With CES 2012 just around the corner, we can expect to see a handful of product announcements trickle out ahead of the convention. Take for example LG's 55-inch OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) TV panel, the largest of its kind in the world, according to LG Display, which announced the TV panel today. LG hopes this will help popularize the OLED TV market.
With CES 2012 right around the corner, companies are scrambling to prepare demonstrations of next generation products and technologies. Continuing with last year's theme, we suspect 3D technology will emerge as a popular topic, and so might Intel's Wireless Display (WiDi) technology. LG, which signed a strategic alliance with Intel to promote WiDi technology, is combining the two and plans show off its upcoming LG Cinema 3D Smart TV line with embedded WiDi.
By this time next year, we expect the mobile market will be inundated with Ultrabook models from manufacturers far and wide. But for now, Ultrabooks are fairly few and far between, with only a handful of notebook makers already on board. You can add LG Electronics to the list, a surprise entry who hasn't made much chatter in regard to this new class of notebook, but just unveiled its new X-Note Z330 series nonetheless.
One of these days, 3D glasses will be obsolete and a dorky reminder of how things used to be. Kind of like rotary phones. We're not quite there yet, but we're getting closer by the day. LG Electronics is doing its part by expanding its glasses-free 3D monitor lineup with the introduction of its 25-inch DX2500, a 3D display that utilizes parallax barrier technology similar what's used on the Nintendo 3DS handheld console.
Every Android user with the requisite hardware is craving them some Ice Cream Sandwich right about now, and why not? ICS, or Android 4.0, is a major update to the Android platform filled with delicious new features, and when LG Optimus 2X owners heard they wouldn't be able to partake, they were understandably miffed. Not to worry, LG says -- ICS is coming your way.
So little desk space, so many peripheral devices. All the extra hardware that comes with a PC – think printers, routers and racing wheels – can threaten to overwhelm and consume even the largest of executive-sized desks. But, hey, things are slowly getting better; the fax machine went the way of the dodo (at least in home offices) with the rise of scanners, and now, you might be able to toss the scanner in the trash too, thanks to LG’s new LSM-100 mouse scanner.
LG is not really a name associated with laptops, but that isn’t stopping the Korean company from taking its new LG A530 15-inch gaming laptop on a worldwide tour. Why take it on tour? This device has a high-resolution HD 3D screen, and that just doesn’t come across in pictures. So what can you expect?
It's no secret that consumers have been slow to convert over to the whole 3D display thing. There's plenty of speculation floating around as to why that is, but commonly pointed-to culprits include the cost and inconvenience of those high-tech 3D glasses. With the newly announced Cinema 3D DX2000 monitor, LG's betting that consumers hate 3D glasses rather than 3D pictures. In addition to ditching the shades, the DX2000's glasses-free display adds a new technological twist: it's the first 3D monitor that uses eye-tracking technology.
One of the design gurus over at LG Electronics must have a vendetta against thick bezels, so in designing LG's new Blade series of laptops, that was the first thing to go. He and his team then built of pair of laptops measuring 14 inches (P430) and 15.6 inches (P530) with a display thickness of just 4.5mm and 4.7mm, respectively, and then made sure that both would weigh less than 5 pounds.
LG Electronics is looking to be on the move and has turned to ARM to help get them going. A new licensing agreement between the two firms provides LG with access to ARM's Cortex A15 and A9 processors, as well as ARM's Mali T604 GPU and CoreLink interconnect and system IP. Look for LG to use these parts in a whole host of devices, including digital TVs, set-top boxes, smartphones, tablet PCs, and smart grids.