Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Shows Off Latest Monitors, SSDs, Optical Drives
3D Pops Out of the Frame
Samsung showed off some of its new 3D monitorsan experience the viewer can have without needing to use those sometimes unwieldy red-and-blue glasses. However, the technology is still a ways away years, most likelyfrom mainstream adoption.
Ultra-Slim Notebook Monitor Panels
This ultra-slim (3.6 millimeters wide), low-power 15.6-inch LCD panel for PC notebooks showed excellent high-definition performance. Specifications for the device include 1366 x 768 (100 PPI); 200cd/m2 luminance; low power consumption is due to fewer LCDs on the panel.
No Backlighting Necessary
This little (note pen on the right) 7-inch netbook is light and can go almost anywhere. It features a 7-inch-diagonal WVGA AMOLED monitor panel. This AMOLED device is a very thin LED screen, with brightness nearing that of LEDs which has no need for backlighting.
Not Far Off Real Life Vision
This 7-inch WXGA Pentile RGBW LCD features a very crisp resolution, with 215 PPI ultra-high pixel density; 1280 x 800 resolution; ultra-low power using Dynamic Backlight Control; and up to 450 cd/m2 luminance.
Even More Ultra-Slim
The sunlight-readable, ultra-slim (3.2mm wide), 10.1-inch WX PLS tablet panel (at right) features 1280 x 800 resolution with 150 PPI, a wide viewing angle for betting viewing from the sides, and up to 400 cd/m2 luminance.
New Processor for Android Devices
The Exynos 4210 1GHz dual-core processor, based on the ARM Cortex A-9 design, is optimized for Samsung's 45nm, low-power CMOS process. It can run full HD video, 3D game apps along with full Web browsing, and navigation.
A Lot Going On Inside One Little Processor
The equivalent of what you see here is all contained on a 32nm LP High-k Metal Gate system-on-a-chip that Samsung was demonstrating at the March 23 event.
Rise of the Readers
The company also was demonstrating three book readers that are powered by its NAND Flash processors. From left: the Garmin Nuvi 3790, powered by Samsung's 1GB processor; the Barnes & Noble Nookcolor, powered by the 4GB chip; and the Amazon Kindle 3G Wireless, which also uses the 4GB chip.
New Optical Drives
Even Samsung's external optical drives are getting the slimmed-down treatment. Thanks to the new, low-power processors, they take less electricity from the wall, yet maintain high-end performance. They also feature support for Mac OS and Win 7, are halogen-free, and weigh only 350 grams.
Smaller SSDs Continue in High Demand
Samsung is almostbut not quite all aboutthe 2.5-inch solid-state NAND flash drive, because that's where the demand is at this time. It doesn't spell the end of the road for the 3.5-inch drive yet, but the smaller-size devices are rapidly moving into places where the larger ones used to be. Same thing is happening with standard spinning-disk hard drives.