The ecosystem of 8K panel devices continues to grow little by little. Many users are convinced that 4K UHD resolution has not yet reached full maturity , but many television manufacturers have confirmed their support for the technology that aspires to impose itself on this latest standard. Some, like Samsung or Sony , have even already placed in TV stores equipped with a panel with 8K resolution (7,680 x 4,320 dots).
The surprising thing is that, apparently, 8K panels are not the exclusive heritage of televisions. Dynabook, the brand with which Sharp sells Toshiba equipment after last year bought its PC division from the latter company , has just announced at its IFA 2019 conference that it is working on two desktops that will incorporate a panel with 8K resolution . Yes, although it seems surprising, they have two PCs with 8K screens.
Now it is a concept, but it will “see the light” in 2020 and 2021
In the opening photograph of this article you can see that the two teams proposed by Dynabook are, for the moment, conceptual . But that same image reflects several interesting features of these computers, such as their format and the year in which they will presumably reach stores. In 2020 a high-end equipment will be available that will incorporate a monitor with 8K panel, and in 2021 Dynabook will launch a computer in “all-in-one” format that will also bet on an 8K screen.
The two teams with 8K panel proposed by Dynabook will arrive in stores in 2020 and 2021 respectively
The format of the first of these teams, which will arrive in 2020, is not entirely clear because, as you can see, in the image this company does not specify it. Even so, it is likely that it is a computer in a traditional tower format because if it were an “all-in-one” they would probably have described it in the same way in which they referred to the second computer. The characteristics of the latter are much more evident because, apparently, it is what we can see in the image. Curiously, it does not separate itself from the traditional “all-in-one” only because of the resolution of its panel, but also because of the possibility of allowing us to extract the screen or modify its orientation with much flexibility.
The announcement of these devices invites us to ask ourselves if we really need a PC with an 8K screen . It is evident that the distance at which we usually look at a computer monitor is much shorter than the distance that usually separates us from a television, but even so, it is not clear that an 8K monitor really brings added value. When these computers arrive on the market they will have to show us if they can improve our experience in the usage scenarios that may be able to take advantage of such a high resolution, such as graphic design, photo retouching or infographics. But until then your interest is reasonably doubtful. We will tell you more when we have new details about these teams.