Corning Unveils Gorilla Glass Touchscreen Laptop Displays

by Jacob Kleinman | July 29, 2013

Corning Gorilla Glass has made its name providing the durable, scratch resistant displays on some of our favorite smartphones and tablets, and today the company is expanding into a new field: touchscreen laptops. With touchscreen laptops becoming more and more common thanks to Windows 8, the company clearly sees an opportunity to dominate the growing market with Gorilla Glass NBT, a specially designed display that it claims puts the industry standard soda-lime glass to shame.

In a comical commercial, Gorilla Glass emphasizes the claim that the new screen won’t crack or break when you close your laptop after leaving a small object sitting on the keyboard. This has never personally happened to me, but I could see it being a traumatic experience. I have, however, dropped my laptop before with disastrous results, and the company claims its displays can better withstand “the shock of accidental bumps.” It also promises 8x-10x higher scratch resistance than soda-lime.

Considering Gorilla Glass’s success in the mobile market, we expect laptop makers to feature the new NBT displays in the near future with Dell already onboard. Thankfully, it won’t mean a significant price increase; the company claims that the cost-efficient technology will only make up one to two percent of your computer’s total cost.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...