LGD Cuts Laptop Size and Weight

LG Display has announced a new range of LCD notebook panels, which it says are thinner and lighter than any before.

The ‘Advanced In-Cell Touch’ (AIT) panels feature embedded touch sensors, and are available in 14″ and 15.6″ sizes. They have 1920 x 1080 resolution.

According to LG, the larger of the new panels is 1mm (25%) thinner and 200g (35%) lighter than a conventional 15.6″ panel. The panels use the same technology that LG has built into its most recent smartphones, with the same benefits; for instance, water on the screen will not affect touch sensitivity.

The new panels will be available in the second half of the year, and LG says that it is in talks with several major PC manufacturers already.

Analyst Comment

The panel makers have been trying for a long time to introduce in-cell touch, but it has not been easy. It’s a big move to add notebook in-cell touch. (BR)