Clearer laptop displays coming in 2012
Many industry observers have said that the laptop computer needs to evolve in order to stay relevant in an increasingly "post-PC" world. One of those evolutions will evidently be a move toward higher-resolution displays, according to technology news provider DigiTimes.
In 2012, the pixel count in many laptop displays could quadruple from current levels, DigiTimes reports, citing a tip from unnamed sources. The Ultrabook™ computer in particular could see some serious upgrades in the first half of 2012, with its display resolution increasing from 1366 by 768 pixels to 1920 by 1080.
As the year progresses, manufacturers are likely to continue refining the Ultrabook's display. This isn't completely unexpected, as many PC makers are throwing all they can at the Ultrabook in hopes that it will spark some much-needed enthusiasm back into the notebook PC market. Though the device is still new to the market, rumors have already surfaced that future models will include touchscreen displays, near-field communication capabilities and other technology.
Going forward, it is expected that more manufacturers will turn their attention to Ultrabooks and other laptop models. In fact, according to a separate DigiTimes report, many PC makers have opted to concede the tablet race and focus once again on more traditional PCs.