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LG announces production of slimmer AIT laptop displays

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LG has announced that it is to start mass production of a new, slimmer variety of laptop displays.

The new technology is called Advanced In-Cell Touch, or AIT for short. By embedding the touch sensor within the LCD panel, it cuts down on the thickness of the display considerably.

If this technology sounds familiar to you, it's because it's nothing new. LG has used it already in smartphones like the LG G4.

However, this will be the first time it has applied the technique to the larger laptop form factor at commercial scale.

With no need for a touch function cover glass, LG can shave 1mm off the thickness of a laptop display, which is a saving of some 25 percent. It also cuts the weight of such a display by 200 grams, which is a saving of 35 percent.

The removal of that layer of cover glass also makes for a brighter, clearer picture since there's no light loss or light reflection. Apparently, these AIT displays are also less prone to disruption of touch functions when wet.

LG Display has apparently agreed to provide these AIT displays in 15.6-inch and 14-inch sizes to "several global notebook PC brands."

In particular, LG expects these panels to take off with the impending launch of the touch-ready Windows 10 operating system.

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Stylus-ready models are also in the works at LG Display, which will come in handy for those two-in-one hybrid PC form factors.

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