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    LG files rollable screen laptop patent

    The device would have a rollable keyboard for excellent portability.
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    Re: LG files rollable screen laptop patent

    note the curve on the screen that is needed to get it to be stable. No thanks!

    Presumably a bi-stable lamination able to roll flat but self-stiffens into a curved form. I used to know someone who did their masters research into those at uni back in the day.

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    Re: LG files rollable screen laptop patent

    It's a very slight curve. People (for the most part) have no problems reading books, newspapers, maps and other things with greater curvature...
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    Re: LG files rollable screen laptop patent

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    It's a very slight curve. People (for the most part) have no problems reading books, newspapers, maps and other things with greater curvature...
    If you do a lot of linear CAD it messes with you. I don't have astigmatism and I don't want to develop it!

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    Re: LG files rollable screen laptop patent

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    If you do a lot of linear CAD it messes with you. I don't have astigmatism and I don't want to develop it!
    Do most users of small, portable computing devices do a lot of linear CAD on them?
    Looking around at all the coffee-shop novelists, I'mma guess not.....
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    Re: LG files rollable screen laptop patent

    Looks crap for image editing too - all you are doing is saving a few mm off having a lid with the screen already in it. Plus,the design exposes the keyboard due to a lack of a lid,so would need a solid case to stop needless button pushes. Looks like an answer looking for a problem. Great for posers!

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    Re: LG files rollable screen laptop patent

    Fairly sure that neither CAD nor video editing are in the list of proposed use cases for this gear!

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    Re: LG files rollable screen laptop patent

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Do most users of small, portable computing devices do a lot of linear CAD on them?
    Looking around at all the coffee-shop novelists, I'mma guess not.....
    I have my XPS13 and my colleague has their surface pro and we are (well were) regularly in coffee shops/around meeting tables loading up drawings and chatting through designs etc. Make something portable and people will want to use it accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    I have my XPS13 and my colleague has their surface pro and we are (well were) regularly in coffee shops/around meeting tables loading up drawings and chatting through designs etc. Make something portable and people will want to use it accordingly.
    OK, I stand corrected, then. Clearly everyone uses CAD on laptops apart from me!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    OK, I stand corrected, then. Clearly everyone uses CAD on laptops apart from me!!
    TBF,its also fairly annoying many of these premium business laptops don't have AMD options too!

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    Re: LG files rollable screen laptop patent

    Could have been inspired by the toilet paper roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    OK, I stand corrected, then. Clearly everyone uses CAD on laptops apart from me!!
    Never let it be said Tasky only sees things in polar extremes and nothing in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Never let it be said Tasky only sees things in polar extremes and nothing in between.
    I see most things in shades of black and green, actually...

    Doesn't change the fact that most people using a laptop won't be CAD designers, and the screen curvature will have even less of an impact than that of a newspaper or a curved phone display.
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