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IBM claims clearest computer display

Offering photograph-like quality, display technology heading for your PC

IBM has unveiled what it believes is the industry's clearest computer display, saying it is 12 times sharper than existing displays, or about 4.5 times clearer than HDTV.

IBM intends to target the display at a wide range of markets, all of which require very high-resolution images.

These markets include telemedicine, weather forecasting, publishing and graphics design, and satellite mapping.

Company officials believe the technology could make its way into displays for laptops, desktops, and handhelds, and that it could drastically improve the experience of watching video on those devices.

They declined to say however, exactly when that would be.

IBM plans to ship the displays to other customers beginning in 2001 and to license the technology, which IBM has patented, to other manufacturers.

"When IBM showed a prototype of this in 1998, many thought it wouldn't be ready for mass production until 2010," says Ross Young, president of Display Search, an US-based research firm, in a prepared statement.

"But I think this technology will change the way computers are used in a wide range of areas where high-resolution areas are required."

The unit is capable of displaying 200 pixels per inch and over 9 million pixels on a 22in screen. In most cases, the display is as clear as an original photograph, according to IBM.


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