Frameless laptop screens expected soon

The infinity pools of the computing industry, frameless laptop screens are expected in the second or third quarter of this year, according to DigiTimes.

They’ll be a little more expensive than standard laptop screens, but those costs are expected to decline as production increases.

According to the article:

“The frameless LCD screens are made using reinforced glass substrates fitted onto magnesium-alloy or plastic lids, the sources said. Although a reinforced glass substrate is more expensive than a conventional one (US$19-21 for the former compared to US$12-15 for the latter in a 15.6-inch model), the cost of frame materials and assembly can be reduced, the sources said.”

Apparently there are some manufacturers developing frameless screens without using lids at all, opting to instead “conduct electroplating and coating processes directly on the back of display panels.”

Frameless-screen notebooks expected to hit market in 2Q10 or 3Q10, say Taiwan makers []