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13, 15-inch MacBooks to get LEDs?

updated 09:15 am EDT, Mon May 7, 2007

MacBook LED Suppliers

Both of Apple's notebook lines will be the first to receive the LED backlights promised by Steve Jobs, according to sources speaking with Taiwan-based part suppliers. Display makers AU Optronics and Chi Mei have reportedly sent LCDs for both the 13.3-inch MacBook and 15.4-inch MacBook Pro to Apple for certification, one of the final steps before actual production. The LCDs use LED backlighting supplied by Coretronic and Kenmos, the sources said.

Production timeframes were not specific, with industry contacts claiming that shipments of the LED-based displays should begin either in the spring or summer of this year. LED backlighting is said to improve the color uniformity and accuracy on most displays while also improving battery life and slimming the display size.



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  1. PookJP

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    In terms of performance..

    ... is that good?

  1. frisby

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    good enough for ipod

    iPod screens used LED. They look good...don't they?

  1. Glasspusher

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    performance good

    LEDs convert about 40% of the electricity running through them to visible light, compared to about 22% for fluorescent, so that should help battery life. Now if they can only do something about those pig mobos in the MBs and MBPs.

  1. frisby

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    huh?

    WTF is a mobo?

  1. fm1365

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    MoBo

    MOther BOard aka Mobo

  1. ff11

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    Pig mobos?

    I'm afraid you are a little too cryptic for some of us.

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