Sharp is bringing its IGZO technology to the desktop
with the release of the 32-inch PN-K321 (3,840 x 2,160
pixels) LCD monitor into the Japanese market.
The new professional monitor is Sharp's latest
ultra-high-definition display and features smaller
transistors (TFTs) in the LCD panel compared to
conventional displays, thereby increasing the amount of
transmitted light per pixel. In addition, Sharp's IGZO technology makes it possible
to adopt a specially designed edge-lit LED backlight
system that enables the depth of the main body to be
reduced to a mere 35 mm to achieve a thin design.
Sharp has adopted three primary colors (RGB) or the new panel, which features a resolution of 140ppi and a brightness of 250cd / m2.
Further, input connectors are compatible with the
latest DisplayPort and HDMI interface specifications,
enabling the PN-K321 to be connected to a PC via a
single cable for the display of large volumes of 4K2K
data. The monitor is also equipped with 2ch x 2W speakers and a headphone output.
The company said the new monitor will go on sale for about ¥.450,000 (US$5,500) in Japan.
Earlier this month Sharp said that finding buyers for
the IGZO panels was critical as the company tries to
end losses at its display business. Sharp has also
disclosed that at least one Japanese company will use
its IGZO panels in its products early next year, with
foreign brands to follow.