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Sharp Beginning Production on Three New IGZO Displays

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Sharp will be expanding its range of high-pixel density IZGO LCD panels with 11.6-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch variants.

Sharp has begun production of high-pixel density IGZO LCD panels for notebook computers that will offer some of the industry’s highest pixel densities and will be available in 11.6-, 14- and 15.6-inch models with compatibility for "stylus input" touchscreens.

The IGZO panel technology utilizes smaller, thin-film transistors and increased light transmittance which offers two important benefits. First of all, the higher pixel density allows the display of high quality images and crisply rendered fine text. Second, the technology allows greater energy efficiency by reducing the amount of power required to drive liquid crystals during the display of still images.

Size

11.6 inches

13.3 inches

14 inches

15.6 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1440 (WQHD)

3200 x 1800

(WQHD+)

3200 x 1800

(WQHD+)

2560 x 1440

(WQHD)

Pixel Density

253 ppi

262 ppi

235 ppi

221 ppi

Production is scheduled to commence in June 2013 at Sharp's Kameyama Plant No. 2 along with the company’s 13.3 inch IGZO panels that are currently in production.

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    house70 , May 17, 2013 9:22 AM
    The floodgates are open.
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    iggyman , May 17, 2013 9:23 AM
    IZGO? You probably mean IGZO. 2560x012440? You probably mean 2560x1440, right?
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    segio526 , May 17, 2013 10:40 AM
    Odd that the resolution dropped when it got to 15.6". Given how the industry is going, I wouldn't be surprised if they also announced a 24" with 1920x1080 resolution!
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    ubercake , May 17, 2013 10:54 AM
    Why can't they get us 3200x1800 with 120Hz refresh, little to no input lag and 1 or 2 ms response times on a 35" desktop monitor? That's what I want.
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    vmem , May 17, 2013 11:43 AM
    guys, size is actually the main limitation. it's very difficult to make a 4K panel 24-30 inch in size at high yield. there is currently an extremely high rate of failure, which will drop as the technology matures.
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    ubercake , May 17, 2013 11:48 AM
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    guys, size is actually the main limitation. it's very difficult to make a 4K panel 24-30 inch in size at high yield. there is currently an extremely high rate of failure, which will drop as the technology matures.


    Oh. That makes sense. But I think it's kind of funny how they continue to cram tinier pixels and more pixels into smaller screens. My eyes have their limitations, you know?
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    lamorpa , May 17, 2013 12:53 PM
    Your dpi numbers are all wrong. The correct figures are:
    11.6" 316dpi
    13.3" 276dpi
    14.0" 262dpi
    15.6" 235dpi
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    IndignantSkeptic , May 17, 2013 1:17 PM
    WTF?! still no OLED?!
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    warezme , May 17, 2013 1:19 PM
    about time.
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    warezme , May 17, 2013 1:20 PM
    about time.
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    lamorpa , May 17, 2013 1:47 PM
    So if you refresh the page, it posts your comment again, and again, and again...
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    house70 , May 17, 2013 3:33 PM
    Quote:
    So if you refresh the page, it posts your comment again, and again, and again...


    Yes, this is one of the many quirks since the new forum system came up. Nobody (except for the webmaster, maybe, who is impenetrable to any criticism) likes it.
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    mauller07 , May 18, 2013 2:51 AM
    This is good news but i would still like a 24 inch 3840x2160 display or 4096x2160 16:10
    I think i will be holding out with my current display until an IGZO display of this size is released as it has all the benefits of TN for response time and then some, with better colour production and black levels than an IPS panel all while using less power.
    or i might shell out on the 32 3840x2160 if i save up the pennies for it lol.
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    laststop311 , May 18, 2013 10:50 AM
    there are 3840x2160 4k UHD monitors they are just aimed at the professional market. Sony makes a 34" 3840x2160 4k monitor sold to professional video editors. High res nice size not too too huge and accurate colors. Only problem with professional monitors is u pay a professional price.
    It definitely makes no sense that the 15.6" gets worse resolution. The larger the screen the bigger they can make the pixels which should make it easier.
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    laststop311 , May 18, 2013 11:01 AM
    4096x2160 is even wider then 3840x2160 so dunno how u got 16:10 from that it's actually 32:17 or 16:8.5
    the smart thing to do if u already have a halfway semi decent lcd monitor is just wait for the oled monitors to come out. Or if you must get a nice monitor now go on craigslist and look for good monitors. I got a dell u3014 only 3 months since its manufacture date for 400 dollars off craigslist. The top left corner within a half inch from the top corner are 2 tiny dead black pixels. Dell wouldn't honor the warranty since i bought it off craigslist. But honestly the pixels are so tiny on this screen and the lil black dots are way in the corner and are only visible on light backgrounds. For an 1100 dollar savings ill put up with the little black dots. I got a 20-30-20 P-L-P monitor setup 2 20" 1600x1200 dell 2007fp in portrait and the 30 inch 2560x1600 in landscape in the center. I'm just praying when oled comes out we will have a similiar PLP option that lines up as perfect as these dells. The amount of productivity from this PLP setup is insane. Doing html and making websites is a lot easier with 3 screens of 1600 pixel vertical space.