New LG ‘e-Book’ Concept is Gas-Guzzler

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LG has unveiled a new concept laptop they call the ‘e-Book’. No, this isn’t an eBook reader. It’s a forward-thinking laptop, sporting an OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) screen (which is much more energy-efficient than an ordinary LCD screen), a second OLED screen for the keyboard, and a fuel-cell battery. Here’s where things get confusing. Some sources report the battery uses ‘blue methyl alcohol’ (Engadget), while others claim the e-Book uses ‘natural gas, methanol, and other eco-friendly liquid fuels’ (Laptoping).   The concept received a ‘Red Dot Award’, a German prize for industrial design, and has us here at Gearfuse eagerly hoping the e-Book makes it into production soon. — Mike Payne

[via Laptoping]

2 comments

  1. Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, carbinol, wood alcohol, wood naphtha or wood spirits – are all words for the same thing:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methanol

  2. Margaret Parker

    How big is it?[a” x b” x c”, lbs.], and what is the price? Explain the power used and how is it applied (fed)?

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