Samsung starts mass production of 'world's first' transparent LCD panel

Summary:In other Samsung news, an announcement has come from headquarters in Seoul that the tech giant has commenced mass production for the "world's first" transparent LCD panels.

In other Samsung news, an announcement has come from headquarters in Seoul that the tech giant has commenced mass production for the "world's first" transparent LCD panels.

The 22-inch, glass-like display will be available in black and white as well as in color with transparency rates set at over 20% and 15% respectively.

Some of the nitty-gritty (but useful) specs include both HDMI and USB connectivity, a 500:1 contrast ratio and a WSXGA+ (1,680 x 1,050) resolution. Samsung also promises that these monitors are far more energy-efficient using 90% less electricity compared to a conventional back-lit LCD panel.

Even though the transparent displays are being churned out right now, no word on pricing or availability just yet. These will likely be used for business-only purposes such as advertising and other signage, so pricing might subject to how many panels are ordered at once.

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Topics: Hardware, Samsung

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