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Samsung to debut 3200x1800, 298 PPI 13.3" LCD panel (and more)

By Rick
May 20, 2013
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  1. Samsung is set this week to pull the curtain on two LCD panels which boast pixel densities greater than those found on Apple's Retina Macbook Pro and even Google's Pixel Chromebook. Also expected to be unveiled at Display Week is...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Good to see Samsung jumping in. This is bad for Sharp though, since they have been struggling as of late. I am surprised we arent seeing any 4K resolutions yet. This is a step forward. The next barrier is power consumption, good to see Samsung making progress in this category since power consumption is a big selling point over other panels.
     
  3. gcarter

    gcarter TS Enthusiast Posts: 61   +17

    Finally! I for one cant wait to see the back end of 15" laptops with 1366x768 resolutions
     
  4. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Yeh enough with those lame low res laptops for years its time to man up on the res. I've been using a 30" 2560 x 1600 display for my desktop for 2 years now waiting on the rest of the world to catch up from low res 1080.
     
  5. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Oh common... larger displays with these high pixel densities... we don't really need that much more on the small displays. Some of us would like the prices of 24"-30" LCD monitors with higher resolution to drop in please. I know mobile is on fire but give a dog a bone! This also bodes well for products like the Oculus Rift VR head set. So... yey!
     
  6. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +84

    I agree, those resolutions are too big for a small screen on a lap top. I think 1920 by 1080 is perfect for lap tops. More pixer per in(PPI) would be better then higher resolution.
     
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I think 2560x1440 should become the norm for laptops before this.
     
  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    DPI high as this one can be used effectively with 2:1 bi-scaling or 4:1 quad-scaling. In other words, using 4 pixels in place of one. This is the way Apple uses Retina in Macbook products. In this case we have to consider the number of effective pixels to be used by UI elements. For such laptop it will be 1600x900, which is quite ok for a 13" laptop. But if you intend to watch a 1080P video on it, then scaling will be somewhat unnatural, because some pixels will translate into 4 pixels to display, while others into 2 or 1. Not sure if it will be visible though, considering the size of the screen.

    A good 15" display can have 4K resolution, and use effective 1080P for UI elements and the full 4K for the rest. Considering that we already have 5" phones with 1080P resolution, there is no reason not to have 4K in a laptop.
     
  9. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    It won't, and it should not. 1080P is the maximum a laptop may need. In other words, it is the maximum that makes the size of UI elements usable. Any higher density, like 4K, should be only to use for automatic scaling.
     
  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    True.
     
  11. "Meanwhile, Samsung will alaso be touting its "local-dimming" feature which is expected to provide its 85-inch 4K UHD panel with reduced power consumption, deeper blacks and better contrast.". please correct the mistake.
     

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