Apple Macs with 13.3- and 15.4-inch LED-backlight LCDs coming soon

“With Apple recently confirming it plans to launch Macs featuring LED backlight technology in 2007, sources in the industry said the notebooks will use components from AU Optronics (AUO), Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), Coretronic and Kenmos Technology,” Rebecca Kuo and Carrie Yu report for DigiTimes.

“AUO and CMO are both having their samples of 13.3- and 15.4-inch panels certified by Apple, with shipments to officially commence in the second or third quarter of 2007, the sources noted,” Kuo and Yu report.

“In the meantime, backlight unit (BLU) makers Coretronic and Kenmos are also sending samples to be incorporated in the panels, with official shipments to also kick off around a similar period, the sources added,” Kuo and Yu report.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Peter” and “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]

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  1. Awesome! I’m looking to downsize my 17″ MBP. This puppy turned out to be too much of a chore to lug around.


    A bit off-topic:

    Any idea when a Airport Express “N” is slated to come out?

  2. @MPC Guy,

    Gosh, how big a boy are ya? The MBP 17″ might prove to be a problem for Tom Thumb or Mickey Rooney, but jeez . . . the case for my MBP17 (which also fits accommodates the 15″) is heavier than its contents.

    You may need someone to pump . . you . . up!

  3. Thank you Jesus for answering my question I knew I could count on you!

    Say now that I have your attention, how do you feel about creationism being taught in schools? This obviously leads to my next question, evolution is it a bunch of crap or what?

    I am waiting for Steve to say on June 11th “Santa Rosa Platform based Macbooks (with the upgraded graphics card x3100) with LED screens, available TODAY”

    I mean if HP, ACER, SONY, and To-shit-ba can upgrade to Santa Rosa then why cant APPL?

    On a different note.. will Motorola ever release a phone called APPL, to go along with PEBL, ROKR, KRZR ??

  4. Nice. Once LED backlighting and Leopard are out, Mac Book Pro here I come! The money’s already in the bank, so I’m just waiting for one more rev and Leopard before making the purchase.

  5. 11.2 and my wife will be happy to buy one as she steals my 13 Macbook now. It needs to be 12 or less for the ultimate portability we do around the house, etc. Why can’t Apple see that everyone loved the 12″ Powerbook!!??
    Please, no puns about the inch thing, okay!

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