The pixel density wars march on. Japan Display has unveiled a new 17.3 inch display with 510 pixels per inch, which the company describes as an 8K4K display, although there’s a little rounding involved: the actual resolution is 7,680 x 4,320.

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The screen could pave the way for super-high-resolution laptops, tablets, or other other devices. But honestly, that kind of pixel density is probably overkill for a consumer device unless you plan to hold it a few inches from your face.

So Japan Display is positioning the screen as something that could be used for medical monitors or gaming PC displays for folks willing to pay a premium for the highest-resolution displays they can get their eyeballs on.

Japan Display says the LCD display module uses LTPS (low temperature poly-silicon) technology, has a 120 Hz refresh rate, and supports high-contrast color and a 176 degree viewing angle.

This isn’t the company’s first foray into high-res screens. The company unveiled a 10 inch, 3840 x 2160 pixel panel last year and in 2013 Japan Display introduced one of the first smartphone-sized displays with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution.

via Engadget

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5 replies on “Japan Display unveils 17.3 inch, 7680 x 4320 pixel display”

  1. One of the nice things that falls out of super high resolution is an increased color gamut. So even if you can’t see the pixel difference in sharpness and resolution you can see it in better coloring.

    1. Or what about the bandwidth it would take to stream an 8K4K movie from Netflix?

  2. We’re getting older and our eyes getting worse, while manufacturers make higher PPI displays – sooner or later everyone will cross the point where one can’t enjoy the higher resolution.

  3. It feels like we’re getting into diminishing returns. How about a lower-res display that’s wireless and light enough to tape to your wall?

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