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Sharp Announces 'Industry's Thinnest' 32-Inch 4K Monitor


Sharp has announced two new 4K resolution monitors, entitled the IGZO professional display series, during CES 2013.

The Japanese electronics firm stressed that its new ultra HD monitors are the "industry's thinnest" 4K monitors larger than 30 inches. At their thickest points, Sharp said its new monitors are less than 1.5 inches thick. They both boast a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels.

Sharp's IGZO professional display series utilizes the company's IGZO screen tech, which delivers sharper and brighter displays that consumes less power. The forthcoming monitors combine the IGZO technology "with a brilliant white, edge lit LED backlight system"; it allows them to be crisp and bright, so says Sharp.

"As we introduce Sharp's proprietary IGZO technology into the first series of professional display products, we continue to drive innovation with game-changing functionality," said Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America President Doug Albregts. "We are not only excited about the initial application of this new technology, but foresee broad usage throughout complementary industries where high definition viewing is demanded."

While the IGZO professional display series feature 32-inch displays, only one sports 10-point multi-touch technology. The non-touch version is due for a Februray launch, with the touchscreen model to become available "shortly thereafter". Sharp didn't reveal any details pertaining to the monitors' price.

Stay tuned for our eyes-on report.

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