As customer demand for bigger displays increases, companies struggle to reduce the weight of such devices. LG seems to have solved this problem with its new In-Cell Touch Technology.
After using the new technology on its LG G4 Smartphone, the south Korean manufacturer has now announced that due to positive user feedback, it will start using the same method in order to produce laptop and notebook displays.
The Advanced In-Cell Touch panels offer an advantage by doing away with the touch cover glass, allowing for a reduction in the total thickness of the display. It can reduce the weight of a standard 15.6 inch display by 200 grams and also cuts 1 millimeter of the total screen thickness.
Some competitors struggle to reduce the weight of laptops and notebooks by using smaller but less productive hardware parts. However the new exclusive LG technology could offer an edge and allow for the production of better performance computers at the same weight as the competitor products.
By embedding the touch sensor into the LCD panel, LG’S AIT technology eliminates some of the space required by classical Full HD panels. This reduction does not affect the display’s image quality, FPS or touch sensor performance.
However the new technology has an added bonus. By getting rid of the cover glass, the irritating reflections and light dimming effect will also be done away with. This would enable a better, brighter and more clearer image being to be produced by the display.
The technology is perfectly suited for use in creating quality displays for touch function embedded products, like tablets, smartphones and especially 14-16 inch screened notebooks.
The demand for very light touch screen notebooks, is on the rise, with many users preferring to buy such products instead of tablets, because of the more user friendly embedded keyboards and convertible functions.
The notebook market is also growing because many users prefer lighter more easily transportable and coverable gadgets to higher performance classical build laptops.
Some figures show that the global market for touch screen notebooks could increase by as much as 30 percent by 2019. With LG’s new weight shedding technologies the company can expect its share of that market to also increase if the new functions are properly exploited.
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