Thursday, October 04, 2007

OLEDs are here

Sony just introduced the first viable OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display. Expensive, $1750 US, fragile & only 11" in size, the XEL-1 is a geek's dream of chic tech. "Sony is claiming a lifetime of 30 000 hours for the XEL-1, or a viewing time of 8 hours a day for 10 years. Other specs include an impressive contrast ratio of greater than 1 000 000: 1, 8-bit RGB color and a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels or QHD (quarter high definition)."

Dec 1, 2007 is the projected time frame for product release. No doubt Samsung, Sharp, Hitachi and others are close behind for something that will replace LCD's within the next three to four years. (A 27" model lurks behind curtain No. 1.)

As for me, I never do bleeding edge but...

According to this article...

the bleeding edge regarding this tech won't last long.

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