Mini LED technology is widely used in monitors, TVs and laptops. At this year's CES we can see some of the latest technology using mini LED technology. Let's take a look at some of the new devices at CES 2023.
Lenovo ThinkVision P27pz-30 and P32pz-30
While major brands are feverishly releasing new products and concepts ahead of the 2023 International CES, PC maker Lenovo is unveiling plenty of hardware. These include two 4K (3840 x 2160) mini-LED IPS displays - the ThinkVision P27pz-30 (27-inch) and P32pz-30 (31.5-inch) - with 1 ,152 dimming zones for dynamic local dimming, similar to the current ThinkVision Creator Extreme mini-LED series.
Both have a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, 1,200 nits peak brightness, 10-bit colour support, DisplayHDR1000 compliance, and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. Other specs include 98% coverage of the DCI-P3, 99% Adobe RGB and 80% of the BT2020 colour gamuts.
Connectivity options on the Lenovo ThinkVision P32pz-30 and ThinkVision P27pz-30 include two HDMI 2.1 ports, one USB 4.0 Type-C port, two DP 1.4 ports (in and out), one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, four USB Type-A ports to connect peripherals. A KVM switch is also included, allowing users to control multiple devices with one set of input peripherals. One can also charge power-hungry devices such as laptops via the included USB-C port.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9
The Odyssey Neo G9 increases from 49 inches to 57 inches, offering 7,680 x 2,160 pixels and 140 PPI pixel density. For reference, the new Odyssey Neo G9 offers the same pixel volume as two 4K displays placed side-by-side. It's worth noting that only AMD Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs support DisplayPort 2.1; competing NVIDIA GPUs such as the GeForce RTX 4090 are still stuck on DisplayPort 1.4a. As a result, 8K and 240 Hz gaming will be exclusive to AMD for now.
In addition, the new Odyssey Neo G9 features Quantum Mini LED backlighting on its 1000R curved panel with a peak brightness of up to 1000 nits. Samsung added that the display is also VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, with details provided by VESA on its website. Although Samsung has not confirmed the price of the new Odyssey Neo G9, the price of the current model or 55-inch Odyssey Ark suggests that it is very expensive.
CES 2023 brings us a host of exciting new technologies, including a range of mini-LED gaming laptops. The use of mini-LED in laptops is still a bit of a novelty, but the technology certainly has its advantages, including excellent screen brightness and sharp, deep contrast.
Razer Blade 16 and 18
Razer has launched two larger laptops this time, the Razer Blade 16 and the Razer Blade 18, each with the Intel Core i9-13950HX up to the Nvidia RTX 4090 Mobile Edition. However, it's the 16-inch model with a mini-LED display and a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits. But that's not even the coolest thing.
The Razer Blade 16 offers a dual-screen mode display. This means you can switch between native resolution and refresh rate depending on what you're doing. You can run it in 4K resolution at a 120Hz refresh rate, or switch to 1200p and 240Hz for a smoother gaming experience. When it comes to the most interesting mini-LED laptops, this is the absolute best.
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16
ASUS has decided to offer the mini-LED treatment for another new laptop, the ROG Zephyrus M16. Once again, you can choose between an IPS panel and a mini-LED panel, both of which feature a 240Hz refresh rate, enough for all kinds of gaming needs.
The mini-LED panel features 1,024 local dimming zones and is proudly VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, so you can expect a variety of bright and visually pleasing effects in HDR gaming.
MSI Titan GT77 HX
MSI is taking laptop displays to a new level at CES 2023, and it could leave the industry in the lurch for a while. Ahead of CES, MSI announced the updated Titan GT77 HX, which comes with the first mini-LED 4K 144Hz display in a laptop and boasts some crazy specs.
As if the 144Hz 4K mini-LED laptop display wasn't enough, the screen has also received VESA's DisplayHDR 1,000 certification. This means it can reach a peak brightness of 1,000 nits. MSI also says it has a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, which is on par with screens like the Alienware 34 QD-OLED and laptops.
MSI Stealth 17 Studio
MSI unveiled several new gaming and creation laptops at CES 2023. Among them, the MSI Stealth 17 Studio stood out with its unique design and top-notch specs. It's packed with high-end features that can double as a gaming and productivity beast when needed. As expected, it comes with a mouth-watering price tag, with the base model retailing at $2,799. It will be available for purchase in the US starting the first week of February.
The MSI Stealth 17 Studio is available in two screen configurations, a 17.3-inch UHD (3,840 x 2,160) 144 Hz mini LED (HDR 1000 compliant, covering 100% of the DCI-P3 color space). The other reduces the resolution to QHD (2,560 x 1,440), increases the refresh rate to 240 Hz, and uses an IPS panel. MSI does not offer many CPU options for the Stealth 17 Studio.
TCL Mini LED 4K TV 75C935
TCL came to CES 2023 with a revamped TV lineup that brought a lot of surprises. In addition to announcing plans to sell its first QD-OLED TV in 2023, TCL introduced its mini-LED backlight technology to its largest QLED models, putting the brand in direct competition with Samsung, the only company producing 98- inch mini-LED QLED TVs.
As an innovator of Mini LED backlight technology, TCL has re-established its leadership position in the TV industry with the C Series. The inaugural Mini LED TV CES® 2023 Innovation Award was presented to the brand's latest generation Mini LED-backlit TV, the TCL 75C935. The ultra-slim and elegant design, combined with excellent optics and sound, make this product stand out in the exciting home audio and video category.
Hisense mini-LED ULED TV U8/U7/U6
Samsung and LG may now dominate the premium TV category, but don't tell the folks at Hisense that they've made impressive strides in improving TV quality and market penetration over the past 3 years. Hisense made a big splash at the 2023 International Consumer Electronics Show with an impressive array of new ULED models for consumers to consider.
Hisense, a provider of high-performance TVs and appliances, showcased its 2023 Series, which includes new laser TV and laser cinema options, and expanded Mini LED across the ULED product line. For years, Hisense has touted its commitment to developing premium products with the latest technology and bringing them within reach. Consumers are now realizing that Hisense went head-to-head with the industry's best brands - and won - bringing the same great specs and features, all at a best-in-class value. By 2023, the brand will aim to further popularize high-end technology with 14 Mini LED options to suit every budget; 144 Hz VRR for a smoother picture and gaming experience; WiFi 6E to ensure seamless streaming; larger screen sizes; high-end operating systems and content options such as Google TV™ and NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0 ); and two types of laser products, including the first portable TriChroma laser cinema, to meet the surging demand for the category.
"At Hisense, we believe that image quality matters. That's why we continue to invest in and improve our ULED and laser technologies. As we work to grow the premium category, we haven't forgotten to deliver value to our customers," said David Gold, president of Hisense America. "Hisense is providing the latest technology across our product line to ensure consumers have access to premium picture options, such as Mini LED, at every price point."