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COMPUTEX 2017: ViewSonic celebrates 30th anniversary with Experience Center (Update)

By Ian Chee & Michael Low - on 6 Jun 2017, 11:00am

COMPUTEX 2017: ViewSonic celebrates 30th anniversary with Experience Center (Update)

Visitors entering the ViewSonic Experience Center will first be greeted by this massive panorama display. The seamless images are beamed to the curved wall from a combination of eight Pro10100 DLP projectors, thanks to their edge blending capabilities.

Update, June 6, 11AM: ViewSonic has indeed showcased a wide range of products during the week of COMPUTEX 2017. Here are the highlights from our tour at the Experience Center in ViewSonic's APAC Taipei office.

The new XB2530 (pictured left) gaming monitor.

First up, we were shown two gaming monitors from the XG series: the XG2530 and XG2703-GS. The former is an eSports-ready AMD FreeSync monitor with native 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, while the latter is an NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS monitor with 165Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, and WQHD (2,560 x 1,440) resolution. Both are capable of resolving issues like screen tearing and stuttering to deliver smooth, tear-free gameplay in fast-paced games like Overwatch.

The G-SYNC-equipped XG2703-GS (right) gaming monitor.

The VP3268-4K.

Prosumers, such as content creators, videographers and photographers, can look to the VP-series of professional monitors to fully realize their color-critical applications. The VP2468, VP2768 and VP3268-4K offers 24-inch Full HD, 27-inch QHD and 32-inch 4K UHD screen real estate, respectively. All three models meet 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut standard, deliver superb Delta E<2 color accuracy, and feature AH-IPS panel, 20M:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time, and 178-degree viewing angle. The top-of-the-line VP3268-4K, on the other hand, outputs 1.07 billion colors with HDR10 support and 1,300:1 contrast ratio.

The VP2768 and VP2468.

On the left, the VX4380-4K displays four Full HD video sources on one screen. To the right are four VP2468 monitors daisy-chained to achieve a similar result.

Multitasking professionals will love the VX4380-4K, as it offers them the ability to see and do more from a spacious 43-inch 4K UHD resolution display. With four times the pixels of a Full HD monitor, the proprietary MultiPicture feature enhances their multitasking needs by allowing simultaneous viewing of up to four Full HD video sources. Thanks to its 10-bit SuperClear IPS panel, colors and brightness remain consistent at all 178-degree viewing angles.

From L-R: The VX3218-shdw and VX3211-2K-mhd.

Two other upcoming VX-series IPS monitors that we gleaned from the tour were the VX3218-shdw and VX3211-2K-mhd. Both are 32-inch WQHD (2,560 x 1,440) displays, with the former incorporating a stylish arc-shaped stand, and the latter offering flicker-free and blue light filter technologies.

Apart from screen mirroring, the new ViewBoard also supports annotation from a smartphone with the ViewBoard Cast app installed.

In the area of large interactive displays, the latest in ViewSonic's ViewBoard series goes from 65-inch and up to 86-inch in screen size. The 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) display features a 20-point multi-touch screen that is protected by a layer of 7H tempered glass and anti-glare coating. It's also pre-installed with Windows-based vBoard 2.2 annotation software, while compatible with content sharing app ViewBoard Cast and conferencing app Zoom. Users can opt for optional slot-in PC and Android Box functionality.

If you are in search for ultra-short throw projectors, the 2,000-lumen PX800HD will fit nicely as it combines Rec. 709 color accuracy and ViewSonic's own SuperColor TruCinema RGBRGB technology to project images up to 150-inch on a wall from just a mere inches away.

The PX725HD home theater Full HD projector adheres to the Rec.709 HD standard to deliver excellent color accuracy with CinemaSuperColor technology. Just compare the colors on the right image to the left image.

During the tour, we were shown a wall-mounted panel that receives power and information using the one-wire Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology. The pre-production unit teased a few use cases, such as the ability to reserve meeting rooms, play music, and take a photo with its front camera.


First published on May 26, 2017:

ViewSonic has just released details about a number of products that it will be showcasing during COMPUTEX 2017, which is rather special for the company as it celebrates its 30th year anniversary. That said, details are all that we are getting – we’re not even getting a look of the items in question.

Image source: ViewSonic.

For now, the company has shared with us that it will be showcasing its Pro8 series of professional projectors. Features of the projector include brightness levels of 5,200 ANSI lumens using Digital Light Processing. It also comes with a 4-in-1 power button.

Also to be showcased is the IFP7550 Advanced 75-inch UHD ViewBoard Interactive Flat Panel for the most comprehensive of large format display solutions. You get 20 touch points on the massive display, as well as some built-in applications like vBoard for annotations, ViewBoard cast to have others see what you see, and the ZOOM conferencing software for others to add notes and annotations remotely and simultaneously.

On the gaming monitor front, the company will be showcasing new models in the XG series with features like 240Hz refresh rates and 1ms response time that gamers would appreciate. For art professionals, the company will be showcasing new VP series Professional LCD monitors that are color-accurate for the needs of designers, photographers and videographers, with one model being a 32-inch UHD panel with support for HDR10.

The ViewSonic XG2530, a member of the XG series of gaming monitors. <br> Image source: ViewSonic.

As for images of the actual products, stay tuned for further updates as we make our way to Taipei, Taiwan for COMPUTEX 2017.

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