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Old 08-12-2009, 06:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey i was wondering if any company still makes laptops without back-lights. reason being is because i had a client that asked me which Mini netbooks came with back-light's and which didnt. i thought all modern LCD displays have back-lights now? am i wrong?

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If it is LCD is has to have a backlight or you wouldnt see anything on screen.

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From what i gather there is no LCD without back lighting. Even clocks, calculators and other devices that use LCD's have back lights. Do they mean on the monitor or on the keyboard?

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Old 08-12-2009, 09:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sorry bout that, i mean the monitor.

and thats what i thought but this lady said that she spoke with some sales people and a friend of hers and said that they were telling her that if she gets a mini netbook then she should make sure it has a back-light. because the back-lighted models will last a lot longer then ones thats not.

is their any new laptops that dont use back-light LCD's for the monitor?
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There are some monitors that use LEDs for backlight, and others that use CFL (fluorescent) backlight. However, all LCD monitors have some kind of backlight.
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Those sales people sound extremely stupid..every netbook has a backlight.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah thats what i thought because i couldnt see of any other way the screen would show up. lol. so with the LED and CFL screens. do they make those on laptops no-a-days? or is that old technology?

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I bet they said a LED backlights for a netbook because, like all LEDs, have much lower power consumption.

I'm betting the lady forgot a couple words, and it was get an LED, and not a regular backlight.
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HaHa, yeah i think so, thats what it was. got me a little confused their.

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