HP is showing off a flexible display technology that allows you to take a computer screen and actually roll it up and put it in a poster tube. There’s just one catch: right now the material can only be rolled about a half dozen times. In other words, HP isn’t going to be putting out a tablet or netbook that you can roll up and stick in your pocket anytime soon.
But the displays are incredibly thin, which means the technology could be used to reduce the size of computer screens in the future. They also use less power, since the screen only uses energy when the image it’s displaying changes — much like an eInk display.
You can check out a brief video after the break. Unfortunately it doesn’t really show the screens displaying anything.