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Intel: Higher Resolution Displays Coming 2013

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Intel foresees ultra-dense resolutions coming to a wide-range of mainstream displays by the year 2013.

According to a presentation caught by Liliputing, Intel has made it abundantly clear that current resolutions lack the necessary pixels-per-inch (PPI) to efficiently complete everyday media tasks. To solve this problem, Intel is supporting plans for “Retina”-like displays in the near future. The company specifically expects 5-inch Smartphones at a resolution of 1280x800, 10-inch Tablet devices at a resolution of 2560x1440, 11-inch and 13-inch Ultrabooks at 2560x1440 and 2800x1800 respectively, and 15-inch Notebooks and 21-inch All-in-one desktops at a resolution of 3840x2160.

During the Intel Developer Forum presentation, Kirk Skaugen, Vice President and General Manager of PC Client Group stated that Ivy Bridge is “Retina display capable”. A “Retina” display is a screen with such densely populated pixels that the human retina cannot discern one pixel from another at a typical viewing distance. One major obstacle when it comes to mainstreaming Retina technology is the need for adequate processing power. Intel overcame this obstacle with its upcoming Ivy Bridge processor line, bringing integrated graphics capable of powering 2560x1600 resolution displays.

It's nice to see Intel making a push in the advancement of screen technology, but it will need consumers to make the final push in the desire to purchase displays with such high resolutions, which will likely cost a pretty penny.

For a more detailed look of the future Intel predicts, check out this road map:

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    Dandalf , 20 April 2012 05:26
    Finally. Been waiting years for this. Still have to wait till 2015 though so not too happy.
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    mi1ez , 20 April 2012 06:50
    What the hell is that thing in the slide called "Halo"
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    Steveymoo , 20 April 2012 18:23
    It's about time LCD panels caught up with decades old CRT tech. Now make some 120hz IPS panels, quick-sharp.
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    ibboard , 23 April 2012 16:58
    I've got a Samsung Galaxy Ace with 320x480 res screen. When I'm reading it sensibly (i.e. have stopped myself going into a "clutch it close" hunch over it) then all my apps are crisp enough, I can read ebooks on it without feeling the quality is too low, and I don't notice anything that needs improving. Yeah, if I really concentrate then I can make out the pixels, but why the hell would I need a phone with a res equivalent to my 19" monitor?

    I'll quite happily do without this kind of res if they can make a phone that'll do more than about three days without me being careful about my usage (disabling wifi when I'm not near an access point, disabling 3G completely, etc)!!
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    mi1ez , 24 April 2012 09:34
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    I'll quite happily do without this kind of res if they can make a phone that'll do more than about three days without me being careful about my usage (disabling wifi when I'm not near an access point, disabling 3G completely, etc)!!

    3 days? You're lucky!
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    ibboard , 24 April 2012 15:55
    Three days is with low usage. I've squeezed five out of it before now. I don't use 3G, don't call, don't text, disable Wifi whenever it isn't going to be useful, switch it off overnight and generally have a low usage pattern (apart from Twitter and a bit of email checking in an evening before I get to my computer). That shouldn't be the way it has to be to get multi-day life out of a phone.
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    mi1ez , 25 April 2012 09:48
    I quite heavily use my phone, but I need to make sure I charge at work as well as overnight to make sure it will last 12hrs. HTC fail.
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    Anonymous , 29 April 2012 02:10
    What else can I say: THANKS GOD!!! I'm reading these news on my Lenovo T61p notebook of 2007 year which bring me a shiny, crisp, delicious 1920x1200 resolution. And I've been searching for this machine until I found used for just 295Euros few months ago. And the reason I bought is 90% for the screen resolution! I really can't bear working on modern 1366x768 screens with Windows 7, Office 2007 and so on. Hi-tech people NEED high resolution. And so do I!