Apple and HP appear to be ready to offer notebooks with LCD screens backlit with LEDs by the latter half of 2007. Neat.
LED-backlit displays have slowly been making their way into consumer electronics lately, with Samsung leading the way with some of their LED HDTVs - the company has also claimed that all of their LCDs will be LED-based by 2008. However, LED-backlit displays have been criticized for their high power consumption (and often higher cost), therefore making them less suitable for portable use.
Well, if your laptop screen looks fabulous for a few minutes before it runs out of juice and the battery bursts into flames, it'll all be worth it. Read the whole thing here.