The competition between Samsung and Apple is heating up again with the launch of Samsung’s new 13” WQXGA+ laptop. The South Korean giant has brought the big guns at this year’s Society for Information Display’s Vancouver convention. Samsung is quite keen on showing off the laptop’s 3200 x 1800 resolution display screen which is more than a match to Apple’s current Retina displays which are pegged at just 2880 x 1800.
The 13.3” laptop that Samsung currently has on display has a WQXGA+ LCD screen with the aforementioned pixel resolution, has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and boasts of 276 pixels-per-inch. That’s more pixels per inch than Apple’s Macbook Pro 13 which has 227 PPI and Google’s Chromebook Pixel’s 239 PPI. The company was quick to point out that despite the high-res display, it’s more energy efficient and uses 30% less power than the panels currently out in the market. Samsung further explained that it was able to achieve this by using less “driver circuits” and making the “LED BLU” more efficient.
Aside from the information on the screen resolution, Samsung didn’t discuss anything else about this new laptop. But Samsung did mention that it also has a 10.1” WQXGA LCD for tablets, an 85” Ultra HD LCD TV panel and a Full HD 1080p AMOLED display in the works.