Every once in awhile I sit down and think about where hardware design is headed, and what I might own in ten or fifteen years. Sometimes, I do it while doing other things, other times weird but plausable ideas just come to me.
So, I’ve decided to do a regular running column of sorts that allows me to express these ideas of mine in a mock press release sort of way. Today’s subject, if you haven’t guessed, is future monitor technology.
Samsung Introduces First Ultra Wide Gamut Monitor
Seoul, Korea – October 20, 2011 — Samsung Electronics unveils the world’s first ultra wide gamut monitor (model: SMT-1000), allowing desktop publishers and artists alike to view their works in a new light. Samsung proves its technological prowess again with this revolutionary product.
The PhotoLIGHT SMT-1000 is a 24″ 1920×1200 monitor that allows the user to more closely mimmic the output quality of print media, allowing one to “soft proof” their work in a more realistic manner, improving the workflow of any artist or desktop publisher. The SMT-1000 uses a new OLED manufacturing process that produces twice as many color producing dots per inch, allowing more precise color control per pixel. The monitor will be using a two channel DisplayPort connection.
This new technology allows the SMT-1000 to produce vibrant colors in the AdobeRGB colorspace, with a 16-bit per color channel precision. Compared to the less realistic sRGB colorspace profile that virtually all monitors currently used, the AdobeRGB colorspace allows the user to view blues and greens closer to what is available in the world around us.
The SMT-1000 will be available November worldwide.
And theres probably hundreds of artists and desktop publishers that would kill for a monitor like. Hell, at this point in time, thats better quality then most low- and mid-range print mediums. Imagine being able to soft proof a work in Photoshop, and getting exactly what you see on the screen, instead of a rough sRGB approximation. I could easily see such a monitor going for $5,000 or more.
And this concludes the first Hardware From The Future (future, future, future)!