LED-Backlit LCD Displays for Apple MacBooks

Apple MacBook
Last week, Steve Jobs confirmed that Apple will be moving from flourescent lamps to Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for the displays of their laptops (Apple.com/hotnews/AGreenerApple). He said they planned on doing this before the end of 2007.

It would appear that they are moving aggressively towards this goal. DailyTech is reporting that the 13.3-inch MacBooks are well on their way to having LED-backlit displays:

Reports confirmed that AU Optronics and Chi Mei Optoelectronics all have LED-backlight LCD panels that are under review by Apple. Au Optronics and Chi Mei Optoelectronics are further down the line with Apple, having 13.3-inch and 15.4-inch panels already certified by Apple.

Apple’s 15.4-inch MacBook Pro line of laptops are already using the new panels, and the new 13.3-inch certifications indicate that Apple will be transitioning its MacBook line soon.

Macworld has a good rundown on what you need to know about LED-backlit LCD displays.

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