Roll-away computer

A roll-away computer is an idea introduced as part of a series by Toshiba in 2000, which aimed to predict the trends in personal computing five years into the future. Since its announcement, the roll-away computer has remained a theoretical device.

A roll-away computer is a computer with a flexible polymer-based display technology, measuring 1 mm thick and weighing around 200 grams.[citation needed]

The first one is the Toshiba DynaSheet, named in homage to the Dynabook, an influential 1970s vision of the future of computers.[citation needed] The Dynasheet will feature wireless Gigabit Ethernet for LAN environments as well as 4 Mbit/s Bluetooth-V and UMTS-3 connectivity for mobile roaming in most of the countries of the world.

Flexible and rollable displays started entering the market in 2006 (see electronic paper).

The R&D department of Seiko Epson has demonstrated a flexible active-matrix LCD panel (including the pixel thin film transistors and the peripheral TFT drivers), a flexible active-matrix OLED panel, the world's first flexible 8-bit asynchronous CPU (ACT11)[1]—which uses the world's first flexible SRAM.[2]

University of Tokyo researchers have demonstrated flexible flash memory.[3]

LG Corporation has demonstrated an 18-inch high-definition video display panel that can roll up into a 3 cm diameter tube.[4]

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