According to iFixit’s teardown of the MacBook Air, some juicy information has been revealed regarding the LCD:
- Display assembly weight: 465g (34% less than on the MacBook)
- LCD panel thickness: 3mm, thanks to the LED lightsource.
- Inverter board: None needed due to the use of DC-powered LEDs.
- Cable: Just one that provides both data and power to the display.
Apple and its display supplier(s) have done a tremendous job of thinning down and simplifying the design. I have also been told the glass used to manufacture the LCD is just 0.25mm thick. Also, the LCD panel uses Chip on Glass (COG) technology to incorporate a lot of driver ICs and other circuits directly on the glass.
[tags]Apple, 13.3″, Notebook PC, MacBook Air, Chip on Glass, COG, LED Backlight, LED[/tags]