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Upgraded Center Console Screen?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Konassc, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. Konassc

    Konassc New Member

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    Just picked up a new S90D (VIN 156xxx, which finished production in very early Sept) trading in a Q3 2013 vintage S85. I have been impressed with the hundreds of improvements to the car in these past 3 years (an AMAZING amount of progress in such a short period) but one I had not expected is the 17" center console screen appearing to be higher resolution (and perhaps more responsive).

    Have seen posts about the instrument cluster display receiving a resolution upgrade in 2014 but nothing mentioning the center console receiving a similar upgrade.

    Wondering if my eyes are playing tricks on me (seems unlikely as others in my family have commented on the better screen as well), did I just miss a previous discussion on this improvement (most likely?) or is it perhaps a recent change in which case could it also signal a higher powered MCU driving the better screen....
     
  2. steve841

    steve841 Active Member

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    Im in the same boat, updated from a Signature P85 to a new 90D. I think the rear cam is spectacular compared to the old one.

    And, I have not seen any lag in the overall display whatsoever.
     
  3. TampaRich

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    Could it be 8.0 software? Seems to me like the thinner fonts are sharper even on my 2015 screen.
     
  4. Konassc

    Konassc New Member

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    The rear camera resolution is certainly a BIG step up, but seemed to me that the display overall is also crisper - maybe just wishful thinking.

    I did have 8.0 for a few days on my 2013 so not sure that it is just the new software.
     
  5. NovemberXray

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    Must be nice having v8, maybe it will eventually start rolling out to us Model X owners. :)
     

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