AU Optronics, a panel manufacturer, has some interesting 144Hz panels in production that might be interesting for many people.
First of all, there’s a VA panel (AMVA to be precise) that will go in production in Q1 2016. It is 30-inches and has a resolution of 2560×1080, meaning that it is UltraWide, having an aspect ratio of 21:9. Those who feel that the 2560×1080 resolution is too small on the 144Hz 35-inch VA panel already available (found on the BenQ XR3501), this new panel might satisfy those concerns. Apart from the 144Hz refresh rate, this panel (named M300DVR01.0) offers an amazing 3000:1 static contrast ratio, 178/178 viewing angles and 300 cd/m2 brightness. It also supports full sRGB color gamut and just like the 35-inch version, this panel has a 2000R curvature, which is the curviest display you can find right now. We expect the first monitors with this particular panel will be out around May or June 2016.
The other upcoming 144Hz panel is much smaller. With a 23.8-inch size, this will fit well for those with limited desk space or with multiple monitor setups. The downside is that this panel is TN film based and will therefore provide bad colors and viewing angles. The good thing about the panel is that it has a resolution of 2560×1440, which gives you a high pixel density.
In other specs, it has a standard 1000:1 contrast ratio, 170/160 viewing angles and 350 cd/m2 brightness. Support for full sRGB color gamut coverage is also included. The panel will go in production in late October to December and you can expect to see some monitors with this panel in the beginning of next year.
|Size||Resolution||Aspect Ratio||Panel Type||Contrast Ratio||Brightness||Refresh Rate||Release Date|
|30-inch||2560x1080||21:9||VA||3000:1||300 cd/m2||144Hz||Q1 2016|
|23.8-inch||2560x1440||16:9||TN||1000:1||350 cd/m2||144Hz||October 2015|