Some time ago, Shiguangji, a sub-brand of BOE, released its own smart screen products. In addition to being able to be used as a traditional display, it also has an independent system that can download and install APP through the application market to expand the experience of the whole machine.
From the parameter point of view, the BOE Smart Screen uses a 27-inch 2K ADS-IPS panel with a screen refresh rate of 75Hz and a color gamut covering 122% sRGB. In addition to the popular USB Type-C interface in recent years, the selling point of this product may be the built-in system.
Shiguangji Smart Screen is not the first display launched by BOE, and it is very similar to a previous product of the same brand. The latter not only has similar panel parameters, but also provides a USB Type-C interface, priced at around 1,400 yuan (USD $200) , which means that the "price" of this system is about 600 yuan (USD $86) .
So, is it worth starting?
If you only look at the parameters, 27-inch, 2K and 75Hz really can't afford the price of 1999 yuan (USD $286) . What's more, products with similar brand parameters only cost around 1,400 yuan (USD $200) , so the price-performance ratio of the smart screen of Shiguangji is even lower.
Even if we don't look at the price, such parameters can only be described as ordinary. After all, for users who like to watch movies, 4K or fish screens are more attractive; gamers have begun to pursue higher refresh rates and related optimizations, such as 144Hz and AMD FreeSync.
If your needs are only for surfing the Internet and watching videos, you want to replace the smaller 1080P screen at home. And if you want a more convenient connection to a mobile phone or a laptop, the smart screen may be your good choice. However, there are many better products on the market.
In other words, at least for the time being, I think Shiguangji Smart Screen is not suitable for purchase. The most important reason is that a single system can't support the difference of 600 yuan (USD $86) . Besides, this product is really ordinary.
However, I saw a future development direction of the display from it, that is intelligence.
The display should also play smart?
Maybe you will find it ridiculous, because the operating system has basically become the standard in the TV field, and a smart TV about 30 inches is not expensive. They are larger in size, lower in price, and more mature in systems.
But when you plan to prepare a display device for your computer, will you buy a TV or a monitor? I think most people will choose the monitor.
After all, the delay of the display is lower, and the size and resolution are more suitable for direct viewing at close range.
So now that smart TVs have become the mainstream of the market, even speakers, such as our traditional conceptual accessory, are already intelligent. I think the display can also be intelligent.
Take the Smart Screen of Shiguangji as an example, it can not only connect to computers and mobile phones through HDMI, DP and USB Type-C interfaces, for outputting video and audio. You can also download and update the APP through the application store, and realize functions such as video playback separately.
You can also use the wireless projection function to directly project the screen of the mobile phone to the display and erect it to achieve a display effect similar to that of a mobile phone.
In addition, when you turn off the computer or disconnect, it will not only give you a short "signal disconnect" prompt and then enter the black screen standby mode. Instead, it provides a separate wallpaper engine, which can be used as a decoration during standby, although it will consume some electricity.
There have been news that Huawei and Honor will enter the display market. Honor said in the previous press conference that Hunter will launch equipment such as e-sports displays after becoming a full-scene game series focusing on games.
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And after seeing the smart screen of Shiguangji, I wonder if it adds the NFC recognition function and replaces the system with Hongmeng, will it be similar to a certain display that Huawei or Honor will launch in the future?
So, after smart TVs, smart speakers, smart watches and other products have gradually entered our lives, will smart displays be the next?
Why is it a monitor instead of an all-in-one?
At this point, there may be a new problem. If the smart display is mainly used in the study or bedroom, why not buy an all-in-one in one step?
In my opinion, compared with all-in-one products that combine display and host, whether it is a smart screen or a future smart display, they only exist as displays. In other words, their task is still based on display content, rather than undertake a large number of computing tasks.
For example, when you want to run a game, the all-in-one PC will generally assume all the performance requirements like a computer. But for a smart display, it can run some small games, can only be responsible for outputting the screen after connecting to the host, and can even be used as the entrance to cloud games.
Therefore, it does not need strong performance, because tasks with high performance requirements can be handed over to the host or the cloud. This not only saves costs and reduces the display upgrade cycle, but also helps the computer share part of the pressure and functional requirements.
In general, all-in-one computers will gradually become outdated after a few years of release due to hardware updates. At that time, you may need to replace a whole set of hardware directly.