Japan Display Conveys Prototype 8K Screen Within a 17-inch LCD

Recent years have seen a substantial improvement of resolution within screens at a price point which has dropped significantly, from average consumer availability of 1080p Televisions to the new breed of 4K sets which are pushed to market at a decent price compared to previous developments. But as we all know, 4k is not good enough, we want even higher res, well some of us, for me, computer games and films benefit from the increased detail level, but I am sceptical when the time comes to implement a higher detail level for day-to-day TV.

Another disadvantage is in the form of a gigantic screen which is needed for 4K or even 8k viewing, well, maybe not considering a company by the name of “Japan Display” have announced plans for a 17.3 inch 8K screen. According to the prototype specs, this innovation runs at a smooth yet fast response rate of 120Hz with resolution stats of 7,680(W) x RGB x 4,320(H) pixels. The display itself is a familiar Liquid Crystal Display (LCS) module and is “based on low temperature poly silicon (LTPS) technology with true 8K pixels (RGB stripe arrangement), thus realizing high-definition (510ppi) images”

The compact yet powerful nature of the screen holds potential uses which include implementations within the medical environment and also fun aspects that include game and video image production. Below is a display image of the likely vision of the product and also full details of the prototype specs.

Display Mode LTPS TFT, transmissive IPS mode
Screen size (diagonal) 17.3-inch (43.9cm)
Resolution format 7,680(W) x RGB x 4,320(H)
Pixel density 510ppi
Luminance 500cd/m2
Contrast ratio 2000:1
Viewing angle >176degree(CR>100:1)
Frame rate 120Hz

The display will be exhibited at the “NHK/JEITA booth on October 7 – 10, 2015 during CEATEC JAPAN 2015 held at Makuhari Messe, Japan, in collaboration with NHK”.

One can only wait for further details of this exciting innovation in display technology, although, god only knows as to the price point which JDI have in mind, hopefully it will be reasonable, wait!, who am I kidding, you would probably need to sell a kidney for one of those. Sounds funny now, but remember those reports which circulated in 2012 which stated that a Chinese student sold an organ for an iPad, so no one do that.

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Pulse 17 Gaming Notebook Announced by MAINGEAR

Following the Pulse 14, MAINGEAR has announced the new Pulse 17 laptop which offers the worlds thinnest 17″ gaming notebook with the very best in mobile hardware components packaged in an unparalleled compact form factor.

The extremely lightweight Pulse 17 weights less than 6lbs and embodies the best MAINGEAR has to offer in performance and style to offer the ultimate mobile gaming notebook. This product features the Intel CoreTM i7 4700HQ mobile processor that can be boosted from 2.4 GHz to 3.4 GHz using Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M with 2 GB video memory that offers stunning visuals and life-like physics, and a built-in subwoofer and surround speaker package powered by Sound Blaster Cinema that delivers the most satisfying sound stage to be found on a notebook. The Pulse 17 packs more power and performance into a thinner profile than any other notebook.

Gamers can also minimize load times with a RAID 0 Solid State hard drive array that can maximize read speeds over 900 MB/s and get connectivity with Killer Doubleshot networking optimization over wired and wireless Ethernet that offers up to 5x better latency and has the power to handle multiple data streams at once. With the Visual Bandwidth Control, gamers can control what streams are doing in real-time for superior control over their bandwidth that offers unrivalled hardware and software technology for your notebook Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections.

Technical Specification:

  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
  • Display: 17.3″ Full HD 1920 x 1080 – (1080p) Widescreen (16:9 Aspect Ratio) LED Backlit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
  • Memory: 16 GB Dual Channel DDR3 – 1600 MHz
  • Hard Drive: Up to 1 TB HDD and 2x 480 GB Solid State Drive
  • Network Adapter: Killer Gaming NIC, 802.11n Wireless, optional 802.11ac
  • Audio: 2 speakers, 1 sub-woofer
  • Media Card Reader: Built in 7-in-1 Media Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD)
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 8 Home, Professional or Ultimate 64-Bit
  • Battery: Removable Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion
  • I/O Ports: 1 HDMI out, 4 USB 3.0, 2 mini display ports, , 1 RJ-45 LAN
  • Dimensions: (W)16.47″ x (H)0.85″ x (D)11.29″

Gamers can choose their level, customize their exterior style and receive lifetime labor and phone support with one to three year hardware warranty. For more information about MAINGEAR’s Pulse 17 notebook, go to MAINGEAR’s official website. The price starts at $2099 / €1553 / £1316.

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