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: