Pixel Qi founder Mary Lou Jepsen is starting to make a habit of showing teasing us with cool new photos of the company’s upcoming display technology — which still isn’t available to the public yet. Her latest blog post shows an Acer Aspire One netbook outfitted with a prototype Pixel Qi display next to two Dell Mini laptops with anti-glare, and glossy screens. As the picture makes pretty clear, neither Dell laptop can hold a candle to the Pixel Qi display when it comes to visibility under these lighting conditions.
What’s interesting is that this photo was snapped under office lighting. We already knew that the Pixel Qi screen was designed to be easily readable outdoors in direct sunlight. Other displays practically turn into mirrors under those conditions. But some harsh office lights can wreak similar havoc on standard netbook displays from certain angles.
I keep seeing articles about these things and every time I’m left with the same impression: It’s still just vaporware.
As someone who absolutely hates the trend towards glossy and glass covered screens, these new screens can’t get here soon enough!
Ditto. This hardware needs to be available now.
Well, the three screens are not in the exact same angle so it’s difficult to judge how much better the Pixel Qi screen really is. I have no doubt that it’s way better than the glossy one – when I take my Dell Mini 10v to the library, I must choose a specific spot near the wall where no lights from the ceilings are reflecting. It’s awful otherwise.
I’m actually getting a bit tired of the Pixel Qi blog. I’ve been convinced with their technology for ages – just release it already!
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