LG e-Book Laptop Concept Features Fuel Battery and OLED

LG e-BookLG introduced e-Book, an ecological laptop concept that uses fuel cell batteries and features organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology. This concept notebook received a Red Dot Award nomination for “Best Concept Design” for 2006.

The batteries of the LG e-Book use natural gas, methanol, and other eco-friendly liquid fuels. The fuel is stored in a transparent cylindrical hinge.

The LG’s future laptop uses organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels for display instead of the current liquid crystal display (LCD) panel. Unlike LCD, OLED does not need a frame around it, and it consumes less electricity. The keypad will also be made of a singe OLED panel, like the one used in LG’s Chocolate Phone, according to the report.

LG e-Book Concept“Under the current technology, it’s extremely expensive to build such a laptop. But it’s possible,” said Na Joo-young, public relations official of the company.

There is no info on if and when will production of this notebook start.

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15 comments
  1. Well if and when this does become available please do let us know becuase i am intrigued by it and will have to buy one just to see if i like it or not.

  2. looks promising… fuel cells are far from implementing because of its low power density and high price. Mass production should reduce the price, and low-power components like the OLED should reduce the maximum power output of the fuel cell, making it cheaper and compacter. On the other hand if we use low-power components the runtime when using standard lion batteries will increase also to probably 8 hours…. so why fuel cells? to get a runtime of more then 24 hours. Do we need that?

  3. What if you wanted to take this on a plane? Is there an alternate fuel source that can be used instead of flammable fluid? Like a plug-in backup battery?

  4. Yash, It’s a concept notebook – meaning it has not been produced yet. And it’s not known when it will be or will it be released.

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