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narrow bezel

A thin border around the screen of a TV, laptop or desktop computer. Ever since flat panel LCD screens came on the market, the goal has been to narrow the bezel in order to show more display area. See bezel.



bezel

(1) The front cover on the case of a desktop or tower computer. Bezels are typically plastic but are occasionally metal.




Bezel on a Tower Case
In order to install or replace drives that require user access, the bezel is removed.




(2) The border around the screen of any TV, computer or mobile device. As electronics become more miniaturized, the bezel becomes thinner, and more screen area occupies the same overall frame. The ultimate goal is to have no bezel at all.




TV Bezels
Because bezels are increasingly thinner, this 40" TV was installed in the same vertical space as the 32" TV ten years earlier.






Less and Less Bezel
Smartphone such as this Galaxy Note 8 have less bezel than previous devices. The rounded edges seem to make the screen borderless at the sides. (Image courtesy of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., www.samsung.com)






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