We spend thousand of hours in front of our desktop monitors even when with the rise of laptops and for the last few years, the world of displays hasn't noticeably changed.
But things may well be on track for a massive change. On Ebay and elsewhere, we've noted the arrival of newcomers from South Korea with odd names like Yamakasi, Achiva-Shiman or 3View.
Their main product : a 27-inch monitor with a 2,560 by 1,440 pixels resolution, that's four times the resolution of a HD display and a total number of 3.69 million pixels, nearly twice that of a full HD display.
Currently, displays with such a high resolution are quite rare. The Dell UltraSharp U2711, The Apple MC914B Thunderbolt LED monitor and the Samsung LS27A850D are some of the very few monitors that support this resolution. In addition, they are expensive, fetching at least £550.
What these seller promise is a monitor for less than half that price with an IPS panel rather than a TN one, made by LG, with a single dual-DVI input. We have yet to see a first review of such monitors online from a reputable review website and it appears as if there's no Displaylink or USB 3.0 version.
Source : Ebay