Samsung hyping new 3200x1800 LCD display for future notebooks

Samsung's current Windows 8 notebooks have display resolutions of up to 1600x900

As more tablets and touchscreen laptops are sold, more attention is being put on the display resolutions for these products; in short, higher resolutions are depicted to be better. Some of the first products made for Microsoft's Windows 8 have been criticized for not having high enough resolutions in their LCD displays compared to other notebooks but Samsung is looking to fix that.

You may remember that Samsung showed off a prototype of a Windows 8 notebook in August 2012 that had a 2560x1440 resolution. While that product has yet to be released, Samsung announced today it is showing off two new LCD displays this week that have much higher resolutions than what is currently available.

Samsung's press release revealed that one of the displays is for a 13.3 inch WQXGA+ LCD notebook with a resolution of 3200x1800. The other is for a 10.1 inch WQXGA LCD tablet display that will have a 2560x1600 resolution. Both will be shown at the Display Week trade show in Vancouver which starts tomorrow.

Samsung claims that not only can it make LCD displays of such high resolution but they both offer 30 percent lower energy usage compared to current products " ... by decreasing the number of driver circuits and increasing the efficiency of the LED BLU." Naturally, that means battery life for notebooks and tablets should be extended with the use of these displays.

Unfortunately, there's no word when Samsung will actually mass produce these displays in their future PC products. Hopefully, they will be made available sooner rather than later.

Source: Samsung via Engadget

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Only clueless Apple fanboys will think this is good on a 13" laptop. And yes, you are an idiot if you actually think you need that resolution on such a small screen.

Thanks God we are moving always from crappy 1080p advertised HD display. There is huge difference between tv and monitor and in past couple of years many manufacturers were producing crappy video resolution.

Jose_49 said,
Time to see those Intel HD cards struggling

well macs with retina do struggle with the resolution, with sutters and chopiness,but the new haswell stuff should take care of that.

Does Samsung not make screens for apple or something?

I am probably way out, but I have a faint memory of reading something... maybe I am getting the companies wrong.

virtorio said,
How so? Retina is a term/branding people now know and have a general idea about. High pixel density isn't quite as catchy.

I said resolution. For a long time, no one beat their resolution.

techbeck said,

I said resolution. For a long time, no one beat their resolution.

The resolution issue has been resolved.

djdanster said,

Google Pixel

Google pixel isnt a true laptop tho. Its a webtop...or whatever else you want to call it. Nice to see the competition coming and interested to see what Apple has in store on WWDC. Should get interesting.

Why are tiny screens getting all the love? My 27 inch monitor is only 2560x1440 and I've only seen them go as high as 2560x1600.

McKay said,
Why are tiny screens getting all the love? My 27 inch monitor is only 2560x1440 and I've only seen them go as high as 2560x1600.

yes! why can't i have a 24" monitor, or even 27" with this resolution?

Buttus said,

yes! why can't i have a 24" monitor, or even 27" with this resolution?

Are you sitting that close to your 27" monitor that you're looking at the pixels?

Enron said,

Are you sitting that close to your 27" monitor that you're looking at the pixels?

no, of course not... (which is why touch screen monitors for regular desktop computers are useless)

but games and editing pictures would be great!

Enron said,

Are you sitting that close to your 27" monitor that you're looking at the pixels?

No but is set it to native resolution and use the extra workspace.

Thank you, people are listening. To all the naysayers, this isn't the market for you, however it is for the rest of us

That sounds like a comment from someone who hasn't used a high-DPI display. 3200x1800 pixels at 13.3 in equates to about 275 ppi, so that display is going to look smooth and crisp like Retina for Apple products. Now we just need Microsoft to get high-DPI on the desktop working a little better than it does at present.

I bet the difference at that size is marginal between retina and that insane resolution.

Not to mention that laptop that size usually ships with inboard GPUs. Something has to push all those pixels you know and if you can't tell the difference, I rather not take a performance hit.

This is no different than the 5in 1080p phones. Few people see the difference between 720 and 1080 at that size.

I had a DROID DNA. It was a gimmick more than anything else.

adrynalyne said,
I bet the difference at that size is marginal between retina and that insane resolution.

Not to mention that laptop that size usually ships with inboard GPUs. Something has to push all those pixels you know and if you can't tell the difference, I rather not take a performance hit.

This is no different than the 5in 1080p phones. Few people see the difference between 720 and 1080 at that size.

I had a DROID DNA. It was a gimmick more than anything else.

Well you can always change the resolution unlike phone devices.