MacBook Air: LCD


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.

Source: iFixit

[tags]Apple, 13.3″, Notebook PC, MacBook Air, Chip on Glass, COG, LED Backlight, LED[/tags]

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