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Method and System for Making Laptop LCD Screens Non-Obtrusive When Using External Video Output Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030636D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Aug-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Aug-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

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.