The guys over at PC Watch spied an interesting monitor this week.

Called the Sharp IGZO, it was shown at CEATEC, the Japanese technology show and is a prototype monitor that Sharp says can handle a massive 8K resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels.

This is out times as many pixels as a 4K monitor.

It also comes from a monitor that is just 27-inches in size.

The monitor also features Shap’s IGZO-powered In-Plane switching panel, with a 120Hz refresh rate and support for High Dynamic Range (HDR).

IGZO also uses semiconductor material for its backplane, which consists of indium, gallium, zinc, and oxygen and makes up the name of the monitor. Sharp says that the monitor’s electron mobility is 20 to 50 time higher because of this, allowing it to use smaller transistors and use less power whilst delivering higher pixel densities.

The prototype monitor also has a pixel density of 326 psi, with 1,000 nit of Brightness.

Sharp hasn’t revealed any pricing or availability tests just yet, however, you can expect that the price will be pretty high.

You can also expect to need a pretty beastly computer to run it.

Source: PC Watch (Google Translate)

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