twice connect
careers

AOC Unveils 29-Inch 21:9 HD Monitor

Fremont, Calif. — The super-widescreen 21:9 aspect ratio for HD displays hasn’t disappeared yet, but it is being repositioned as a monitor play. 4/15/2013 08:20:00 AM Eastern

Fremont, Calif. — The super-widescreen 21:9 aspect ratio for HD displays hasn’t disappeared yet, but it is being repositioned as a monitor play.

AOC said Monday that it is now offering its Q2963PM ($499 suggested retail) 29-inch 21:9 super-widescreen HD monitor with IPS LED technology and multiple connectivity solutions, including DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI,  “to provide a cinematic display experience.”

The Q2963PM includes 3-watt stereo speakers and WFHD 2,560 by 1,080 resolution.

AOC said the extra width of the screen will enable users to multitask on one screen, showing, for example, a Blu-ray movie on one half while working on a spreadsheet on the other half.

The different input options will enable a variety of picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture options, AOC said.

MHL technology is also added to mirror a smartphone or tablet using a wired connection.

Companies including Vizio, Philips and JVC had introduced or demonstrated prototype big-screen TVs using the 21:9 aspect ratio in recent years, but the trend never caught on as a dedicated living room play, so monitor makers, like AOC, instead realized the multitasking potential of the wider screen for desktops.

The 21:9 aspect ratio also allows Cinemascope and other widescreen movies to be viewed without black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. The display offers a 50,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, a 178-degree viewing angle, 250 cd/m² brightness, and a 5ms response time.

The display is also 100mm VESA compatible so that it can be mounted to the wall to save space and create a streamlined look.

AOC said it is currently selling the Q2963PM through Amazon, Microcenter, Newegg, TigerDirect, Canada Computers and other national retailers.

PHOTOS
Nationwide PrimeTime 2014

Scenes from Nationwide PrimeTime buy fair held in

ProSource Meeting Filled With Optimism

San Antonio — Optimism reigned at ProSource’s

Ingram Draws 500 To Spring Vendor Expo

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro Consumer

CEA Holds ’14 Digital Patriots Dinner

Washington — CEA held its annual Digital Patriots’

8 Technology Accessories For a Greener Earth

An Earth Day review of Earth-friendly products, by

BrandSource Shows Diverse Product Selection

BrandSource’s Summit show at the Marriott World