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Samsung has taken the wraps off a 1080p LCD TV that's a mere 1cm thick - and that includes the plastic surround.

Samsung's 1cm-thick LCD TV
Samsung's 1cm-thick LCD TV: skinny

The 40in display has a bezel that's just 1.5cm, down from the 3cm typical of today's similarly sized LCD TVs, Samsung said.

Samsung's 1cm-thick LCD TV
Very flat panel

The screen is backlit by LED, which allows it to reach 92 per cent of the colour saturation specified but the US standard-definition TV standard, NTSC, the manufacturer claimed.

The very flat panel will be shown later this week at Japan's Flat Panel Display show alongside a 14.1in OLED screen, plastic panels and sheets of electronic paper, Samsung said.

It will also show off 16in and 18.4in laptop LCD screens designed for a movie-friendly image aspect ration of 16:9 rather than the 16:10 ratio almost all existing widescreen laptop screens provide. One such as a 15.4in panel from Samung with an LED backlight - it too will be shown off at the FDB conference.

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