Launchpad: Panoramic view

Curves seems to be the new buzzword in LG’s design centre in South Korea.

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | Published:December 15, 2013 1:22 am

LG Curved OLED TV

Price 9,99,900

Panoramic view

Curves seems to be the new buzzword in LG’s design centre in South Korea. The company on Wednesday announced two new products,a television and a smartphone,with curved screens — the G Flex phone and the Curved OLED TV. However,there is no date on the availability of the G Flex.

The Red Dot design award winning television is curved,but it also has a crystal transparent stand and a very intuitive and natural user interface with smart touch controls. The 55-inch TV also has a front facing film type speaker which promises theatre quality sound. The immersive viewing angles of the curved screen have been augmented by four colour (WRGB) technology.

HTC Desire 501

Price 16,890

Colourful patterns

While the market has seen phones of a variety of colours,HTC has stepped in another direction by going for colourful patterns on the Desire 501. Following the launch of the dual-SIM Desire 600 earlier this year,HTC has announced three new phones in the range. Available in three colours — brown,green and a checkered blue — the Desire 501 is a dual-sim phone in which both SIM cards are active. Priced at Rs 16,890,it has a 4-inch screen,8GB storage,1 GB RAM,1.15 GHz dual-core processor and expandable memory up to 32 GB. It has an 8-MP rear camera and a 2.1-MP front camera.

BenQ EW2740L

Price 25,000

Eye-friendly screen

BenQ has come out with monitors that cause less strain to your eyes. If you stare at the monitor for long hours,you might want to take a look at BenQ’s EW series monitors – EW2440L (24-inch) and EW2740L (27-inch). The 24-inch variant costs Rs 18,000 and the 27-inch variant costs Rs 25,000. BenQ claims that these are flicker-free,which eliminates eye fatigue and headaches. Another eye-friendly feature is its low blue light display. It is worth noting that most monitors allow users to adjust this value. The settings can be found under RGB values.

Asus Transformer trio

Price 98,099

Windows or Android

Over the past few years,Asus has forayed into a series of hybrid devices,the latest being the Transformer Book Trio. The 11.6-inch device comprises a tablet that docks to a keyboard. The display has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and the tablet has an Intel Atom z2560 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz,64 GB storage and 2 GB RAM. This device can run Android Jelly Bean and Windows 8,and users can switch between the two at the tap of a button. To run Windows,the tablet needs to be docked to the keyboard. The keyboard dock is no accessory,for it houses an Intel Haswell processor,HD 4400 graphics,4 GB RAM,1 TB storage,two USB 3.0 ports and a microHDMI port.

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