LG to offer 7-inch 1920 x 1200 tablet displays
We’ve reached a funny point in display technology where the largest screens and the smallest screens are being made with high resolutions, but the middle ground seems to have lagged behind.LG plans to change that with a new line of high resolution displays for 7-inch and larger screens.
We’re only weeks away from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and that means companies will start to announce what you can expect to see from their presentations at the show. We’ve seen LG sport 1080p smartphone displays, and it should surprise no one that one of the largest names in television manufacturing will be showing off 4K displays for larger televisions.
The impressive parts are the display sizes. LG is planning to show off a 4K television as small as 30 inches and a smartphone display as large as 5.5 inches. What about the middle ground? The laptop and desktop display sizes that so many, including Linus Torvalds, have recently lamented as being woefully inadequate? Apparently LG has us covered there as well.
Also on display at CES will be a 7-inch tablet display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution and a 12.9-inch laptop display with a 2560 x 1700 resolution. This covers the tablet and Ultrabook world, and their Neo-Blade series will handle the rest with thinner and thinner bezels for all of their lineup. These displays haven’t been targeted for any particular device, rather to be sold by LG Display in white box form to any manufacturer willing to use them. Given the current resolutions for 7-inch tablets, this bump will be great even if it barely puts these screens above the 1080p smartphone displays that are on the way.
LG’s CES offering gives a pretty good snapshot of the kind of screens we will see in 2013. Nearly invisible bezels, higher resolutions, and a heavy push into the content-light 4K market. Last year at CES, LG’s booth was so full of 3D displays that the company handed out glasses as you entered. The company seems far less interested in 3D this year, though there will still be a number of 3D displays being shown off.