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Samsung announces new LCD panels for notebooks

Samsung is developing three new LCD displays designed for notebook computers featuring higher resolution and contrast ratios than is currently available.

Samsung is developing three new LCD displays designed for notebook computers featuring higher resolution and contrast ratios than is currently available.

The company will be showing them off at the FPD International in Yokohama, Japan, between the 24th and 26th of October. Three units will be shown, two of which sport a true 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. The third model sports a low-power white LED backlighting.

Excerpt from The Register:

Specs for the 16:9 LCDs are impressive, with the 18.4-inch model capable of a Full-HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, a response time of 8ms and a contrast ratio of 800:1. The 16-inch model sports an HD resolution of 1,366x768.

You can expect a WXGA resolution of 1,440x900 for the backlit panel and a contrast ratio of at least 10,000:1. It's a 15.4-incher and has a 2.0W power consumption playing international standard video.

The 16:9 panels should be coming in the first half of 2008, with the backlit panels slated for the second half.

Given that current generation 17-inch LCD (desktop) monitors guzzle between 30 and 40 watts, 2 watts is incredible. With the LCD display among one of the most power-hungry device in a typical notebook, this bodes well for battery life indeed.

About Paul Mah

Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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