CPT is showing off a new display technology in Taiwan that will let you view a full color display in direct sunlight. Oh yeah, it’s also described as a low power display, although CPT isn’t giving a lot of specifics. Netbook News reports that the new CPT screens should use about half the power of a typical display, but there’s no word on what the company counts as “typical.”
By comparison, the Pixel Qi transflective display (and a similar solution from CPT), uses just about 0.5 Watts of power with the backlight turned off… or about 2.5 watts with the backlight on.
It sounds like this new CPT solution will likely use more power than that, but the difference is that when you cut the backlight on a transflective screen, the display effectively switches from color to black and white. That’s not the case with the new SunLight Viewable technology.
You can check out a demo video after the break. Unfortunately Netbook News encountered the screen at a trade show, so the video was shot indoors. I’m looking forward to seeing how this display looks in real sunlight.