LCD's aren't inherently fragile, it's the glass that they're attached too. They're finding ways to adhere (is that the right word???) the LCD to plastic so that you can do more stuff with LCDs. One example would be an LCD screen that you could bend around a column or something.Originally posted by Hemingray
Man, and LCD's are fragile enough as they are! I can't imagine them making something even MORE fragile... sounds cool, but man... a foldable display? And you thought you had to handle your iPod carefully...
... 6 posts up.Originally posted by dukestreet
LCDs are a dead end technology. This is just another iteration that adds some life to the product. The key problem is that it requires a plastic layer for the transistors and a glass plate that acts as the light source.
The technology that will replace this will get rid of the glass plate altogether, leaving you with only a thin plastic film of transistors that are their own light source. Its called OLED and you can do a search on it at google to get more info. Right now they're being put in digital cameras and cell phones, but in the years to come you'll be able to get huge sheets of them that you'll be able to roll up, not just bend like this one from Toshiba.
This technology will be useful for laptops because we'll have 15" screens that are super durable (plastic vs. glass), and super light.Originally posted by eyelikeart
all I can say is wow!
but how is this going to be useful on something like the PowerBook?!
or on any system for that matter...when do u guys find yourselves saying:
"damn...now if I could just bend the screen...."
okOriginally posted by dukestreet
Look how thin the screen is on a TiPB. With OLED you could have it half as thick, still as rigid and weigh a lot less. But if you had a rolled up version of the screen that locks into a collapsible framework, you could get a 20" screen on your laptop. Now tell me, who wouldn't want that?