Lenovo Demoes Revolutionary ‘Project Crystal’ – a bezel-less transparent laptop

Showcases proof of concept of a micro-LED powered fully transparent laptop

Aadil Raval
By Aadil Raval
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The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 is ongoing in Barcelona, Spain. Many companies are showcasing their latest and innovative tech, however, it seems like Lenovo’s proof-of-concept laptop is arguably the most futuristic. Presenting Lenovo’s ThinkBook Transparent laptop, it’s first-ever transparent laptop and yes, you can see through both the display and the bottom keyboard section of the laptop.

Lenovo Project Crystal: A Transparent Laptop

Lenovo is calling it “Project Crystal”, an apt name for a laptop that has a transparent display. The tech juggernaut has showcased the device sporting a 17.3” micro-LED display with a bezel-less design. Yep, it seems like someone has slapped a see-through acrylic plate on a laptop that illuminates.

According to what we saw, this transparent laptop uses a cutting-edge micro-LED display technology that takes the brightness levels to an instance of 1000 nits with a peak brightness of up to 3,000 nits. Lenovo went mum disclosing any specifications although we are sure this is a concept and may not be available in the market anything soon.

The micro-LED display offers 55% transparency when the pixels are dark and off. As you turn on the laptop and the brightness spikes, the display turns into a more opaque one. Even with that, this transparent laptop doesn’t shy away from shimmering like the screens you see in sci-fi movies.

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During the demo, Lenovo showcased how you can see through the screen when you place any object behind. The AI object recognition feature can also dictate what’s behind one of the features. One of the primary use cases of this transparent laptop is with digital artists who can use the see-through display to render graphics and beyond without the hindering of an actual laptop possibly blocking their view.

Of course, this isn’t the one time we have seen a transparent laptop. Samsung showed off something similar at the CES 2015 followed by Lenovo itself in 2015 and it won’t be the last time we see these concepts.

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The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 is ongoing in Barcelona, Spain. Many companies are showcasing their latest and innovative tech, however, it seems like Lenovo’s proof-of-concept laptop is arguably the most futuristic. Presenting Lenovo’s ThinkBook Transparent laptop, it’s first-ever transparent laptop and yes, you can see through both the display and the bottom keyboard section of the laptop.

Lenovo Project Crystal: A Transparent Laptop

Lenovo is calling it “Project Crystal”, an apt name for a laptop that has a transparent display. The tech juggernaut has showcased the device sporting a 17.3” micro-LED display with a bezel-less design. Yep, it seems like someone has slapped a see-through acrylic plate on a laptop that illuminates.

According to what we saw, this transparent laptop uses a cutting-edge micro-LED display technology that takes the brightness levels to an instance of 1000 nits with a peak brightness of up to 3,000 nits. Lenovo went mum disclosing any specifications although we are sure this is a concept and may not be available in the market anything soon.

The micro-LED display offers 55% transparency when the pixels are dark and off. As you turn on the laptop and the brightness spikes, the display turns into a more opaque one. Even with that, this transparent laptop doesn’t shy away from shimmering like the screens you see in sci-fi movies.

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During the demo, Lenovo showcased how you can see through the screen when you place any object behind. The AI object recognition feature can also dictate what’s behind one of the features. One of the primary use cases of this transparent laptop is with digital artists who can use the see-through display to render graphics and beyond without the hindering of an actual laptop possibly blocking their view.

Of course, this isn’t the one time we have seen a transparent laptop. Samsung showed off something similar at the CES 2015 followed by Lenovo itself in 2015 and it won’t be the last time we see these concepts.

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