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What is an " IPS Screen?"

Discussion in 'Asus' started by gizbug, Mar 12, 2006.

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  1. gizbug

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    Was looking on the forum, can't understand what this is.
     
  2. PROPortable

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    IPS - in-plane switching.... the liquid crystals are aligned horizontally instead of on an angle. This procress greatly increases vertical viewing angles. When coupled with the high brightness and contrast of the glaretype displays, color reproduction is almost perfect. Basically it becomes a 1/4" professional graphics flat CRT monitor.... which is why the display is primarily for those in professional graphics.

    You can see an updated listed of laptops with IPS screens on this website.

    http://www.businesstechgear.com/201...f-ips-display-laptops-and-where-to-find-them/
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I heard a lot of talk on here regarding this, but after reading a lot of posts, never could understand what IPS really was. ASUS is moving away from these types of screens due to cost of production then?
     
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    "ASUS is moving away from these types of screens due to cost of production then?"

    Well, they don't produce them - they buy them. But, yes. I believe this was an abnormality (that they were offered).

    IPS also have 2 transistors instead of 1 (per pixel), which lead some to believe that they are less batter-friendly. I would love to see a side-by-side with a non-IPS V6V on batery life to see if this is actually true.
     
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    IPS is a technogly that still not many impliment into their systems because of the expense, but the screen Asus uses is also very much unquie... Asus and Fujitsu actually have a patent on the screen that's in the V6va... it used to be called "ACEview" and I think it may be patented under that name.....It's the only IPS, glare type display that uses less power than a traditional matte type display. That's been the real hold up on developing them for laptop use... but very few panels are produced even to this day. I believe Fujitsu is actually having Samsung produce them, but Asus and Fujitsu developed together and actually unvieled it at Cebit 3 years ago this week on the L5..... Right now the issue for Asus is cost and supply.... Asus only made something like 500 V6va's with IPS screens worldwide...... about 300 of those came here. Asus couldn't get many more than that and 500 systems, even for Asus.... is limited.... I mean, the 300 they brought to the US is seriously limited stock. I think they brought over 1,000 V6j's on the first shipment. That's one of the big reasons they couldn't use them on that model anyway...

    But it's cost and supply.... if they could increase supply, they could lower cost...... but there's only so many screens being produced at a time, so it makes it hard to increase sales of them because Asus can't use it on one batch and not on another.... so... that should make sense to most, but at this time they are coming up with a plan to use them on the highest end systems..... What most people don't understand is why it costs almost 35% more than a normal highend screen..... so reviews about them need to get out and people need to understand what they're good for. Starting from the top with professional graphics people and working down to gamers is really the key. Those people will pay for that type of screen as it'll make their lives easier...... for normal computer use it's probably wasted....... but it's not that Asus is moving away from it because of the cost....... but really a mixture of things.
     
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    Thanks for the followup. Comes from a man with great knowledge =)
     
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    for a second i thought it was a touchscreen.:(
     
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    @PROPortable
    Is there anyway to tell whether a system has the IPS screen?

    I'm a graphics professional and would consider a good screen more important than, say, Core Duo. If the V6J isn't gonna have IPS, I would prefer a lower speced V6va over a glossy and narrow-angled V6J.

    I'm buying in Germany, do you have any hints on European models?
     

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