Dirty screen getting you down? Did your last LOL!!!11!!! involve spraying Mountain Dew all over your laptop display? LG Philips feels your pain. They've come up a single coating that reduces glare while it makes your screen more dirt-resistant and easier to clean.
"Our new panel employs a principle similar to that used on non-stick frying pans," Ahn Byung-chul, who leads development of advanced technology at the company, said in a statement. "Dirt and oil can easily be wiped away."
LG.Philips LCD Co., the world's second-largest manufacturer of liquid crystal displays, said the new coating even facilitates the removal of ink.
The new technology is slated to go into production the first half of 2008, first on the 15.4-inch widescreen panels LG.Philips makes for notebook computers and later for notebook panels of all sizes by the end of next year.
The real innovation here is that one inexpensive coating serves the purpose that two expensive and time consuming coatings used to. It will be especially handy if your screen is coated like non-stick cookware when your laptop batteries catch on fire. HotHardware advises that heavy laptop users should carry Pam, a few eggs, and a few strips of bacon with you at all times. Just in case.