Apple Bringing LED-backlit LCDs to MacBooks
May 7, 2007 5:14 PM
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Steve Jobs making good on his company's promise to be greener
Apple Inc. last made an announcement about transitioning its entire line of LCD displays over to new LED-backlight LCD panels. In a commitment to making Apple a more earth-friendly company, Steve Jobs confirmed that by the end of 2007,
Apple will rid itself of all mercury-based fluorescent LCD panels
This week Apple seems to be
making progress on its transition to LED-backlit LCD panels
. Reports confirmed that AU Optronics and Chi Mei Optoelectronics all have LED-backlight LCD panels that are under review by Apple. Au Optronics and Chi Mei Optoelectronics are further down the line with Apple, having 13.3-inch and 15.4-inch panels already certified by Apple.
Apple's 15.4-inch MacBook Pro line of laptops are already using the new panels, and the new 13.3-inch certifications indicate that Apple will be transitioning its MacBook line soon. Coretronic and Kenmos Technology, suppliers of LED-backlights, have been sourced by Apple, with Kenmos being preferred for its integration with Stanley Electric's LED V-cut light-guide panel technology. Because of this, Chi Mei Optoelectronics has decided to use back panels from Kenmos.
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RE: Where can I get info on..
5/7/2007 9:52:16 PM
To answer number 3:
NEC claims it can increase the color gamut of its displays dramatically, with the ability to reproduce 109-percent of the Adobe RGB color space.
Considering the millions of notebooks that are discarded each year, even a marginal reduction in mercry-laden refuse is a good thing.
From what I've read, the LED panels look stunning, considerably better color saturation than CCFLs.
Don't let the "green" hype dimish the importance of the reduced power requirements of LED displays.
Battery life for portables is dramatically improved. The new Sony T Series with LED currently holds the record for battery life, coming in at over 9 hours on a single charge.
I think it's all good when it comes to LED displays...
RE: Where can I get info on..
5/9/2007 6:37:33 AM
Think of the reduction in CO2 from the reduced power consumption.
<sarcasm> Al Gore would be proud </sarcasm>
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