Feeds

Acer said to be readying glass-lidded laptop

Frameless in the name of thinness

Security for virtualized datacentres

Acer is preparing to release a very skinny - and, dare we say it, incredibly fragile - notebook with a glass-backed frameless display.

So claim an unnamed source cited by DigiTimes, who say the laptop will also feature a touch-sensitive keyboard.

Given how thin notebook keyboards are already, we're not sure how much thickness this will actually save, but removing the outer panel of the laptop's lid and relying instead on the LCD panel's glass substrate will shave several millimetres off.

The mole said Acer will use reinforced glass for the display, the back of which will be painted in the notebook's chosen hue. Even so, we'd still be wary of carrying one around. Laptop panels are delicate enough as it is - and that's with a metal or plastic bezel to shield the screen.

The laptop will debut in Q2, the source said. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD to DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes
Buzzing board (and some future apps) leave a lot to be desired
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.