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In its ongoing quest to build increasingly thinner and lighter devices, Apple seems to have taken ownership of a facility in Taiwan that's tasked with making OLED panels and researching new display technologies. It's apparently a hush-hush operation, as employees in and around the plant won't talk about the site or what they're up to.Apple is attracted to OLED technology because they're slimmer than traditional LCDs and don't require a backlight, which makes them more energy efficient. They're also bright, making them solid candidates for mobile devices like iPhones and iPads where portability... Read more...
By any metric, 8K is an incredible resolution. In fact, given that most HD content is still published in 1080p, the same could be said about 4K. With that, "incredible" in relation to 8K could mean different things to different people. 4K packs in four times the pixels of 1080p, while 8K takes that and multiplies it by four once again. We're talking 33,177,600 pixels. For some more perspective, here's our handy comparison graphic: Most current 1080p desktop monitors being sold today hover around the 22-inch form-factor, while 4K can be had in monitors 27-inch and above. So it stands to reason that... Read more...
Philips is getting ready to release what it claims is the world's first quantum dot desktop monitor, the 276E6ADS. It's a 27-inch display with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, which is nothing to write home about, though what's interesting about the monitor is that it supposedly delivers 99 percent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space. There's an excellent primer on Wired about quantum dot technology, which was a point of focus at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year. Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals engineered to emit light. They have narrow light... Read more...
It's beginning to look like there's really no limit to how far display vendors will take their resolutions. While the world is still trying to catch up to 4K, some companies have been promoting 5K, and at this past CES, we even saw an 8K being exhibited. Next up? As far as Samsung seems to be concerned, it's 11K. Let's put things into perspective here. 4K is 3840x2160, and is by all accounts a seriously large resolution. 5K is 5120x2880 and then we have 8K, which checks in at 7680x4320. As you can tell, moving up the "K" scale doesn't signify minor jumps, but rather enormous ones. So where does... Read more...
Notebook screens will be getting even slimmer, thanks to a touch screen technology from LG Display. The Advanced In-Cell (AIT) panels have already appeared on the LG G4 and other smartphones, but this is the first time that the technology will be used on larger devices like notebooks. AIT shaves as much as a millimeter off the thickness of an ordinary notebook screen. That may not sound like much of a difference, but notebook sizes and weights have become factors in many buyers’ purchasing decisions, so competition among manufacturers has been focused on those areas. AIT hits both size and weight... Read more...
Just when you think you've seen everything, here comes Samsung with the industry's first mirror and transparent OLED display panels. The South Korean outfit rolled out the displays at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and is pitching the displays as being suitable for personalized shopping and informational browsing. Paired with Intel's Real Sense technology, Samsung's displays are able to create an interactive closet or "self-modeling" wardrobe so that consumers can see what different types of clothes and jewelry would look like on them. It's a rather unique... Read more...
How many pixels can you cram on a smartphone display? A whole bunch, is our technical answer. As proof of this, Sharp announced the creation of the world's first (and of course only) 5.5-inch mobile display with an Ultra HD 4K resolution. Yes, that's 3840x2160, which works out to a mighty impressive 806 pixels per inch. Citing a Greek-language blog that seemingly managed to obtain information and Japanese-language press images from Sharp, PhoneArena says the 4K smartphone display is scheduled to go into mass production in 2016. That means you should start to see flagship devices from various smartphone... Read more...
LG will unveil its flagship G4 smartphone later this month, but if you're looking for something to salivate over in the meantime, the company's display division just announced the launch of a quad high definition (QHD) LCD panel for smartphones with several noteworthy features, including richer and more accurate colors with a 120 percent color gamut. It's a 5.5-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with a 2560x1440 resolution, so in terms of size and pixel density (538 pixels per inch), it's already an impressive display, at least on paper. To make it even better, LG combined a blue LED chip with... Read more...
Lenovo on Tuesday announced a new generation of ThinkVision T Series monitors that feature the latest green certificates and a more refined design than what you might be used. Part of that entails new thinner profiles and an ergonomic stand that supports lift, tilt, and pivot adjustments, along with the ability to swivel into portrait mode, an oft-overlooked feature even among professional panels. While on the topic of physical design, the refreshed monitors sport an equal bezel width on all sides, as Lenovo wanted to ensure a seamless flow for those who choose to configure a multi-monitor setup... Read more...
Acer first unveiled its 27-inch XG270HU last month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and at the time, it was pitching the display as a fairly standard monitor with thin size bezels as found on the XB270HU, another 27-inch monitor with support for NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. Well, the XG270HU doesn't support G-Sync, but Acer did reveal this weekend that it uses AMD FreeSync.FreeSync is a similar (albeit open source) solution designed to eliminate screen tearing and stuttering by taking advantage of the adaptive sync command in DisplayPort 1.2a. It synchronizes the refresh rate... Read more...
There hasn't been a whole lot going on in the 3D display camp as of late, and that's probably because the industry found itself distracted by two other emerging technologies -- virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift, and 4K Ultra HD displays. Toshiba didn't get those memos, however, and is still hard at work on a glasses-free 3D viewing technology that it plans to incorporate into a 15-inch 4K LCD panel. As Toshiba explains it, this is a new technology that uses a low-crosstalk, high-definition LCD GRIN lens, or "gradient-index lens." In a GRIN lens, the refractive-index distribution is... Read more...
Fancy yourself a PlayStation gamer? In the need for a new television? If you answered "Yes" to both questions, then hang tight and be on the lookout for new Samsung smart TVs coming out in the first of 2015. Why? Samsung has partnered with Sony to integrate its PlayStation Now game streaming service on select models, giving you access to hundreds of PlayStation 3 games streamed from the cloud, no console required! It's the same feature that's offered on the PlayStation 4, along with a variety of other platforms. Using PlayStation Now, gamers have access to over 200... Read more...
If you're buying into the benefits of a curved display, you'll be thrilled to know that Samsung has introduced what it claims is the most advanced curved monitor the world has ever seen. It's also known by its model designation -- SE790C. However you want to refer to it, Samsung's newest curved display features a 34-inch display with an ultra-wide quad high-definition (Ultra-WQHD) resolution (3440x1440) with a 21:9 aspect ratio. "All curves are not created equal. Samsung’s SE790C offers an industry-leading and award-winning curvature for a truly immersive, comfortable and differentiating viewing... Read more...
Though the holiday sales are tempting, you may want to hold off on purchasing a new 4K Ultra HD TV for a month or so. For one, the Super Bowl is fast approaching (go Patriots!), and there are always sales on large screen TVs leading up to the big game. And secondly, there are some interesting technologies that will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month, including "quantum dot" technology. What is quantum dot technology? It allows you to travel back in time as you possess different people in an attempt to put them on the right path. Actually, scratch that --... Read more...
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