Achieva Shimian shows off new monitors at CeBIT 2012
Achieva are a Korean company offering a range of displays, from portable 7″ and 9.7″ units to high grade 27″ and 30″ monitors for gaming and professional use. They had a few new displays on display – hurr hurr – at CeBIT and I decided to check them out.
These portable displays are low resolution, at 1024 x 600 for the 7” unit and 1024 x 768 for the 9.7” monitor. They are well designed though, with an integrated kick stand that is housed within the rear of the unit, and can be quickly screwed into place when necessary. The displays can also be purchased with a car holder, allowing them to be securely fixed for mobile operation. These seem ideal for specialist uses, including the development of bespoke mobile applications for research or development purposes.
The larger displays are more of an interest to gamers, with the 27″ model offering a 1920 x 1080 resolution, and the 30″ a resolution of 2560 x 1600. The displays are Super IPS, which offer wide viewing angles and a large colour gamut (1.07 billion colours), albeit at the expense of response time.
The 30″ monitor requires a dual DVI link, as is common with monitors at such high resolutions. The monitor looked quite solid, with an aluminium construction and a natural industrial look. The bezel was quite thin given the monitor’s size, perhaps only a centimetre wide.
The 27″ had a unique look with a white body and black bezel, with a glossy plastic finish. The wide rectangular stand was rounded on the corners, and looked sturdy but didn’t include much in the way of adjustments, with limited tilt travel. It included the standard complement of DVI, HDMI and VGA connections, as well as more advanced Thunderbolt and DisplayPort connectors.
According to Achieva, the 27″ model is the most popular of that size in Korea. That’s an impressive feat, given the advancement of gaming culture in Korea, and definitely suggests that the company’s offerings are worth a look. Achieva are also well known online for offering a 27” monitor with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, but these weren’t at the show.