Fujitsu Crystal View and SuperFine — What are they?
Crystal View and SuperFine are brand names for Fujitsu's anti-reflective laptop LCD screens, representing one of the newest advances in notebook screen technology. These LCDs sport a high-gloss, high-contrast finish. We are certain that once you have seen this technology with your own eyes, you will not believe the difference.
ScreenTek offers high-gloss, anti-reflective PixelBright™ LCDs equivalent to Fujitsu's Crystal View and SuperFine style laptop screens. Our PixelBright™ products and services can accommodate the following needs:
- If you have damaged your Fujitsu Crystal View or SuperFine LCD screen and would like to replace it with the same kind of high-gloss LCD,
- If you have damaged your traditional Fujitsu laptop screen and would like to replace it with a high-gloss screen the same as an anti-reflective Crystal View or SuperFine screen, or
- If you have a perfectly working traditional laptop screen and would like to have your screen upgraded with a PixelBright™ high-gloss finish, equivalent to the Crystal View or SuperFine anti-reflective polarizer. Laptop screen upgrades require you to send us your laptop so that we can upgrade your LCD screen in a Class 100 (US Fed Std 209E) / ISO Class 5 clean room environment.
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What is Fujitsu Crystal View and Fujitsu SuperFine?
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Crystal View and SuperFine are Fujitsu's marketing brand names for its latest in anti-reflective LCD screen technology (anti-reflective technology). These are trademarks owned by Fujitsu.
This technology was initially introduced to the Japanese market in the beginning of 2003. This technology was an instant hit because of its crisp and clear images and its brilliant colors. This new anti-reflective technology has higher contrast ratios (the difference between the deepest black and lightest white pixels), produces crisper and more colorful images, absorbs most external ambient light and has wider viewing angles than traditional notebook screens.
Anti-reflective LCD technology is not a proprietary technology of Fujitsu. In fact, most screens installed in Fujitsu LifeBook, Stylistic, Amilo and Celsius series notebooks are not manufactured by Fujitsu. Fujitsu, like other notebook brands, procures notebook screens from LCD screen manufacturers. It is these LCD manufacturers that manufacture anti-reflective LCD technology. Fujitsu merely procures and installs both anti-reflective and standard LCD screens in their Fujitsu notebook models. Fujitsu notebook models using anti-reflective technology are marketed under the Fujitsu Crystal View (outside Europe) and Fujitsu SuperFine (Europe) brands.
In addition, the anti-reflective technology marketed as Fujitsu Crystal View and SuperFine is identical to the anti-reflective technology being marketed as Sony XBRITE™, Toshiba TruBright™ and HP Compaq BrightView.
The Technical Stuff
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All laptop screens have a polarizer which is a thin piece of film laminated to the outside layer of glass of the laptop screen used to filter light waves produced by the LCD screen to create an image. The difference between a traditional notebook screen and an anti-reflective notebook screen is the type of polarizer film.
The polarizer of a traditional notebook screen has a rough matte finish. Polarizers with a rough matte finish are called anti-glare. This matte finish causes outer ambient light to disperse or reflect off of the traditional polarizer at different angles which reduces the intensity of the light reflected directly back to the observer's eye. This ambient light reflection is reduced in intensity due to the diffusion of light, however, the drawback is the reflection shows up as a large hazy object which obstructs the images on the screen. Other side effects include slightly distorted or fuzzy images, a lower contrast ratio, inferior viewing angles and eye fatigue.
The polarizer of an anti-reflective Fujitsu Crystal View or SuperFine screen have a smooth finish which has been chemically-treated. The chemically-treated finish of the polarizer reduces ambient light reflection by absorbing much of the external light instead of dispersing it at different angles. Since the external light is mostly absorbed instead of being reflected at different angles, the polarizer does not need a rough matte finish and therefore a smooth finish can provide crisp, brilliant-colored images with the most directly emitted light from the LCD.
In general, the observer sees light from two light sources: 1) internal light produced by the LCD itself and 2) external light which is reflected off the surface of the LCD. The objective of an anti-reflective polarizer is to decrease the reflection of external ambient light without sacrificing the image quality of the LCD.
Benefits of Fujitsu Crystal View and SuperFine
- Brilliant colors
- Wide viewing angles
- Higher contrast
- Crisp, clear images
- Reduced eye fatigue
Which PixelBright™ screens are like this?
Some screens are high-gloss when they're made, the rest can have the finish added as an upgrade. If you like, you can see some of the PixelBright™ anti-reflective screens available with the same finish as Crystal View or SuperFine high-gloss screens (listed by laptop and by screen part number).