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Samsung unveils new notebook with 3200 x 1800 display

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 May 2013 22:11 User comments (14)

Samsung unveils new notebook with 3200 x 1800 display Samsung has announced a new notebook today that will include the highest pixels-per-inch display of any book.
The new 13.3-inch QHD laptop will include a 3200 x 1800 resolution with 276 pixels-per-inch (PPI).

By comparison, the Retina MacBook Pro has 227 PPI and the new Google Chromebook Pixel has a 239 PPI.

Samsung is following the trend of extremely high-resolution computers. Last week, Sharp announced high PPI IGZO LCD panels for 11.6, 14 and 15.6-inch variants. Toshiba also just announced the 13.3 Kira ultrabook with a 2560 x 1440 display.

Furthermore, Samsung says the new QHD will provide 30 percent better power efficiency than existing LCD displays.

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14 user comments

120.5.2013 22:50

Goodness, is that the actual screen res (3200X1800) or just PPI?


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221.5.2013 0:32

Yes, that's the screen rez, resulting in 276 PPI on the 13.3" display, according to the article anyhow ^^ .

321.5.2013 0:56

Completely unnecessary. It is more like having bragging rights lol

421.5.2013 2:31

Originally posted by PraisesToAllah:
Completely unnecessary. It is more like having bragging rights lol
I suppose if photography was your profession...

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521.5.2013 5:42

Isn't this more resolution than what the human eye can perceive?

I honestly can't see the point of a device like this one. Photographer or not, any user will need to set up ultra-large fonts and the magnifying glass app to be able to work with it at any time. I guess they just ran out of ideas and came up with this nonsense only to get notoriety or something.


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621.5.2013 7:47

all yours for only a million!!!


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721.5.2013 11:46

I want more powerful mobile I7's and 12gb top of the line memory more so than these resolutions.

821.5.2013 12:16

Originally posted by harhumph:
I want more powerful mobile I7's and 12gb top of the line memory more so than these resolutions.
You'll need 'em at these resolutions.

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921.5.2013 13:18

What I want is this resolution in a 27" Desktop monitor... at a realistic price...


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

1021.5.2013 14:14

I like to see this resolutions on laptops (any size); then we will be talking.


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1123.5.2013 14:49

Originally posted by PraisesToAllah:
Completely unnecessary. It is more like having bragging rights lol
Totally true!!!!!!

The consumer will never know the difference if they're not informed. Concentrate on maxing out the rez on TVs!

121.6.2013 12:00

My 13" 1920x1080 (actual res) ASUS Ultrabook has a really crisp screen. It's going to be hard to differentiate resolutions better than that at that size. It's nice but text on icons can be hard to read at a distance as it is so small. It does make graphics and video look good though.

131.6.2013 21:50

Originally posted by leglessoz:
My 13" 1920x1080 (actual res) ASUS Ultrabook has a really crisp screen. It's going to be hard to differentiate resolutions better than that at that size. It's nice but text on icons can be hard to read at a distance as it is so small. It does make graphics and video look good though.

Remember, you can enlarge all displayed text in Windows by a given percentage. You can find it under Start>Control Panel>Display in Win7, and in similar locations in other versions of Windows. Right-click on an empty spot on your desktop and select "Properties..." in XP, as I recall, for the fastest route.

Edit--> I agree with you re: screen sharpness. In fact, I have a Toshiba Qosmio with an 18.4" screen (it's silly ginormous for a laptop - lol) at 1640x985 that I cannot distinguish from 1920x1080 at all. But some folks just want that placebo resolution, ya know? It's good they gave it a lot of graphics muscle; it's gonna damn well need it to drive all that screen real estate.
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141.6.2013 23:14

If you're really keen you can find out what registry entries tweek exact sizes for the elements.

I used to have to do that in XP because of a bug with the large icon sizes in hi-res.


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