LCD life

From: Yowza! <>
Date: Sun Feb 15 02:16:55 1998

On Sun, 15 Feb 1998, William Donzelli wrote:

> I was just thinking about future collectables like laptops, and I do have
> a question:
> Does anyone know how well LCDs hold up against time (provided, of course,
> that they are not cracked!)?

LCDs, for the most part, are solid state devices which will last longer
than any mechanical or tube device. Unfortunately, the same can't be said
about the backlights, which are essentially guaranteed to fail eventually.

Portables also make good collectibles because they tend to have the best
technology of their time, are integrated, and don't take a lot of space!

-- Doug
Received on Sun Feb 15 1998 - 02:16:55 GMT

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