Printed from http://www.electronista.com

LG making RGB LED-lit, 17-inch notebook LCD

updated 08:05 am EDT, Thu September 18, 2008

LG LED Backlit 17in LCD

LG Display on Thursday said it has started mass-producing the world's first notebook displays to be truly color-accurate. Using an RGB LED backlight versus the one-color backlights of other notebook displays, the 17.1-inch, 1920x1200 LCD pushes its color reproduction up to 105 percent, or about 40 percent more than a typical notebook display with a fluorescent backlight at the same size. The breakthrough should give AV professionals a display they can use for image editing and gamers a more vivid image, LG says.

The new LCD also boosts the contrast ratio by about 30 percent and thus creates deeper blacks than often partly washed-out notebook displays; as with other LED-lit models, it reduces the power use and cuts out the use of toxic mercury.

LG doesn't name the customers for the new screen, though the company makes displays both for LG's own notebooks as well as for third-party PC builders. One of the few to already use 17-inch LED-lit displays includes Apple, which uses them for custom-ordered MacBook Pro models with the higher-resolution 1920x1200 display.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. Guest

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Nov 1999

    0

    105%?

    105% of what? sRGB? Adobe? All the colours in the universe?

    MacNN should start giving 110% when writing these articles.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Tylt Energi 2K Travel Charger

Backup batteries and device chargers are objects that many users take for granted. They often only one-dimensional in functionality, r ...

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News