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Apple Bringing LED-backlit LCDs to MacBooks

It appears that Steve Jobs is commited to honouring his promise by making new MacBooks earth-friendly.

Apple Inc. last made an announcement about transitioning its entire line of LCD displays over to new LED-backlight LCD panels....Steve Jobs confirmed that by the end of 2007, Apple will rid itself of all mercury-based fluorescent LCD panels.

Further, according to reports AU Optronics and Chi Mei Optoelectronics have submitted panels for review by Apple.

Au Optronics and Chi Mei Optoelectronics are further down the line with Apple, having 13.3-inch and 15.4-inch panels already certified by Apple.

Apple's 15.4-inch MacBook Pro line of laptops are already using the new panels, and the new 13.3-inch certifications indicate that Apple will be transitioning its MacBook line soon. Coretronic and Kenmos Technology, suppliers of LED-backlights, have been sourced by Apple, with Kenmos being preferred for its integration with Stanley Electric's LED V-cut light-guide panel technology. Because of this, Chi Mei Optoelectronics has decided to use back panels from Kenmos.

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05-09-2006, 11:25:02

Intel has released a PDF describing bugs in its Conroe processors which are built on a 65 nanometre process technology. It's common for new chips to have bugs, or errata as the vendors prefer it. Generally many bugs can be fixed by introducing fresh steppings of the processors.
The PDF is downloadable from the Intel site, here. One of the bugs listed, AI 39, could lead to serious data or system corruption, Intel warned.

[RIGHT]The Inquirer

[LEFT]There are known rounding issues with the E6600 series, but data corruption seems a bit more serious..

05-09-2006, 11:25:53


It seems imma have to sell my E6600 :(

05-09-2006, 11:26:05

Well I'm glad to see Intel at least owning up to the fact that they have some problems, and not trying to keep it under wraps and making people find out the hard way.

Bravo Intel!

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