LG just got a whole lot greener today with the introduction of their sunlight illuminated LCD. Standard notebook LCDs use LED or fluorescent backlighting, which tends to consume large amounts of power, especially if your running on batteries only. The LG sunlight display on the other hand can use the Sun’s energy (called reflective mode) to power the display, cutting energy consumption to a quarter of the standard backlit LCD. But reflective mode is only applicable when working outside or in a sunny area, otherwise the system is able to use standard backlighting technology.
LG plans to show the tech off at this year’s CES, so hopefully we can gander a look.