In recent years, IFA has become a portability program. It may not be the place where companies like Apple or Microsoft show their most stylish hardware, but when it comes to the middle edge, notebook PCs dominate the shelves of Best Buy and desk at school, IFA is where you'll find them. That's why it's so interesting that it's been like a reverse revolution in portable displays this year's show: bezels are dead and IFA killed them.
This is not really a new trend in technology either. The poor revolution has regularly rolled through smartphones over the past year. And where devices like Essential Phone or iPhone X were once eye-catching, they have quickly become the norm across the industry. Almost every phone released this year has had some kind of notch or carving with an bezel-less display. They are so common that Android 9.0 Pie itself added formal support for them. We are already beginning to see the next stages of sliders such as Oppo Find X, Honor Magic 2 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, trying to achieve a truly inviting future.
Now comes the wave of laptops: Acer's Swift 7 and Swift 5, Asus's new ZenBook line, Lenovo's updated Yoga laptops, and even Dell's medium-sized Inspiron computers, get everyone its screen boundaries down.