DigiTimes has an article out, LED backlights to penetrate notebook market in 2Q06 that should please ultraportable laptop users (and potential buyers):
The adoption of LEDs as a backlight source for 12- and 14-inch notebooks should begin in the second quarter of 2006, when the price gap between CCFL- (cathode fluorescent lamp-) and LED- based backlight modules narrows to less than NT$100 (US$3), according to LED maker Everlight Electronics.
Currently, available notebooks that feature displays based on white LED technology are Sonyâ€™s VAIO TX series, the Libretto U100 from Toshiba and the T70 (only in Japan) from Fujitsu.
What this means for ultraportable users – a slimmer display with much better power consumption (or rather less power consumption). You can already see this present in the laptops above, notably Sony’s VAIO VGN-TX series, where you are seeing 11.1 inch widescreen laptops that weigh less than three pounds (granted, Sony is also using Carbon Fiber…).
Check the article if you like numbers – several charts cover the advantages of these displays.