Display maker Pixel Qi plans to show off a new 10 inch display at the Computex trade show in Taiwan starting later this month. The new screen has a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, which just happens to be the same resolution found in nearly every 10 inch tablet shipping with Google Android 3.x Honeycomb — but as a company that manufactures parts rather than consumer electronics, Pixel Qi doesn’t get to tell us which companies will actually use the displays in upcoming tablets, notebooks, or other devices.
Pixel Qi’s screen technology provides a full color LCD experience when the backlight is turned on. But if you cut the backlight, the high contrast reflective displays are still viewable even in direct sunlight — but the colors nearly disappear so that in reflective mode the screens look more like black and white E Ink displays.
The company will also continue to show off the 7 inch screens it first introduced at CES in January.
Unless Pixel Qi have made substantial improvements to their screens, do not think that their sunlight readable displays are anywhere near the quality of a kindle or printed paper. I own an Adam and when you put this next to a kindle it is VERY noticeable. Yes, the Adam is viewable in sunlight but given this perspective, it would be just above the threshold of what I would consider to be readable.
Good to know that, but unfortunately we wont see it in products soon, I mean – isnt Adam the only widely available product with PixelQi display? OLPC isnt exactly one would call consumer device. They just promise, but never deliver.
I quit when I saw the prices increase $150 overnight compared to what was originally quoted for the Notion Ink Adam just got a netbook instead. If the prices went down and I had more options for size on Pixel Qi I’d definitely consider it but so far the clear winner is looking to be Liquivista with the corporate ownership it looks like we are going to get massproduced (read: cheaper) sunlight readable/e-ink displays of a variety of sizes (i’d want 12′ to 13′)
That’s why I got the Notion Ink Adam. Because it does those w thigsn. Just waiting for honeycomb on it now.
Yep — the Adam is the exception. However, I waffled on getting in line for one, then ended up with a Xoom instead. Maybe what I’m hoping for at the moment is the Adam MkII! (Which I hope is in the works.)
hello please tell me how is your Adam working and was it easy to u to compose power point presentations using Adam only .please tell me
That’s what I want.
I have a Xoom and an OLPC XO, and bashing them together with a sledgehammer isn’t going to work. But the Xoom is lousy outdoors, and the XO is a wimp (with no touch screen, among other shortcomings).
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