What’s a transparent laptop display? Lenovo may show us soon

Lenovo may put the screen of the future on display at MWC 2024.

A Lenovo laptop with a transparent display.

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If you’re wondering what a see-through screen looks like, you may not have to wait too long to find out. As part of the upcoming annual connectivity event Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024, Lenovo is reportedly gearing up to showcase its state-of-the-art laptop that boasts a transparent display.

Now, unlike the Apple Vision Pro, transparent displays aren’t exactly a new industry trend. Samsung had initially revealed its take on a transparent OLED notebook screen at CES 2010, which predictably gained plenty of fanfare due to its innovative design. After all, when has anybody ever seen a portable display you can see on both sides? Unfortunately, this sentiment still rings true to this day, as neither Samsung nor any of the other big tech companies have delivered a similar, publicly available product.

Transparency is expensive

Of course, a market devoid of transparent displays may be due in part to its excessive manufacturing process. Back then, especially, a premium product like that would not only have been expensive to make but also highly costly and, in turn, impractical for most consumers. But with the level of technology nowadays already reaching dystopian levels of usefulness – just look at the obscenely expensive but convenient Vision Pro – the time may be ripe for the first see-through screen to debut.

According to Windows Central, Lenovo’s upcoming laptop will seemingly feature a transparent screen and deck with a bezel-less design. The inner components will then be placed under the machine’s chin, one of the only non-see-through parts. The laptop’s other non-transparent feature will reportedly be the surrounding slim frame. As you probably already know, this typically holds laptops’ various USB and charging ports.

Unfortunately, you’ll need to take this information with a grain of salt without any confirmation to back these specs up. However, with MWC 2024 set to take place towards the end of February, the tech world’s patience may be rewarded soon enough. But that’s only if Lenovo decides to reveal its sleek, transparent laptop display.

In the meantime, check out our page on the Apple Vision Pro specs to learn more about this robust 3D spatial computer. If you’ve got money to burn, we recommend learning where to buy the Apple Vision Pro instead.

Nico is a Tech News Writer for PC Guide. He is also adept at finding a good deal every now and then, stemming from his days penny-pinching as a broke college kid.