BenQ unveils world’s first 24-Inch 2560 x 1440 Desktop Monitor

Time after time, professionals and enthusiasts have asked for a QHD monitor that's smaller than 27 inches. Those have arrived, but only quite late, and only in mobile phones and laptops, which is not what we've been asking for. No, we wanted a desktop monitor that's smaller than 27 inches with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. Now, after many years, it seems BenQ is here to deliver, as the company just announced its BL2420PT – a 23.8-inch monitor with a QHD resolution.

BenQ BL2420PT Monitor worth its price?

The BL2420PT will be the initial model of this size to offer a high 2560 x 1440 resolution, something normally reserved for 27" models. This produces a pixel density of 123.41 PPI (pixels per inch) which would be comparable to if you had a 4k 3840 x 2160 resolution on a 36" sized screen.

The panel is AU Optronics' new M238DAN01.0 which is an IPS-type AHVA panel (not to be confused with AMVA). The backlight is W-LED and offers a standard sRGB colour gamut. It also has a true 8-bit color depth. As with all modern BenQ displays the screen is flicker free (no PWM) and features a range of Low Blue Light modes as well. The panel has a gray-to-gray response time of 5 ms, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 178 degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, and 300 cd/m2 brightness.

Is BenQ BL2420PT Monitor compatible with Mac Mini?

The stand offers a full range of tilt, height, swivel and rotate adjustments. The Eye Protect ambient light sensor and human motion sensor features are included as well on this model.

For connectivity, BenQ has fitted the monitor with DVI, VGA, HDMI 1.4, and DisplayPort 1.2 interfaces. There is also a line-in jack for driving the two 1W speakers, as well as a headphone jack. The monitor has EnergyStar 6.0 certification and consumes only 28W. It is fully compatible with Mac systems too.

Does BenQ BL2420PT Monitor has  HDMI and DisplayPort?

Price and release date of this interesting monitor is still a mystery.

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Windows 10 Transformation Pack for your Windows 7/8/8.1

Well it’s safe to assume that you already heard about Windows 10, Microsoft’s next Operating System; in case of you didn't heard any of if you can out the story from here. So it would be great if you would like to uninstall Windows 9 transformation pack from your system and ready to test the Windows 10 Technical Preview flavored transformation pack for your existing Windows 7/8/8.1. In this new version created by SkinPacks.com they’ve updated many parts of pack, now the installer not need to restart your Windows and it will transform your Windows 8 and 7 to Windows 10 just in a few minutes.

You can use this Windows 10 transformation pack for your 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. As always it’s a one click installation procedure. So don’t hesitate.

You can also download it from original creator's site.

Apple holding an iPad, Macs and Mac OS event on 16 October

We only have an Apple event last month. And the good news is there might be another on its way. According to Re/code this event will concentrate on Apple’s other major products like iPad, Mac family, and the OS X Yosemite operating system. Apple is expected to announce the new iPad Air, which will be thinner, faster, and will have the Touch ID sensor. It is also said to be available in gold. There is also expected to be an update to the iMac and the Mac mini, which haven’t been updated in a while. The event will also feature Yosemite, we hope the OS will be released soon after the event, if Apple follows historic patterns.

All Apple Events in 2014

According to 9to5Mac, the event will be held at Town Hall in Apple’s Campus. This is a much smaller venue and will allow fewer people to attend. But you can stay tuned with me to hear more details. Personally i am eagerly waiting to see more affordable and featured Mac Mini.

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System requirements for Windows 10 Technical Preview

Hello everyone. I am running Windows 10 Technical Preview for the last 5/6 hours. And in one word I have to say it’s awesome. By saying awesome I mean it’s surely the update version for any Mouse-Keyboard controlled Windows 8/8.1 system. As you know Windows 8 introduced the touch-prioritized Metro design with live tiles and removed key elements of Windows 7, disrupting the familiar look and feel for long-time Windows users. The changes were representative of an overall acceleration of Microsoft's unification of its touch-enabled mobile devices with its desktop and laptop software. Those changes found many critics and detractors.

Windows 10 improvements

So Microsoft is trying its best to resolve the issues of Windows 8 at this moment with broader platform reach on mind. I will discuss those issues in another post. Here I am posting the system requirements of Windows 10 Technical Review installation. Luckily it isn’t anything different from your current system criteria.
Processor: 1 GHz or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 16 GB
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Monitor: To run apps you need a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768
To access the Windows Store you need an internet connection and a Microsoft account

Windows 10 Software Compatibility

I installed Windows 10 on my 13.6GB partition and the original installation took almost 10GB space with only Chrome installed. Another good news is The OS only using 512MB RAM at idle at this point, which seems lowest after Windows XP era. Microsoft will send you notifications beginning on April 1, 2015 to remind you that it’s time to upgrade your PC to a newer version. And you have 15 more days from that point to upgrade your PC. By that time I am sure that consumer beta od the Windows 10 will be available.

Classic Start Menu is back in Windows 10

One of the most important questions regarding Windows 10 (previously known as Windows 9) was, whether Microsoft including start menu or not. Luckily for us it will be present on both touch devices and more traditional mouse-keyboard setup. The Start menu so many missed in Windows 8 and 8.1. Though Microsoft first announced the return of the Start menu earlier this year at Build, the company's annual conference, the longstanding menu was undoubtedly the star of Tuesday's event. And i think its needless to mention that the main cause of Windows 8 failure is the lacking of Classic Start menu. Because its the pumping station of all applications and files in Windows operating system for a very long time.

There is some new inclusion in Windows 10 start menu. There are now two columns in Start Menu. The left column looks much like the traditional Windows 7 Start menu— complete with jump menus— and contains your most frequently used apps, including Windows desktop apps and Windows Store apps.

The right column houses customizable live tiles. You can add any app's live tile to that column at any time by simply dragging it over, although apps that don't have live tile functionality will be a shortcut rather than a fully functional live tile. Alternatively, those who don't like the Metro look of the live tiles can forgo them altogether.

Is Windows 10 Start Menu works like Windows 7?

The Start menu itself can also be resized endlessly and you can add as many live tiles as you want. In Windows 10, the size of the Start menu is really only limited to the size of your monitor. The demo we saw was surprisingly fast and the menu was responsive, even when dozens of live tiles were added at once.

Additionally, the bottom of the menu has a spotlight-style search tool that will search locally for apps and files on your machine but will also search the web via Microsoft's Bing search engine. The same search tool also lives in the task bar.
 
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