Sharp to produce new Ultra-HD laptop displays
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It's hard to find a laptop or tablet that doesn't have an HD screen these days. Every company seems to be pushing the pixel density on their devices at least as much as they do processor speed. Even budget models are creeping up in the pixel counts and giving us better and better image quality like Google's Nexus 7 and its 7-inch 1280x800 (216ppi) screen.
Apple's Retina screens on their Ipads and Macbooks are the most widespread to offer resolutions beyond HD. Newer Retina displays top out at around 2048x1536 (264ppi) for the Ipad 4th generation. More recently, we've seen Google's Chromebook Pixel join this group with a 2560x1700 (239ppi) display, and even Toshiba with the Kirabook 2560×1440 (221ppi).
Today, Sharp announced that they are bringing out a whole line of new IGZO laptop displays with incredible pixel counts that not only outdo any of those we've seen on laptops before, but rival any Ultra-HD displays we've seen on any device: An 11.6-inch 2,560x1,440 (253ppi), a 14-inch 3,200x1,800 (262ppi), and a 15.6-inch 3,200x1,800 (235ppi).
Sharp also said that they will be expanding the IGZO line to include screens for smartphones and tablets. They will be showing off their new LCD panels at "Display Week 2013," in Vancouver, Canada from May 21 to 23.