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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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Already shipping LED panels??
By Chadder007 on 5/7/2007 10:07:59 PM , Rating: 2
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Apple's 15.4-inch MacBook Pro line of laptops are already using the new panels,

Does that mean they are already shipping the panels with the LED backlight with the MBP??




RE: Already shipping LED panels??
By Doormat on 5/7/2007 10:27:19 PM , Rating: 3
That is incorrect. Apple ships no monitor or notebook that uses LED LCDs.


RE: Already shipping LED panels??
By ksherman on 5/8/2007 12:19:34 AM , Rating: 2
Thats what I thought... but this article seems to clearly state that LED LCDs are already shipping...


RE: Already shipping LED panels??
By TomZ on 5/8/2007 8:04:55 AM , Rating: 1
LCD panels with LED backlighting are already available to OEMs/ODMs, it's just that not very many OEMs have released products that use them yet.


By ksherman on 5/8/2007 9:17:40 AM , Rating: 2
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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.


says right there that the MBP is using them right now...


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