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Sharp plays up humungo displays for work, home (photos)

The consumer electronics maker's press conference regales the crowd with an 80-inch touch screen for work, 60-inch-plus TVs for home, and portable, light-weight TV screens.

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Sharp, which is marking its 100th anniversary this year, used its CES press conference on Monday to show off a massive, high-resolution touch screen for the workplace, 60-inch-plus TVs with 4K technology to offer "natural 3D-like images," and portable, lightweight TV screens.
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The Aquos Board, a smart touch-screen, lets professionals draw on the display, take notes, and save information to PCs. It will come in 60-, 70-, and 80-inch high-resolution screens. It uses Microsoft software.
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Sharp demonstrated professional uses of the massive, high-resolution touch screen.
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A Sharp exec demonstrates the touch-screen tech.
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Sharp pushed the bigger-the-better concept for TVs.
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Sharp's LCD manufacturing site stretches a mile by a half-mile, with 19 supply partners on site.
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Apparently 266 smartphones can fit into an 80-inch display.
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And nine 32-inch TVs can fit into an 80-inch display.
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Sharp compared the sizes of the displays to a very small car.
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Sharp showed off its lightweight, Wi-Fi-enabled, battery-powered portable displays that will allow consumers to take their TVs from room to room. A 20-inch display weighs 5.5 pounds.
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A closer look at one portable display.

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