See-Through Laptop screen - Will we see this on MBP

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  1. Jon-Luke macrumors 6502

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    CES 2010: http://www.wired.com/video/ces-2010-hands-on-with-transparent-display-of-the-future/60826805001
    Samsung is developing a see through screen is this some thing we will ever see on Apple products? Personally I don't really like it - I can see the use of something like this in a car (Heads up Display) but why would you want to be able to see through your laptop screen? It just messes with the image quality surely (And if you add a white or black background to what you are doing then what is the point?)
     
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    No.
     
  3. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    If Apple used that, they would put a mirror behind it for even more glare.
     
  4. Surely Guest

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    ^^^^^^^ lol

    Why would I want a see-through screen on my computer?
     
  5. Claerion macrumors member

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    Amen. Haha

    There is really no use for a see through screen. Just for looks. I do like OLED though :D
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    Unless you want to watch tv through your computer screen while you're typing....

    I think that you've overlooked that important application.


    EDIT: Actually, now that I'm thinking about it, a see-through screen is a sure way to future-proof your computer.
     
  7. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    There will never be a good reason to utilize this screen. I think the tech with the guts in the border will be used to make displays thinner though.
     
  8. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    I severely doubt that as future-proofing as nothing to do with gimmick hardware.
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    I disagree, as whatever I type in this box is undeniable universal truth.
     
  10. steve knight Suspended

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    this is not a gimmick. it was not meant for a laptop it is meant for other uses. this is used by the military all the time. it is great for a heads up or advertising and such.
     
  11. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    lol it's useless if it's not anything that can be utilised by Apple right? :rolleyes:
     
  12. TheWelshBoyo macrumors 6502

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    Shambo just got trolled good and proper!
    Nice one guys :p
    Anyway Shambo, what if it was a 15" screen rather than a 13". Surely that'd mean it'd be futureproofed!

    PS. I know the Samsung one is 16.4".
     
  13. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    Car windscreens perhaps? Windshield in the USA?
     
  14. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

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    No, it's that there's no real consumer use for it... Can you really think of a use of a transparent screen (excluding Military)?!?!?
     
  15. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    Advertising in places with glass panels. e.g. metro,train.
     
  16. Spandexman macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't it be unbelievably expensive to replace the windows on a train with a see through screen? I mean, they must be about 5 x 3 foot, the cheapset low tech screen would cost hundreds, if not thousands of pounds at that size. Plus, one good punch from a drunk and it'd need replacing (i don't know about american trains, but this'd be a frequent occurrence on a british train!).
     
  17. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    Yes anything to distract the eye from the road will be a fantastic breakthrough and great for road safety. As stated this is nothing more than gimmick hardware.
     
  18. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    Advertising (Shop Windows, Bus/Coach shelters) - HUD style car windscreens - Interactive oven doors for temperature readings etc - Refrigerator door display.

    Many inventions/evolutions in the technology space often trickle down to the consumer market.

    I'm sure there are many more uses that just need some more imagination.
     
  19. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    With today's tech and market it is. But who knows what will be available in 5 years from now?

    10 years ago I got a pretty average 15" CRT monitor for 400 euros. There are 19inch monitors for 80 euros now.
     
  20. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a current law in your country that prohibits the use of a cd player or sat nav system in the vehicle? These can be distracting and are often used whilst driving.

    Does the USA still allow the use of Cell Phones in a moving Vehicle? :)
     
  21. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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    Wrong.

    Imagine having all the driving info (speed,revs etc) on your windscreen? Instead of having to look down for a even only a second all you would do it keep looking at your normal viewpoint. I think having that information implanted onto your windscreen would be amazing and samsung were demonstrating that technology on this laptop.
     
  22. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    The windscreen could display infrared views of the front of the car at night.
     
  23. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    I like your thinking (I did note you're from the UK too) ;) It's plausible and I like the explanation you gave to looking at the current car instruments.
     
  24. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    These items are not in direct view of the road. Imagine a windscreen where data is interspersed on it your eye would be immediately distracted and often have difficulty discerning whether or not that is a pixel or a person in your view. And yes the police can pull you over for not having a fully clear windscreen. As stated this is nothing more than a stupid gimmick.
     
  25. Spandexman macrumors regular

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    True, I suppose we can never know the speed at which technology will improve. Though I would have to think that it'd be considerably more than 5 years before it'd be economically viable to put it instead of a window. Though that wasn't really the point, it's still a use. Also, the screen material could feasibly be strengthened hugely in 5 years... I concede defeat, well played sir. Your considerations of future technological applications outstrip mine :)
     

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