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Pixel Qi Display Hands on



JKK went hands on with a netbook that had a prototyple Pixel Qi display. The Pixel Qi display’s backlight can be switched off to improve netbook’s battery life and improve outdoor readability.

via JKKMobile



  1. Donna M.

    06/03/2009 at 4:24 pm

    I have an OLPC XO-1 and the screen is amazing. I used it at the airport last summer while waiting for a flight and wound up with a small crowd asking questions about it. :) The transflective screen was a BIG hit.

    I would love to know if this is the same screen as the XO uses, or if there have been tweaks to the design since then. (Pixel Qi’s founder originally designed the screen for the XO.) Either way, when the screen becomes commercially available, I expect people to go nuts for it. It’s amazing.

    FWIW, when my XO’s battery was brand-new, it got 4 hours with the backlight on, and 5 hours with the backlight off. I’d love to see what kind of battery life that translates to on other sorts of netbooks.

  2. lsbeller

    06/03/2009 at 5:11 pm

    My old Fujitsu P1510D was also very readable outdoors in direct sunlight. Something the P1610 and P1620 moved away from.


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