Method and System for Making Laptop LCD Screens Non-Obtrusive When Using External Video Output Devices
Original Publication Date: 2004-Aug-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Aug-20
When using an external display device, such as a CRT monitor or projector, laptops can be configured to deactivate the integrated LCD screen. The problem is that this deactivated screen obtrusively stands up in the way of the user's view. Closing the lid would make the integrated keyboard and touchpad/trackpoint unaccessible. What is needed is a way to make the screen dock to the underside of the laptop such that it is conveniently tucked away and is not an interference to the user when not in use.
Method and System for Making Laptop LCD Screens Non -Obtrusive When Using External Video Output Devices
Pulling up on the LCD screen could enable detachment of the screen from a slot or socket that provides the display signal, power etc. Rails alongside the edges of the display can then mate with tracks along the underside of the base so that the screen can be docked away in a face up position.