Retina display coming to Ultrabooks?
The Ultrabook™ is among the most anticipated developments in the PC industry. Lightweight and ultra-thin but featuring a clam-shell body and a physical keyboard, many expect the Ultrabook to bridge the gap between the tablet and the laptop computer.
Ultrabook computers are already making their way to market, but the first big wave of the devices isn't expected to hit until early 2012. According to a report from technology news provider VR-Zone, this upcoming generation of Ultrabooks may be worth holding out for, as many of the PCs will feature ultra-high-resolution, 2,560-by-1,400-pixel "retina" displays.
The picture quality of retina display is so fine that the human eye cannot discern between individual pictures. Interestingly, retina display is a feature not commonly found on tablets or laptops, but smartphones.
According to VR-Zone, retina quality will likely be rolled out alongside Ultrabooks powered by Intel's Ivy Bridge processor. Though the picture quality will be unmatched, the PCs are likely to be accompanied by a high price tag.
Many industry observers have high expectations for the Ultrabook. Research firm TrendForce, for example, estimates that Ultrabooks will account for 10 percent of the PC market in 2012. By taking laptops to new heights, the Ultrabook may succeed in meeting this mark.