Lenovo ThinkBook Transparent Display Laptop proof of concept

Lenovo Reveals Transparent Display Laptop Concept

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At the Mobile World Congress (MWB) electronics brand Lenovo unveiled a laptop with a transparent screen allowing users to see through the device.

The proof-of-concept device (Lenovo ThinkBook Transparent Display Laptop Concept) features a display with adjustable transparency and a detachable see-through base that can be used as a keyboard or a tablet. Instead of physical buttons, keys are projected onto the smooth, flat surface of nano-optical glass. Moreover, users can easily switch between the keyboard and drawing board with a supported pen.

The company explains that “the brilliance of this laptop lies in its intelligent integration of the virtual and real.” Through the power of Artificial Intelligence Generated Content (AIGC), the transparent screen opens up new avenues of work collaboration and efficiency by enabling interaction with physical objects and overlaying digital information to create unique user-generated content. AI in combination with transparent displays has the chance to open up new ways of engaging with data and applications, offering opportunities to develop new features and form factors.

The design of the new laptop presents Micro-LED technology that ushers notable advancements in transparent display development.  The integration of the Micro-Led facilitates blending with surroundings, offering users vivid video and image displays that harmonize with their environment. With features such as high color saturation, exceptional contrast, and a brightness level of 1000 nits, the display of Lenovo ThinkBook ensures optimal visibility in various settings – indoors and outdoors.

Additionally, ongoing improvements in image quality, durability, and adjustable transmittance suggest a potential for diverse applications, such as customizable privacy settings or enhanced transparency for interaction with real-world objects.

The laptop’s chassis also incorporates a rear-facing camera that allows the device to recognize and interact with objects placed behind it using generative artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) software.

The new technology has a lot of potential for digital artists allowing them to draw directly behind the laptop while sketching on the drawing pad. At the same time, interior designers could overlay virtual furniture or décor on top of an existing space.

The Lenovo ThinkBook Transparent Display Laptop Concept is not only a proof of concept but showcases a futuristic perspective on AI PCs, blending digital and physical environments that can enhance user experiences in ways never imagined.


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