LG 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 LGâ€™s Chocolate Phone, according to the report.
â€œUnder the current technology, itâ€™s extremely expensive to build such a laptop. But itâ€™s possible,â€ said Na Joo-young, public relations official of the company.
There is no info on if and when will production of this notebook start.
15 thoughts on “LG e-Book Laptop Concept Features Fuel Battery and OLED”
this is so Cooool…
oh, man this is amazing.
I like the fact that flexible OLEDs have a faster response time than LEDs, it just doesn’t make sense to use LEDs anymore!
Man! where’s the trackpad?
or is there some other CONCEPT.
:-S seriously!! i need this laptop.. how much it cost? when it’l be available?
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.
whr do buy it??
sexy. I want it
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?
Bafi, uhm yeah?
sure we need that, because it is evolution and its fantastic
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?
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.
whats the cost? nice stuff