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Sharp is working on a new Dynabook AIO with an 8K, 120Hz display

Can you remember the last time you bought a PC built by Sharp? For many of you reading this, the answer is probably “never,” though Sharp is indeed in the PC business, having purchased Toshiba’s PC division last year. Sharp apparently plans to make a splash at a recent press event in Tokyo, Sharp unveiled an all in one desktop PC with an 8K resolution display.

The new Dynabook is an AIO with a 31.5-inch display using an 8K IGZO panel capable of hitting 800 nits worth of brightness. That luminance could could help it meet the VESA DisplayHDR 600 specifications. The display also has a refresh rate of 120Hz, making it a truly high performance screen.

Beyond these specs, though, there’s little clear about the new Dynabook PC. While the HDMI 2.1 specification and DisplayPort 1.4 specification offer the bandwidth to support 8K video or 4K at the 120Hz refresh rate of the display, supporting and powering the display at 8K/120Hz is another matter. Even if the AIO were packing four Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, they wouldn’t be enough to push many new games in 8K at 120Hz.

An interesting difference between this new Dynabook and the likes of an iMac Pro is that this model is said to allow the video card and memory to be upgraded. That’s something that tends to be difficult on AIO computers.

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