Mini LED is a type of screen tech found mostly in TV displays. Nowadays most of the major TV makers, like Philips, TCL, LG and Samsung, all have Mini LED TVs available to buy or they're building new ones with Mini LED's backlight tech inside them. Some brands are even combining Mini LED with other kinds of new tech.
Despite that structure of Pro Display XDR is very similar to Mini LED, size of the LEDs used in the produce is 600 μm, which does not meet the Mini LED standard of below 100 μm. Thus, many considered it “Mini LED-like backlight design.”
Apple's next-generation MacBook Air will feature a mini-LED display and launch in 2022, according to DigiTimes.
Mini-LED is just a LCD with mini-LED backlight, with all the existing issues of LCD panel types. Mini-LED can get much brighter than any OLED. Neither tech is just "better" than the other. In all honesty, what benefits do LCDs have at this point that QD-OLED doesn't have that can't be fixed in software.
Mini-LEDs are essentially very small LEDs (around 0.2 millimetres in size or a bit smaller) that collectively produce the backlight on LCD display panels. Sitting behind the LCD matrix, they offer granular control over light intensity and hence a better contrast ratio.
What is Mini-LED? LCD panels used by Apple use LEDs, or light-emitting diodes inside for backlighting purposes to light up the display. Mini-LEDs, as the name suggests, are smaller diodes that are less than 0.2mm.
Mini-LED is a new display technology that promises improved contrast ratios and deeper blacks compared to LCD panels that are lit with regular LEDs (light-emitting diodes). As the name suggests, mini-LEDs are a lot smaller than regular LEDs. Diodes that are smaller than 0.2 mm are generally classed as mini-LEDs.
A close look at the miniLED backlighting in the 12.9-inch M1-powered iPad Pro. One of the headline features of this year's 12.9-inch iPad Pro was the miniLED backlighting – or what Apple calls the Liquid Retina HDR display.
LG QNED MiniLED represents the dawn of a new era for LED TVs. The pioneering display combines a mini LED backlight with Quantum Dot NanoCell Color Technology to deliver an all-new TV experience. This is truly the pinnacle of LED TV. *LG QNED MiniLED is a mini LED TV that combines NanoCell and Quantum Dot technology.
A MAC (Media Access Control) address, sometimes referred to as a hardware or physical address, is a unique, 12-character alphanumeric attribute that is used to identify individual electronic devices on a network. An example of a MAC address is: 00-B0-D0-63-C2-26.
By being able to dim parts of the screen far more precisely, the overall apparent contrast ratio goes up. It's still not quite as good as being able to dim each pixel individually (like OLED and MicroLED), but it's far closer to that ideal than even the most elaborate full-array LED LCDs now.
Generations later, two researchers, Xongxing Jiang and Jingyu Lin, imagined small displays and wearable displays illuminated with miniature LEDs. They envisioned microscopic displays and projectors that would disrupt the technology of the time and invented the first micro LEDs in 2000.
Mini LED vs OLED: viewing angles OLED panels are absolutely perfect when it comes to viewing angles. But as a self-emissive technology in which light is generated by the pixel itself, OLED does have clearly superior viewing angles to an LCD technology, including Mini LED.
It could be the miniLED panel causing the delays for the new MacBook Pro notebooks. Other models like the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro that don't use miniLED are not seeing delays. And in late March, we saw a report that Apple was working to boost its miniLED panel supply between 20 to 30%.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro has a slightly larger battery (58.2Wh vs. 49.9Wh) and quotes two additional hours of battery life compared to the MacBook Air. The 13-inch MacBook Pro's screen is slightly brighter at maximum (500 nits vs 400 nits).
From Digitimes: The sources expect that Apple's 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros and 16-inch MacBook Pro set to be released in 2021 will be equipped with miniLED displays and adoption of miniLED will be expanded to its MacBook Air products in 2022.