They’ve come up with a laptop screen that can be illuminated by sunlight instead of the usual backlighting that LCDs require. Now, the first alarm bell that peeled out in my head was, will you be able to see the thing in bright daylight anyway and apparently the answer is yes. It’s got a contrast ratio of 9:1 rather than normal machines with 2 or 3:1.
So, you can use the thing indoors or at night as normal with backlighting and it’ll switch to sunlight power when in bright light, and when it does, it uses a quarter of the energy meaning that your battery lasts a whole lot longer. Now that, my friend, is damn good tech. Hats offf to LG.
(picture via Akihabara News)