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French EviGroup PadPro available with Pixel Qi sunlight readable screen

French tablet maker EviGroup has a habit of making tablets with unusual features. For instance, last year the company demonstrated a tablet with head-tracking capabilities. Now EviGroup is offering a tablet with an optional Pixel Qi sunlight viewable disable. The EviGroup PadPro is a tablet with a 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a […]

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Orchard introduces Toughlet rugged tablet with sunlight viewable display

Orchard has introduced a new rugged tablet designed for outdoor use. It has a 7 inch Pixel Qi display which can function as a full color LCD display or a high contrast (nearly black and white) sunlight viewable display when the backlight is turned off. The current model has a 1.2 GHz Freescale iMX5 ARM […]

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7 inch Android, Windows tablets with Pixel Qi sunlight viewable displays from Sol Computer

Sol Computer introduced a 10 inch Windows netbook and 10 inch Windows tablet with Pixel Qi sunlight viewable displays last year. Now the company is adding two new 7 inch models to its lineup, one with Google Android, and another with Windows. Pixel Qi screens are dual-mode LCD displays which work as full-color screens when […]

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Pixel Qi, Shizhu Technology to produce tablets together

A new family of Chinese tablets with displays that are viewable both indoors and outdoors in direct sunlight could be on the way. Chinese device maker Shizhu Technology is partnering with Pixel Qi to develop “a family of tablets.” Pixel Qi’s displays are LCD screens that combine some of the best features of an LCD with some […]

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3M invests in Pixel Qi, enables expansion of sunlight readable display tech

Pixel Qi has been producing sunlight readable LCD display technology for a couple of years. Founded by Mary Lou Jepsen, who also designed the sunlight readable displays used in the original OLPC XO Laptop, the company produces dual-mode screens that can be used with or without a backlight. When the backlight is on the display […]

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Sol Computer launches sunlight readable netbook, tablet with Pixel Qi screen

There’s good news and bad news for anyone that’s been waiting to get their hands on a mobile device with a Pixel Qi display. The good news is that there’s another company offering mobile devices with Pixel Qi screens. The bad news is that they’re really quite expensive. Pixel Qi is a company that makes […]

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Pixel Qi suggests low power tablets could be powered by 1W solar panels

Pixel Qi‘s display technology allows you to seriously reduce power consumption when you cut off the backlight and use a tablet or notebook in high contrast, black and white mode. So while a 10 inch Pixel Qi screen uses around 2.5W of power in full color mode, it uses closer to 0.5W in black and […]