Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2007 19:19 UTC, submitted by DevL
Apple Steve Jobs writes about Apple's efforts to become a more enironmental friendly company. "Apple has been criticized by some environmental organizations for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, and for not aggressively or properly recycling its old products. Upon investigating Apple's current practices and progress towards these goals, I was surprised to learn that in many cases Apple is ahead of, or will soon be ahead of, most of its competitors in these areas. Whatever other improvements we need to make, it is certainly clear that we have failed to communicate the things that we are doing well." Among other things, Apple will introduce LEDs in displays to Macs this year.
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So how about that?
by Tuishimi on Wed 2nd May 2007 23:18 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple will be switching over to LED screens in the near future! How do LEDs compare performance-wise to LCDs? Refresh rates, contrast, etc?

I'm ignorant in such matters and am certain someone out there can expound on this...

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RE: So how about that?
by bousozoku on Thu 3rd May 2007 18:34 in reply to "So how about that?"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

It's not a matter of LED vs. LCD. It's Fluorescent vs. LED backlighting. The LCD is still there, but because the Flourescent light source is gone, so is the mercury.

It's not just Apple trying to do this, Hewlett-Packard/Compaq is about ready to introduce the new displays, also.

The strange thing about this kind of change is that California recently passed a law to rid the state of incandescent light bulbs, in favour of fluorescent bulbs. It helps by lowering power consumption but adds a huge amount of mercury to the environment.

There is no perfect solution but to use less energy and/or find safer sources of power. I'd hate to live without electronics but I could certainly live without SUVs.

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