Samsung's ultra-thin 17-inch AMOLED display

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Paul Miller
October 18th, 2006
In this article: 17-inch, amoled, oled, samsung
Samsung's ultra-thin 17-inch AMOLED display
These days it seems if it's not thin, Samsung ain't in it. They even brought their skinny ethic to desktop PCs and computer mice yesterday, so it's only natural that they'd follow those up with an incredibly skinny AMOLED desktop display to complete the setup. The active matrix / organic light emitting diode hybrid AMOLED technology has been a Samsung favorite, providing bright, colorful displays in quite thin form factors, since there's no need for a backlight. This new 17-inch display, however, is the largest we've seen by far. At a mere 12mm thick, the display rocks a 1,600 x 1,200 resolution, less than 0.01ms response time, 400 nits of brightness and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Of course, it's all conceptual for now, and there's no telling when this kind of display will make it to market, but it sure will be a welcome sight when it does.
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