Sony Drive XEL-1 OLED TV: 3mm Thin!

Sony Superslim Drive XEL-1 OLED TV: 3mm Thin!Blimey. We’ve seen thin TVs before but Sony’s new Drive XEL-1 OLED TV makes most of them look like pie scoffing gorillas at a lard-fest in comparison.

(Like the way we made the image of the thin screen so wide?)

Measuring just 3-mm thin – officially slimmer than a gnat’s nadgers – the OLED TV packs a bedroom-sized 11-inch screen, supporting a 960 x 540 pixel resolution, with the screen sitting on a curiously offset cantilever arm made from aluminium (or aloom-in-num as our Stateside cousins may say it).

Sony are bigging up the screen’s ‘Super Top Emission’ technology, which claims to deliver high colour purity with a mighty contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, which should have no problem sorting out your dark greys from blacks.

Lurking in the base of the unit is a terrestrial digital tuner with connectivity options taking the shape of HDMI, USB, and Ethernet jacks.

Sony Superslim Drive XEL-1 OLED TV: 3mm Thin!Neighbours and sleeping moms are unlikely to be disturbed by the onboard set of two extremely modest built-in 1W speakers.

The whole caboodle measures up at 287 x 140 x 253-mm, weighs 2kg (3.3-pounds), with a 45w power consumption rate and comes with a price tag high enough to make grow men weep at 200,000 Yen (that’s around $1,740).

Seeing as this is first generation technology, the price is sure to come down, so I guess us mere mortals will have to wait a few years before we can get our hands on this superslim technology – and then preferably as a 24″ OLED in all-in-one Vaio PC.

The Sony Superslim Drive XEL-1 OLED TV will be released in Japan from 1st December.