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Report: Panel makers preparing 4K/Ultra HD displays for tablets, notebooks

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Apr 2013 20:49 User comments (8)

Report: Panel makers preparing 4K/Ultra HD displays for tablets, notebooks According to Digitimes, panel makers are preparing to build Ultra HD/4K displays for use in notebooks and even tablets.
The displays have resolutions of 3840 x 2160 and are currently only seen in a few TVs and monitors.

Reads the report, "downstream system makers have reportedly been contacting Taiwan-based panel makers about producing Ultra HD tablet panels while Sharp is planning to produce Ultra HD notebook panels.

The sources have yet to reveal whether the panels will be used in products released in 2013, but said that Panasonic is likely to be a major purchaser of the technology."


Sharp will likely use their IGZO transparent compound semiconductor tech, making the panels very high end.

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8 user comments

125.4.2013 6:58

Well, it was easy to see this was coming. If a 5" smartphone can have a 1080p display, then 10"+ screens can go 4K. Magnifying glass apps will trend!


"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

225.4.2013 8:59

Cant wait !!

325.4.2013 8:59

Cant wait !!


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425.4.2013 12:32

Seems to me that when the mainstream still doubt 'the vast improvement 1080p HD offers' then Ultra HD (not quite 4K in fact) will not be the smash some expect.

525.4.2013 15:15

is that the 720p version of HD?



625.4.2013 15:34

No, sadly not.
I know several people who have decent 1080p TVs and who couldn't care less that they often watch the SD version of their TV channels instead of the HD versions.

725.4.2013 18:08

God I'm sick of tablets...
Gimme a 4k computer monitor without breaking my bank and we'll talk.


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

826.4.2013 1:58

Originally posted by ThePastor:
God I'm sick of tablets...
Gimme a 4k computer monitor without breaking my bank and we'll talk.

+1
in fact, i am not sure whether 1080p screen in smartphones/tablets is of "any" use, let alone 4K! in addition, there will be little "real" 4K contents in another 2 yrs. well, i don't mind to get 1080p for the price of 720p.
oh ya, 4K in any device is going to break the bank.

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