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MacBooks to transition to LED-backlit LCDs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 May 2007 20:08 User comments (4)

MacBooks to transition to LED-backlit LCDs Apple has made an announcement that they will transition their LCD displays from the old mercury-based fluorescent panels to the new LED-backlit panels. Steve Jobs commited to making Apple a more "earth-friendly" company and he confirmed that the panels will transition by the end of 2007.
The progress of this transition seems to be moving swiftly as reports have confirmed that AU Optronics and Chi Mei Optoelectronics all have LED-backlight LCD panels that are under review by Apple. So far, the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro already uses the new panel and Au Optronics and Chi Mei Optoelectronics confirmed that they have 13.3-inch and 15.4-inch panels already certified by Apple.

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4 user comments

18.5.2007 23:08

Well apples do grow from trees that come from the earth. its good to see their going back to their roots :P

This would be good overall.

29.5.2007 8:43

I would think that the real reason for switching to LED backlit displays would be to increase battery life. A compact fluorescent bulb can use 10 watts of energy, while an equivalent LED light would use 1 watt.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 May 2007 @ 8:43

39.5.2007 11:06

why has this not been mainstream for years? really..

49.5.2007 17:31

Originally posted by anubis66:
why has this not been mainstream for years? really..
Because LEDs haven't been a viable alternative for years. They've only recently gotten cheap enough to be a cost effective replacement for other light sources.

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