LG has today unveiled some new Full HD panels that are designed for notebook computers.
Using the same Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) technology that they used in the G4 smartphone, they have created displays that they say are around 25% thinner and 35% lighter than what LG currently offers in its existing 15.6 inch panels.
For the general consumer this means that you will end up with slimmer laptops in the near future.
In order to do this LG’s AIT displays have touch sensors embedded with the LCD panel itself, meaning that they don’t need to add a dedicated digitiser like what is needed for LCD or OLED panels.
Mr. Byeong-Koo Kim, Vice President and Head of the IT/Mobile Development Group at LG Display, said, “The AIT technology is the most optimized and best solution to lead the touch embedded notebook PC market as it delivers excellent touch response as well as offering an ultra-slim and light design.” He added, “LG Display will continue to develop products that offer the best user experience, such as QHD high resolution panels and the pen touch function products.”
LG says this reduces the thickness of the display by 1mm and the weight of a 15.6 inch panel by around 200 grams, whilst being brighter and clearer.
LG have said that they will be manufacturing these displays in a 15.6 and 14 inch 1080p option, with talks already in place with several PC manufacturers to bring the displays to future laptops.
LG are also working to bring AIT displays to two-in-one tablets such as the Microsoft Surface.