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Sharp unveils Windows tablet with 10 inch, 2560 x 1600px display

Sharp is showing off a new Windows 8 tablet sporting a 10.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel IGZO display. The company’s IGZO technology allows Sharp to create high-resolution displays that use less power than LCD screens with similar resolutions. While there are some Windows laptops with even higher-resolution screens, most have screens that are significantly larger, […]

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Lilbits (7-10-2013): CyanogenMod issues security update, Apple fixed eBook prices

Earlier this year the folks at Bluebox Security discovered a vulnerability affecting nearly any device running Android 1.6 or later. The company alerted Google, and eventually let the public know. This week Google confirmed that it’s sent a security patch to partners, but it’s up to individual device makers to update the software for the […]

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Sharp introduces new IGZO laptop displays with resolutions up to 3200 x 1800 pixels

Laptops with 1080p displays are so last year. A handful of notebooks including the MacBook Pro with Retina, Google Chromebook Pixel and Toshiba Kirabook already have higher-than-full-HD screens. Now Sharp wants to step things up a notch with its new IGZO displays for notebooks. IGZO screens use less power than traditional LCD displays, but because […]

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Sharp introduces 7 inch tablet with low-power IGZO display

Sharp’s IGZO display technology lets the company build screens that consume less power than a standard LCD because they require less backlighting. Sharp has already unveiled a smartphone for the Japanese market that features an IGZO display. Now the company is introducing the first 7 inch tablet with an IGZO screen. The Sharp Aquos Pad […]

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First phone with Sharp’s low power IGZO screen shows up in Japan

Japanese wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo has introduced 16 new phones and tablets for its winter lineup — including the first mobile phone to ship with an IGZO display from Sharp. IGZO stands for Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide, and they’re thinner than traditional LCD displays and don’t require as much light from a backlight, which helps […]

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Sharp shows off a 6.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display

So you thought Sharp’s new 5 inch 1080p smartphone display was overkill? That’s nothing. The company is also showing off a 6.1 inch 2560 x 1600 pixel display at CEATEC in Japan this week. The display has a resolution of 498 pixels per inch. For comparison’s sake, Apple’s latest iPhone models with “retina” displays, by […]

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Future ultrabooks could use Sharp’s low power IGZO LCD displays

Notebook displays eat up an awful lot of battery life, and as Intel continues to reduce the power consumption of its laptop chips, screens will account for an even higher percentage of power usage. But building low power processors isn’t the only way to improve battery life. You can also reduce the power needs of […]