Chunghwa gives us yet another screen size to choose from
I remember back when I first started messing with computers the monitors were huge, but at least the sizes were simple to keep track of. Most of the time you would see 15, 17, 19 or 21-inch screens for sale. (Yes, I’m aware that the viewable screen area was smaller than advertised on CRT monitors) Somewhere along the way it was decided that wider is better, and so is small. Now we have sizes like 13.3-inch and 15.5-inch widescreens. Since there are already nearly a dozen different sizes between 10-inches and 20-inches, why not add another?
Apparently Chunghwa Picture Tubes has decided that 17-inch is too small and 19-inches is too large. This is why they have decided to begin production on their own 18.4-inch screens. They are aiming these at both desktop and laptop PC manufacturers (I couldn’t imagine carrying around an 18.4-inch notebook) to compete with the other sizes on the market.
Their screens should be decent with a resolution of 1366 x 768 with a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and a 300 nits brightness. Look for these to begin showing up in various products beginning next year. This will be a high-end notebook from Acer and will set you back around $2,000.