Lenovo Unveils Innovative Concept Laptop With Transparent Screen

By Trisha Andrada

Feb 26, 2024 07:10 AM EST

Lenovo, the world's largest computer company based in China, presented a prototype laptop with a see-through screen on Monday, Feb. 26, during this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.

This is the ThinkBook Transparent Display Laptop, a 17.3-inch notebook with a trackpad, a combination of a touch keyboard, and a stylus that allows you to doodle or navigate. 

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What We Know So Far

During the presentation, an artificial sunflower was placed behind the laptop screen. The laptop's built-in camera detected the sunflower, which then used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to send out details on the screen.

According to CNBC, the company representative said that the gadget may be used in a construction setting. For instance, an architect may see the blueprints on the screen and sketch out their ideas using a stylus to get a feel for the space when planning an addition to a home.

New technology, like any other, may have applications that no one has thought of yet.

This laptop's technology has some similarities with augmented reality (AR). Glasses or headsets like Apple's Vision Pro have popularized AR, which is the process of superimposing digital material on top of the real-world view.

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Not for Sale ... Yet?

Here is bad news for tech enthusiasts: Lenovo will not be selling the laptop.

For several technological, power-related, and battery-efficiency-related considerations, the actual implementation of a see-through laptop is still several years away.

CNET reported that Lenovo has made it clear that this is only a proof of concept and has not revealed any information about the operating system or rollout plans.

This innovation is a sign that computer makers remain optimistic about what lies ahead despite the challenges of the last several years.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of personal computers were soaring, but they started to plummet after people got back to work. In fact, technological research and consulting firm Gartner reported an almost 15% year-on-year decline in PC shipments in 2023.

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