AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( -0.85 )

Printed from

AUO demos 16:9 ratio, 24-inch HD monitor

updated 09:05 am EDT, Tue March 11, 2008

AUO 16-9 24in LCD

Taiwan display maker AU Optronics today revealed what it says is the world's first truly wide-aspect, full HD 24-inch flat-panel display. The LCD adopts the same 16:9 ratio of many HDTVs and is capable of a native 1080p resolution. While shorter than the 1920x1200 resolution of existing 24-inch computer screens, the wider display makes it better-suited to widescreen movies with the image filling more of the available space. The new design is also half as thick as the taller displays: where a conventional display would measure 1.38 inches deep, the new implementation is just 0.55 inches. Combined with a narrow bezel, this allows a same-size display in a much smaller space.

The new 24-inch example continues to be lit by cold-cathode fluorescent light (CCFL) rather than the more efficient LED but consumes roughly half the power of other screens in the class without sacrificing its 1,000:1 contrast ratio or 300-nit brightness, both of which put it on par with other recent 24-inch LCDs.

AUO currently plans to produce the panel for both computers and HDTVs and will begin mass production during the spring, with shipping products likely following afterwards. A 16:9 15-inch panel is already in production while 18.5-inch, 21.5-inch, and 32-inch screens should appear in the spring. A 27-inch LCD is also due in late 2008. The company hasn't yet named its customers.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented