Recognising the growing user base of touch-enabled Ultrabooks and hybrid laptops, Corning has announced a new addition to its product lineup: the Gorilla Glass NBT, made specifically for touch-enabled notebooks. According to the makers of the original Gorilla Glass, the Gorilla Glass NBT outperforms the standard soda lime glass used in today’s notebooks by up to eight to ten times in scratch resistance, at only one to two percent higher than the standard price of a notebook.
In essence, the Gorilla Glass NBT provides similar scratch resistant properties as Gorilla Glass for mobile devices. In comparison to standard soda lime glass used in today’s laptops, Gorilla Glass NBT boasts greater resistance to abrasions and better ability to withstand damage when the user inadvertently closing the display on top of an object.
Dell has been the first OEM partner that will introduce Gorilla Glass NBT to its line of touch-enabled laptops starting from this fall, while Corning has mentioned that more devices using its new protective glass later this year.