Sunlight is the best light: new Qi screens at Computex

PixelQi showed off its new higher-res 10.1″ and 7″ screens at Computex this week.   By some accounts they are the fastest-growing new display technology in a long time; they are certainly essential for our students’ normal daily use in African schools.

And the Telegraph’s Rick Maybury lampoons the aesthetics of sun shields answers a reader asking why he can’t use his laptop outside.  Hopefully there will be more positive answers to such questions next year, as this sort of display solution becomes commonplace.

New 10″ pixel qi display prototype available

Pixel Qi has developed a 1280x800 10″ display that they are showing off at Computex this month.   As with the 7″ display, hopefully this will be available as a kit for those hoping to retrofit it into their current laptops!  I have yet to get over the simply delight of using a Qi screen, and can’t wait until all screens use something like this technology. (I’m holding out for a 20+” version so I can set up my desktop outside when it’s sunny.)


Pixel Qi in the limelight, Notion Ink speaks

Pixel Qi is showing off at Computex this week in Taipei, and Charbax just posted a detailed interview with Mary Lou Jepsen from the floor.   Look for the “Qi” button at 0:25, and serious geeking out on the physics and fab process starting at 5:00… and for the rest of the video! (For a quicker soundbite, he also posted this side-by-side iPad / iPhone / 3Qi comparison video yesterday.)

Notion Ink's Adam tablet, in portrait and landscape

Notion Ink's Adam tablet, with 3Qi screen

Pixel Qi are having a good quarter.  They are offering a variety of display options, including wide-view, anti-reflective coating, and a capacitive touchsreen. And they have started winning industry awards. More details, and a Notion Ink interview (they say their Adam tablet will release on time in a few months), after the jump.
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