If you think your 4K laptop drips with graphical power, remember that all things are relative — and a new video standard will allow laptops to make use of 8K screens.
The Video Electronics Standards Association has unveiled the Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a. It’s a new video transfer format, and it uses compression to squeeze more data into the video feed for laptops and all-in-one computers. In fact, it squeezes enough data in to power 8K screens, or panels with 7680 x 4320, pixels.
But it won’t just help the super-resolution screens; the same compression should also help improve devices with lower quality displays too. Fewer data paths will now be required to power low-res screens, so a laptop with a 4K displays could, in theory, offer longer battery life while still providing the same performance.