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Samsung develops the first DisplayPort LCD


Fareastgizmos.com reports that Samsung has developed the world’s first LCD panel - and a 30" panel at that, which utilizes the DisplayPort.

Touted as the next generation display interface, DisplayPort is sanctioned by VESA and is envisioned eventually to replace DVI, LVDS, and even VGA.

In terms of raw throughput, DisplayPort is able to push out a mind-boggling 2560x1600 pixels at up to 10 bits - or 1.07 billion colors.

Excerpt from Samsung develops world’s first LCD panel using DisplayPort:

For Samsung’s new 30-inch LCD, the DisplayPort interface transmits graphics data at a total data rate of 10.8Gbps. This speed enables 2560x1600 resolution without any color smear.

In a joint undertaking with Genesis Microchip Inc. Samsung developed its 30” panel using a new four-lane, 2.7Gbps/lane interface chip.

Anyway, this new 30” LCD also offers the company’s proprietary Super Patterned Vertical Alignment technology for up to a 180° viewing angle. Mass production is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2008, so there's still some time to start saving for it, folks.

I personally still use a 17" CRT monitor hooked up to my laptop (14.2" LCD) in dual-monitor mode, both in the office and at home. What about you, what is your monitor setup like?

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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.

4 comments
paulmah
paulmah

What is your monitor setup like?

JackOfAllTech
JackOfAllTech

That's at home. I'm at work so I don't remember the res, it's like 1280x900 or so. At work I have a 17" crt and a 17" LCD dual setup. Ralph

pethers
pethers

Hi Paul - I have a 22inch LCD from Dell running 1680x1050 res which gives quite a roomy desktop on my home computer. I used to run dual monitors but found a lack of program support caused all sorts of issues, so decided to go big and wide instead. At work I just use a 17" LCD which is currently serving the purpose.

paulmah
paulmah

Hi there, you mentioned that lack of program support caused all sorts of issues? What are the applications you use and in what way? I generally find it very useful to use my dual setup to display a browser and/or help file on one screen, while I do word processing or programming on my "main" display. Recently, there was an offer for a Samsung 1680x1050, 20 inch only though, but for just US$220. Was sorely tempted to get it! Tell me, do you generally resize your windows or just maximize them at full screen resolution?

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