Display technology: BOE shows 16″ notebook with 600 Hz


The display refresh rate arms race continues. BOE has announced the first 600 Hertz notebook display. So far, the 480Hz option is the maximum available on some Alienware notebooks.

The refresh rate is a measure of the number of frames shown on the display per second. The higher this is, the lower the time interval (latency) between the images. Games in particular benefit from a smoother display and reduced streaking.

600 Hz further reduces latency

At 600 Hz, the latency would drop to 1.66 ms, which is only one tenth compared to a 60 Hz display with 16.66 ms. However, the absolute latency advantage is decreasing to an ever smaller extent. While the step from 60 Hz to 120 Hz resulted in a saving of around 8.3 ms, the step from 120 Hz to 240 Hz only resulted in a minus of 4.1 ms. A debate as to whether differences are still noticeable with displays with more than 240 Hz is often conducted with no clear insight.

Refresh rate in Hz 60 120 144 240 360 480 600 Latency in ms (rounded down) 16.6 8.3 6.9 4.2 2.8 2.1 1.6

Nevertheless, there are now desktop monitors with 360 Hz, which are primarily aimed at professional gamers with high demands. For notebooks, the industry has already moved to 480 Hz, which is available as an option on the Dell Alienware m17 R5 and Alienware x17 R2 notebooks (see cover image).

BOE shows 16″ notebook display with 600 Hz (Image: IT Home)< /figure>

BOE has now provided a glimpse into the not too distant future with its 16-inch 600 Hz display for notebooks. As with the 500 Hz monitor, BOE relies on the so-called metal oxide backplane technology, which, according to the manufacturer, makes such high frequencies possible in the first place.

In addition, BOE Among other things, a 34″ monitor with mini-LED technology, UWQHD and 165 Hz as well as high luminosity (HDR1000) was shown. Other innovations include a flexible 17.3-inch OLED panel and a mini LED television with 1,500 cd/m², as reported by IT Home.