[WEBINAR] Application Acceleration: Faster Performance for End Users

Lay-On-Table Design

Definition - What does Lay-On-Table Design mean?

A lay-on-table design is a design where a smartphone, or a case or accessory, provides a lip or edge around the screen, so that if the device is placed face down, the screen does not actually contact the surface beneath it. Modern smartphones are being designed this way, in order to avoid scratches on the surface of the touchscreen.

Techopedia explains Lay-On-Table Design

In many cases, the phone itself does not have a lay-on-table design, so users have to buy shells or cases that raise the face of the phone above the table surface. For example, some older iPhones are completely flat, and the lay-on-table design is provided by the case.

However, there is a debate about exactly how necessary a lay-on-table design is. Some might ask: how often do people place their devices on surfaces that would be rough or uneven enough to scratch the screen? And if the surface was rough enough, wouldn't it still scratch, even with a small lip or edge to raise the screen off of the surface? However, others would contend that the value of the devices merits something like a lay-on-table design, along with other protective features that make a smartphone last longer and stay in better condition with continued use.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
"Techopedia" on Twitter

Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting To Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.