Tech Trend: Brighter Laptop Screens
Laptop screens traditionally have been lit by fluorescent lamp technology, but several new notebook models are offering a superior display technology: light-emitting-diode (LED) backlighting.
Compared with standard fluorescent displays, LED-backlit alternatives tout up to 30 percent greater brightness (better for use outdoors), lower power consumption, and greater uniformity of the image throughout the screen. Equally important, the technology lets manufacturers build thinner laptop lids.
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