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AU Optronics is ahead of the curve when it comes to LCD technology if the company’s latest announcement is anything to go by.

At LA’s SID (Society for Information Display) Week, the company unveiled a curved TFT-LCD that implements something called Curved Display Technology, allowing a screen of around 3.6in to be curved and still 100 per cent backlit.

Though there was no announcement on actual gadgets using the technology, AUO commented that these types of LCD screens could be used in the future in watches and dashboards.

Thin or curvy? Your choice

Just to prove that company isn’t sizeist when it comes to LCD technology, AUO also announced simultaneously the world’s thinnest LCD.

This waif-like 1.9in screen has a thickness of just 0.63mm, knocking a whopping 0.07mm of AUO’s own record. Expect it to be implemented into super-chic mobile devices in the near future.
Now I do remember the Alienware one but was that actually LCD? Or was it rear projection, since the back of the monitor was huge.
Edited by Marin - 5/19/08 at 11:54am
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post #2 of 9
Alienware's curved monitor was rear projection.
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so its gonna be like Alienware's 2880x900 curved display?



aint that like out your sight range?
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Pics:
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=8857

The alienware looks more impressive, but we'll see.
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Doesnt the Alienware have like a 0.2 ms response time?
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It's going to cost a crap load.
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You might wanna take out the "Worlds first"

I made one, when I punched it! It was curved then!

But seriously... that's way to small... give us something big!!
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The Alienware one isn't one screen. It's 3 that are connected. That's why it had creases in it at CES.
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It'll be a while but I see these eventually catching on and getting their own market.

Gamers would use them. Maybe some others. I mean it wouldn't replace flatscreen at all. I mean paper is flat, movie screens (most all of them) are flat, TV's again flat. But still, I'm sure they will catch on.
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