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Apple pushes display tech in new direction with latest MacBook Pro

Mini-LEDs offer third way with sharp contrast, lower costs than OLED

Apple's Shruti Haldea shows off the new MacBook Pro models that feature mini-LED backlights, which provide lower manufacturing costs and sharper contrasts.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- A third way has opened up in screen technology, and display trendsetter Apple is taking the lead.

The new MacBook Pro models unveiled in October feature mini-LED backlights, in a first for Apple's flagship line of laptops.

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