Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st May 2013 23:00 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Asus has just announced the cure for the common 20-something-inch 1080p display: a small TV-sized 31.5-inch monitor with a massive resolution of 3840x2160. Engadget reports that the Asus PQ321 display, which uses IGZO technology to reduce energy usage and thickness, includes DisplayPort and dual-HDMI input, integrated speakers, and an adjustable stand." The dread of 1366 and 1080p is being removed. Finally.
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RE[4]: The other problem
by gilboa on Sat 1st Jun 2013 19:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The other problem"
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"If you can afford a 2000-5000$ 4K display, its very unlikely that you'll be stupid enough to connect it to a cheap IGP such as Intel HD / AMD IGP. I would imagine most most people will either buy a professional card or buy a high-end discrete card.

- Gilboa

4K/QFHD displays start in the $1300-1500 range depending on if theres a sale. Just look up the Korean makes like the Seiki SE50UY04, which is 50", which is actually right in line with a 1080p TV of that size.

I think you'd be surprised by the number of uses there are for a large high resolution display that aren't gaming related, some may be a but on the absurd side like all the TVs being used as bulletin boards at colleges.

(Mid/High-end) computer displays were always and most likely always will be *far* more expensive than T.V. due to the different requirements. E.g. color management, uniformity, text display, etc.

Its true that in the long run, 4K computer display will go mainstream and reaching T.V like prices (at somewhat smaller package), but it'll take a couple of years for it to happen, and by then, IGPs will be 4K capable ;)

BTW, even if you are willing to settle for a low-end 50" 4K display for 1500$, saving the 200-300$ required to get a decent 4K/60 capable discrete card isn't a wise choice...

- Gilboa

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