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[2]: Finally?
by Kivada on Sat 1st Jun 2013 07:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Finally?"
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The world doesn't sum up to Apple.


But then again the Apple Cinema display is a very nice high end display that uses a standard connection that allows it to be used with any computer you have.

For a very long time it was about the best screen for the money you could get if you wanted a very high res screen, whilst the PC world stagnated at 1920x1080 and then started regressing to 1366x768.

The PC used to lead the high res display market, the 3840x2400 IBM T220 came out in 2001, it shouldn't have taken 12 years for us to get a slightly lower resolution with a much lower DPI and a less ideal aspect ratio to market.

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RE[3]: Finally?
by No it isnt on Sat 1st Jun 2013 09:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Finally?"
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What? The Apple Cinema display is a decent screen, but far from alone at 2560x1440, and not really of outstanding quality at its price. Not now, not ever. And while the PC world might have stagnated at 1080p, your "regression" to 1366x768 was in a different format: laptops.

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RE[4]: Finally?
by Kivada on Sat 1st Jun 2013 10:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Finally?"
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Laptops and low end desktop LCDs that come with most comps. I'd rather take a 1280x800 or 1280x1024 over 1366x768.

The 30" Cinema was 2560x1600 not 1440, thats significantly more space, especially if you had the glory to have 2 of those monsters on your desk. Yeah, at that time even the beastly 8800 Ultra couldn't adequately power them for gaming. It also has a better color gamut then most of the screens on the market, which is important if you do any kind of photo or video editing.

Now though the ones I used a good 6 years ago are more then likely outclassed in gamut by high end IPS panels that have started coming out over the last year or so.

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