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VESA’s new DisplayPort standard promises 8K screens on tablets, notebooks and all-in-ones

The Video Electronics Standards Association, or VESA, announced yesterday an update to the Embedded DisplayPort standard used in notebooks, desktop computers and other devices.

An improvement over the current DisplayPort 1.2a, the Embedded DisplayPort Standard 1.4a paves the way for notebooks, tablets, smartphones and all-in-ones with screen resolutions of up to 8K, or a whopping 7,680-by-4,320 pixels.

First gadgets using the new standard, based on Intel’s upcoming SkyLake chipsets, are expected to hit the market by 2016.