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VIDEO: Rolling Out HP's Flexible Display

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Make way for lighter netbooks and ereaders.

The possibilities for flexible or curved displays are endless; the folks at Hardware.info recently saw one of HP's flexible screens all rolled up and stuffed in a poster tube, for example. However, those of you hoping this could lead to electronic wall hangings may be disappointed. You may be able to roll one of HP's screens tightly enough to fit inside a tube but according to HP's Chief Technology Officer, Phil McKinney, it's not something you'll be able to do time and time again without damaging the material.

Hardware.info cites McKinney as saying the screen would fail if you rolled it more than a half a dozen times. As such, HP is hoping to use the technology to offer lighter, more compact devices – like ereaders and tablets – rather than touting it as a flexible, rollable display. Check out the flexible display below. Though the clip doesn't show much in the way of a demonstration, it does show just how thin and paper-like the display is.

HP's Flexible Display

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    buckinbottoms , March 22, 2010 1:48 PM
    instead of multiple monitors we now get one giant curved display for eyefinity! sweet
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    buckinbottoms , March 22, 2010 1:48 PM
    instead of multiple monitors we now get one giant curved display for eyefinity! sweet
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    RooD , March 22, 2010 1:56 PM
    cant wait for contacts with video in them =D
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    Rhynn , March 22, 2010 1:59 PM
    Still though, would be fantastic if hanging a 60" screen in my living room only took some double-sided tape.
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    zoemayne , March 22, 2010 1:59 PM
    hopefully it does not overheat and melt
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    hoof_hearted , March 22, 2010 2:11 PM
    Stick this on my winshield. Inline GPS.
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    victomofreality , March 22, 2010 3:15 PM
    Personally I look at this tech as a step towards better portable computers and tablets! Imaging that rolled up into a tube for portability and you could pull it out to use it as a tablet.
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    botabota , March 22, 2010 3:27 PM
    should start making t-shirt with those flexible display....
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    hoof_hearted , March 22, 2010 3:32 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzw1S2mq6Q0
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    kingnoobe , March 22, 2010 4:22 PM
    That's exactly what i was thinking buck. I just wonder how much this stuff is actually gonna cost.
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    imspecial , March 22, 2010 4:34 PM
    Anybody else think that the person with the camera couldn't keep it together when the display was right in front of em?
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    Anonymous , March 22, 2010 4:40 PM
    Little bit like plastic coated aluminum foil!
    I wonder how it'd look having a curtain of this in your room, hanging on the wall!
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    dman3k , March 22, 2010 6:04 PM
    buckinbottomsinstead of multiple monitors we now get one giant curved display for eyefinity! sweet
    DUDE! That's a great idea!
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    Anonymous , March 22, 2010 6:09 PM
    Forget eyefinity. Just make an entire room.
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    NapoleonDK , March 22, 2010 6:20 PM
    hoof_heartedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzw1S2mq6Q0
    That's friking rad. I've never seen that before...
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    toastninja17 , March 22, 2010 7:55 PM
    To be honest, the last thing I would want something like this turning into is a tablet or something else of the like. There are already plenty of these on the market right now, but nothing like this!
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    toastninja17 , March 22, 2010 7:55 PM
    toastninja17To be honest, the last thing I would want something like this turning into is a tablet or something else of the like. There are already plenty of these on the market right now, but nothing like this!


    Plenty of THOSE I meant.
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    hoof_hearted , March 22, 2010 9:15 PM
    Think of the upgrade to Disney's haunted Mansion. They really will be able to put the ghosts in the mirrors.
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    7amood , March 22, 2010 10:12 PM
    this comment section is becoming a valuable intelligent brainstorm session.
    do you know guys u could see these ideas for money?? video contacts... curved eyefinity... anything else...
    man... the future is now ^_^
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    yadge , March 22, 2010 11:46 PM
    buckinbottomsinstead of multiple monitors we now get one giant curved display for eyefinity! sweet


    But if it's all one display then you don't even need eyefinity...
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    dj1001 , March 23, 2010 12:11 AM
    buckinbottomsinstead of multiple monitors we now get one giant curved display for eyefinity! sweet


    actually i think those exist
    if i remember correctly alienware had one that was demoed at a tech show I doubt they ever produced them in for retail but they do exist.
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