IBM 581 plasma video display (prototype)

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Date Introduced
1984
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
3 3/4 x 21 x 18 1/2 in.
Manufacturer
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Monitor; Screen; Output
Object ID
X493.84

This prototype plasma display was released in 1984, just as laptop computers were beginning to appear on the market. Its flat shape was attractive, but liquid-crystal displays ultimately dominated.