Sony Razor Thin Flexible Display Foreshadows Unbreakable Laptop Screen?

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Sony recently showed off a 0.01-inch thick organic electroluminescent display on its website that will be presented and discussed at an academic symposium in Long Beach, California this week. Could this type of display be used in laptops of the future?

Check out the video above of this 2.5-inch flexible display from Sony that combines organic thin film transistor technology with organic electroluminescent display technology. Other than being very, very cool a few things come to mind in how practical this type of display could be for laptops:

  • It’s obviously very light and would greatly help in cutting the weight of the system down
  • It won’t break if you drop your laptop! An LCD screen on today’s laptops easily break during a drop situation and to replace an LCD costs at least $400, but usually more
  • You can see in the video that the viewing angles for this screen are excellent, there’s no distortion of colors as angles change

Don’t go getting too excited though, this working display is 2.5 inches diagonally in size and there’s currently limitations as to how large Sony can make the display. Furthermore the cost of this technology, though not disclosed, is said to be very high at the present time (as anything in the lab phase usually is). All the same, the possibility of razor thin, feather light, unbreakable laptop displays is rather tantalizing.

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