Samsung is showing off a new 19" LCD display at the FPD International 2007 show in Japan that uses the same kind of glass as windows instead of the regular TFT LCD glass substrates.
Generally speaking, the glass used to make windows and glass cups is different from that used in TFT LCD glass substrates, which is both sodium and alkali-free. Ordinary glass is not pure enough and the light penetration rate is not as good as that of TFT LCD substrates. In addition, normal glass is not easy to make thin, according to sources, noting that a glass substrate for LCD monitor panels now is around 0.7-0.5mm thick.
The adoption of normal glass to replace TFT LCD substrates in LCD monitor panel production is expected to reduce Samsung's production cost, added the sources.
The 19-inch display has a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300cd/m² brightness and a 72% color gamut.