What Is IPS?
IPS, or In Plane Switching, is a technology developed by Hitachi in the 1990’s designed to overcome a problem with older TFT screens – when not looking directly into the screen the image became dull, off colour and blurred. The IPS solution allows the viewer to look at the screen from a variety of angles whist the image remains in focus, clear and easily viewed. The technical difference is the way the crystals are aligned in the LCD screen, horizontally rather than vertically.
The IPS HD 7.0″ screen also has a higher screen resolution 1024×600 as opposed to 800×480 standard definition and the 1024×600 TFT HD version. This provides higher quality viewing from a variety of angles.