- Tablets will have real screens soon. 1920x1200, 2048x1536, or possibly even 2560x1600 or higher. 2560x1600 is the resolution of my 30" monitors! To achieve that in 9 or 10 inches of screen will be awesome. This is great news and I'm happy to hear it. But voices of reason are still not being heard on the matter of screen surface. Why is everyone silent about this elephant in the room? Glossy screens are unmitigated suckage.
- Television-sized screens will soon be available in a moderate resolution of 4096x2160. That's for a 42 or 46-inch screen, which presumably most people would use at more than an arm's length, where higher pixel density is less crucial. However, don't rule out the appeal of using a 46" high-density monitor for your desktop PC. In fact, the manufacturers should be championing that use-case because I see great appeal in it. Rather than using two 30" monitors side-by-side, I would prefer one high-density 46" monitor. 4096x2160 isn't shabby for a computer monitor. That's about 800,000 more pixels than I get with two 30" monitors. But to be absolutely clear on this, a ~42" display should be around 8192x4320. After all, a 30" monitor should be 4096x2160.
Say the resolution
According to reports from CES, there is finally some momentum behind increasing the pixel density of displays. Anandtech's coverage of the best of CES mentions two developments:
About this blog