Upcoming Trends: Ultra-Low Power Displays

Upcoming Trends: Ultra-Low Power Displays

Anthony Nguyen
Jun 16, 2008

The main trend witnessed at this year's Display Taiwan exhibition was lower power consumption across the board. Exhibitors are switching over from cold-cathode lighting into brighter LED backlighting, giving better contrast and brightness, but only using about half as much power. Breaking it up into kiloWatts, that's about $30 saved a year if you use your computer for about 8 hours a day - quite a savings for the standard 3-year turnover for monitors these days.

Other trends include thinner and smaller footprints. Panel manufacturers and mechanical engineers are pushing the bar to help designers make even better looking and thinner televisions than ever before. We will surely be looking forward to seeing more Sony OLED-alikes in the future.

[via Tom's Hardware]

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