Saturday, June 6, 2009

Latest plasma display is a razor-thin 1mm thick

Latest plasma display is a razor-thin 1mm thick

We've seen some hin plasma scretens, but this one beats all. Shinoda Plasma Japan just unveiled a huge plasma display, 2 meters tall by 3 meters wide, and it's an astonishing 1mm thick (the display pictured above is another of Shinoda's plasmas, in a more horizontal configuration). Plasmas are usually energy hogs, but this one uses half the electricity of comparably sized displays available now.

This gigantic and flexible screen isn't built all in one piece — it's actually six sheets joined together, and it's not light, weighing nearly 200 pounds. Don't be worried about carrying it into your living room anytime soon, though — the first screens will appear on as-yet-unnamed products this fall for $51,000 each. Consider this a peek into the future.

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