    Staging up to compete with Dell and Apple, HP has announced a 30-inch addition to its line of widescreen LCDs. The specs are pretty similar to those already on the 30-inch playing field. It features 1000:1 contrast ratio, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 178 x 178 viewing angles, 92 percent color gamut, 300 nits brightness and has three dual-link DVI-D inputs and two dual-link DVI cables. The HP… Read More