Sharp gets tactile with ultra-HD 32-inch monitor (Update)

January 7th, 2013 in Technology / Consumer & Gadgets
Sharp Electronics vice president for strategic product marketing Jim Sanduski, introduces Sharp's 4K Aquos Ultra HD flat screen tv during a news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show press day, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


Sharp Electronics vice president for strategic product marketing Jim Sanduski, introduces Sharp's 4K Aquos Ultra HD flat screen tv during a news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show press day, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Sharp is jumping on the "ultrahigh definition" bandwagon by introducing two super-clear TVs and one ultra-HD computer monitor that will give PC users something to brag about to Apple fans in love with the high-resolution Retina display.

At the annual International CES gadget show in Las Vegas, Sharp is showing off a 32-inch monitor that uses its IGZO technology, based on a semiconductor material called indium gallium zinc oxide.

Sharp Electronics vice president for strategic product marketing Jim Sanduski, introduces the ICC Purios Ultra HD resolution Panel at a news conference during press day at the Consumer Electronics Show, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Sharp Corp. touts IGZO for its high resolution, low power, and very accurate touch response. The monitor measures 3,840-by-2,160 pixels, giving it about 8.3 million pixel. Apple's largest MacBook Pro with Retina display boasts 5.2 million pixels on a 15.4-inch screen.

Sharp Electronics' IGZO powered Docomo X phone is modeled at a news conference during press day at the Consumer Electronics Show, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

The monitor, planned for launch in February, responds to 10 points of contact at onceā€”one for each finger.

Sharp Electronic's tablet, the IGZO powered Aquos Pad, is modeled during a news conference during Press Day at the Consumer Electronics Show, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Sharp Electronics IGZO powered Aquos phone is modeled during a news conference during press day at the Consumer Electronics Show, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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