1.7mm. Well! I remember when I was impressed by a third of an inch — a comparably girthy 8mm. These LG TVs use AMOLED technology, which pretty much is the business except for cost and size limitations right now. Keep in mind that the guts of the TV aren’t contained in that thin part — but the fact that it can stand alone means that the CPU and such can all be hidden or even remote.
It helps to see it being interacted with, gives you a better sense of the size. I like the design. Video courtesy of Techblog.gr.
Here are the specs on LG’s baby:
- 347.938×210.293×1.70mm (screen only)
- Number of colors: 16.7 Million
- Luminance (Peak/cd/m²) 200/440
- Contrast Ratio: >100.000:1
- Colour Gamut NTSC %: > 87
- Viewing Angle: 180 degrees
- Response Time: < 0.01ms (is that right?)
I’m sure these things are also going to be mighty expensive when they come out for you and me, so don’t get too excited yet.
[Update: Engadget notes that the TVs will be coming out in early 2010 and the 15-incher should cost about $2500. Yeah, I might have to wait a little while before I pick one up.]