Pixel Qi demo 3Qi indoor/outdoor/e-ink netbook display

May 29, 2009
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Pixel Qi have finally demonstrated their clever 3Qi screen, which mixes together indoor and outdoor readability together with an e-paper mode.  The same panel is used in both halves of this picture: on the left, it's set to full color saturation with its backlight on, while on the right the backlight is off and the panel is in e-paper mode.  The latter will be incredibly power-frugal, as e-paper only draws power when changing the display, not to maintain an image.

After the cut, outdoor readability demonstrated

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In the picture above, the same 10.1-inch panel is shown in a modified Acer Aspire One, and is clearly readable despite the direct sunlight.  According to project leader Mary Lou Jepsen, this 10.1-inch panel will be available in the fall for netbooks and e-book readers.

Pixel Qi have previously confirmed that they intend to offer 3Qi panels with touchscreen capability.  It's unclear whether this particular display (which lacks a bezel in both images) has that functionality.

[via GottaBeMobile]


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