Are you ready for the future? 8K Notebooks Coming!

Waiting for notebooks with 8K screens isn’t going to take too long. Even the first screens were introduced. Here is the development of this stunning technology and future expectations.

Most of today’s notebooks have HD resolution. This value of 720 x 1330 pixels is fine for most people. There is no doubt that they promise a clear and pleasant experience. But it is also a fact that the phenomenon of an era is about to pass the queues like Apple iPods. Full HD screens feel confident and the numbers are increasing day by day.

At this point, the price-performance notebooks offered to the consumer in a slightly higher price scale than the blink of the eye is one of the obstacles to not take part in the notebook. However, the fact is that the new generation comes as standard without the exception of ‘ambitious’ notebooks. What about 4K?

There are models with 4K displays such as the Dell XPS 13 9370 or DELL XPS 15 9575. There are even experimental models in this segment, which is quite challenging with the prices. The HP Specter x360 is an exceptionally lightweight 2-in-1 example. Offering a 4K resolution on a 13-inch display, the Specter X360 is also a sophisticated design argument.

After the 4K models of brands like Dell and HP that offer stunning visual and detail with super-screens, there is also a new concept. For now, expectation is hard to say, because the cost of the 4K model scale is so expensive, it is estimated that the reflections on the consumer in terms of price are quite ‘abnormal’.

On the other hand, 8K screen notebooks are real. They expect to integrate quickly into digital life. What can be said about 8K screen notebook technology as of the first quarter of 2019? How are the studies?

Development works for the ‘glamorous’ screens of the future continue. Japanese technology company Semiconductor Energy Laboratory has developed 8K screened 8.3 and 13.3 inch OLED screens in recent months. A tablet and notebook form for the 8K screens of the future. It is noted that they are one-in-one design.

Resolution values are exactly as follows;

• 7680 x 4320 pixels for 3 inch screen

• 7680 x 4320 pixels for 3 inch screen

The pixel density at 662ppi on the 13.3-inch display is remarkable. This screen also has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The interesting but 8.3-inch display was exhibited at SEMICON Japan, but the 13.3-inch display is only available in the Semiconductor Energy Laboratory’s ‘private’ laboratories. It’s a secret place to hide.

The 663ppi is almost three times the size of a 2018 MacBook Air Retina (the model we’ve released the previous issue). This comparison is due to the fact that the MacBook Air is one of the most popular 13-inch notebooks.

Get ready for an interesting detail. A comparison;

Android smartphone with 4K resolution Sony Z5 Premium has a pixel density of 801 ppi. It would have a density of 1355ppi pixels if it could deliver the screen form, that is, the 6.5 inch level, in 8K resolution. A really big question mark on how it can be presented with an ‘energy consumption’. In theory, with such a pixel density, it is almost impossible for the smartphone to last a long time. Here we go to the 8K screen notebooks for serious questions at the beginning of the question is how the battery consumption.

In a further detail, it is known that the focus of Semiconductor Energy Laboratory’s work is the development of various semiconductor technologies, including processors and displays. The other known issue is that the company does not have its own production capacity, so the Semiconductor Energy Laboratory will need a partner if a CAAC-IGZO 8K notebook screen is needed. It is known that the company is currently looking for a manufacturer partner and trying to make these new screens fit for mass production.

Another display manufacturer, Japan Display, also announced an 8K display for notebooks. Japan Display, a joint venture between Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi, is a small and medium-sized screen maker. The difference of the 8K screen compared to the Semiconductor Energy Laboratory is that it is developed for slightly larger forms.

The Japan Display is ready to deliver the resolution (7680 to 4320) for the 17.3-inch display. Combining your eyes with more than 33 million pixels, this screen has a value of 510 ppi. The 17.3-inch 8K display at CEATAC Japan appears to be aimed at large notebooks as well as TVs, gaming and medical applications.


8K screens on desktop PCs and notebooks have been solved many times before shaking the world. From a technical point of view, the current connectors such as HDMI and the standard DisplayPort have been met several years ago to meet the needs of 8K. Thunderbolt 3 supports 8K screens, for example.

However, the costs are still incredibly high.

Some authorities argue that even today 4K is unnecessary in notebooks. We’re not even going to 8K. Even the numbers of notebooks with 4K screens are slightly more than the finger of a hand and the prices are up to 10k.By configuring the configuration, the figure can even go to more crazy situations. Ultimately, in the first phase of the 8K screen notebooks (due to the prices), it is likely that there will be a look at the products.

So the time hasn’t come yet, but that’s a fact that will definitely come ı


If you think the 4K displays are crazy, wait until you see the gorgeous 8K resolution ‘mini’ screens.

Is the industry ready for 8K?

Of course the industry isn’t ready yet. Everything is in a ‘component’ yet. Preparations for mass production, sometimes ready to cooperate with manufacturers who love risk. Obviously, even in countries such as Asia, which have a low profit margin, the steps that will affect the growth rate of 8K are rare.

An example from smartphone

Android OS with 4K resolution The Sony Z5 Premium has a pixel density of 801 ppi. It would have a density of 1355ppi pixels if it could deliver the screen form, that is, the 6.5 inch level, in 8K resolution.

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