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having demoed versions of the devices at tech conferences throughout the past year,
samsung has just announced that it has begun mass production of a 22-inch transparent LCD screen.

capable of utilizing ambient light, the panels are equipped with a white LED unit along each side,
consuming about 90% less electricity compared to backlit LCD panels. they feature HDMI and USB ports
for easy integration with other devices.

the panels will be produced in black-and-white and in colour, featuring a contrast ratio of 500:1 and a resolution of 1680x1050.
their transparency rate ranges from 15% for the colour version to over 20% for the black-and-white.
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I hope it hasn't been posted.
Edited by Alatar - 3/31/11 at 7:49am
 
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Wow awesome, very nice.
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This is really cool but it seems like it wouldn't look as good. Just my uneducated guess. Would make a cool case window though
    
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Thats got some badass uses that would just look insane... Using it as the laptop display as shown in the article looks kind of rough to be using all the time though.
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That screen messes with my eyes.
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I don't see the point. Seeing through it will only be impractical.

..?
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I don't see the point. Seeing through it will only be impractical.

..?
Yeah, my thoughts exactly. I mean it's neat.. but I don't see the point in having one.
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Yeah, my thoughts exactly. I mean it's neat.. but I don't see the point in having one.
these have lots of uses if you think out of the box. I don't think they're supposed to be used as regular desktop screens you know...
 
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I don't see the point. Seeing through it will only be impractical.

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Yeah, my thoughts exactly. I mean it's neat.. but I don't see the point in having one.
I can see it being used for a lot more commercial applications than consumer ones. On the consumer side it could be implemented into an apartment or house with large windows for a minimalist look.
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I can see it being used for a lot more commercial applications than consumer ones. On the consumer side it could be implemented into an apartment or house with large windows for a minimalist look.
Sounds like Tony Stark's windows in Iron Man. AWESOME.
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