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Thursday, 7 January 2010

Samsung OLCD Laptop

2010 is off to a flier with the announcement of the Google Nexus One, but of equal interest has to be Samsung's amazing step into the future with their 14-inch notebook prototype which features a semi-transparent screen.

The screen casing is made out of transparent plastic, and is about 40% transparent when the machine is switched off. I'm guessing that you can't control the transparency when the laptop is on, which is hardly going to help when it comes to using applications, but it looks great and will surely feature in the next 007 movie. And a bigger version of this wouldn't be far off the huge transparent interfaces used to track pre-crime in Spielberg's 'Minority Report'.

The Engadget website features a video of the Samsung in action -