updated 04:30 pm EDT, Tue March 20, 2007
Toshiba LED Notebook LCDs
Toshiba and Matsushita have together announced a new set of LED-lit displays for notebooks. The 10.4-inch and 10.6-inch, 1280x768 screens are meant for truly ultraportable computers and share all the benefits of LED backlighting, according to Toshiba. Future systems using the screens will be thinner, have improved brightness, and run longer on an existing battery. Even the durability of the system will improve due to the reduced number of breakable parts, the company says.
The screens join several other recently introduced models ranging between 8.9 and 13.3 inches, all of which are used today or will appear soon for upcoming notebooks. The 10.4- and 10.6-inch screens are being sent to computer builders today in bulk prices of $350.