It’s been almost a year since the most recent CES event, and yet, there still are some promised monitors that are waiting to be unleashed. The manufacturers behind each of these models have one way or the other promised consumers a specific release date, but these CES 2017 monitors are still nowhere to be seen almost a year later.
These delays leave us to wonder what kind of new technology the brands involved here will display next year, or if they will be able to provide live demos of these devices. Just like everybody else, we are itching to get our hands on these cutting-edge monitors that offer HDR, Thunderbolt 3 functionality, but most of all, how elite 4K visuals at 144Hz will feel. Without some of the models in this list, the computer display market has already hit a stalemate, and honestly, some of the previous techs we’ve seen is getting old. We can’t wait, test, and game on these promising devices!
The Unreleased CES 2017 Monitors
1. LG 34UM79M Chromecast Monitor (Discontinued)
The LG 34UM79M was conceived to offer fantastic multitasking capabilities for enhanced productivity via its 3440 x 1440 IPS screen and enriched connectivity suite. Another special purpose of the monitor that takes advantage of its cinematic resolution is the addition of a built-in Google Chromecast monitor for easy streaming. The latter is cheap and easy to acquire and attach to any display with an HDMI, giving LG the reason not to give the green light on this unique model.
2. ViewSonic VX2781-UC (TBA)
The ViewSonic VX2781-UC is an entertainment and multimedia CES 2017 monitor with a super-clear IPS panel and a frameless design. The device provides a 2560 x 1440 QHD output for enhanced details and sharpness, plus excellent ergonomics for ease of use. This model also promised to include a USB-C slot that delivers power, audio, video, and data in a single cable, but so far there is no word from ViewSonic about its release.
3. Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ (Q1 2018)
The Asus PG27UQ aims to provide the absolute best when it comes to features and gaming prowess since it will be the next standard bearer for the ROG brand. This exhilarating CES 2017 gaming monitor will feature a 4K 144Hz IPS panel augmented with full HDR support and G-Sync for the best possible experience in smoothness and image quality. We should have seen this device during the summer as was promised during CES 2017, but Asus pushed the date back to Q1 2018 due to delays in AU Optronics’ panel manufacturing.
4. Acer Predator X27 (Q1 2018)
The Acer Predator X27 is the sleeker and more sophisticated-looking counterpart of the PG27UQ thanks to its architecturally appealing design and Tobii Eye Tracking technology. This G-Sync gaming monitor also promises eye-popping graphics via its 4K 144Hz IPS screen with full HDR compatibility and buttery-smooth goodness. The release of the Acer Predator X27 was also delayed to Q1 2018 since both of these 4K 144Hz CES 2017 monitors use AU Optronic’s delayed IPS module.
5. Asus Pro Art PA32U (Q4 2017)
The Asus Pro Art PA32U also offers full HDR compatibility with comprehensive gamut coverages in sRGB, Adobe RGB, and DCI-P3 for professionals who want the best for their creations. To achieve all of these, this model will include a 384-zone FALD matched with a 32-inch 4K panel to create the effects of the color tech for visual improvement. This Thunderbolt 3-equipped designer monitor has dodged press releases and updates, but word from Asus reps suggest a Q4 2017 release.
Editor’s Note: It’s an exciting time for us at Monitornerds everytime a CES event hits, but it sometimes leaves us and the consumers wanting and waiting in vain. The delays especially on the products that feature the dreamy 4K 144Hz HDR screens. It takes time to perfect new and improved technology, so patience in waiting for these companies to perfect their capabilities is always rewarding.
If you are interested in any of these models, be sure to check back here at Monitornerds.com for the latest updates and insights into the best gaming monitors of the global market. For a list of already available CES 2017 monitors, you can consult this guide.