Screens Pixel Qi 3Qi Magic E-Paper and High-Res LCD Dual Display Becomes Real Next Month
By Matt Buchanan
on April 24, 2009
at 1:29 AM
The display technology Pixel Qi has been promising is revolutionary: A high-res colour LCD and low-power, reflective reader mode better than E-ink
. For dirt cheap. And itís coming next month
If you recall, PixelQiís founder, Mary Lou Jepsen, is the brains behind the OLPCís breakthrough reflective screen
, and an evangelist for the idea that the future of the computer is in displays. When we talked to her about the problems with e-readers, she predicted that LCD would overtake electrophoretic display technologyóaka E-inkóby 2010.
The idea isnít crazy if Pixel Qiís displays match the hype
: One screen that delivers a high-res, colour LCD for normal computer stuff; an e-paper mode thatís even more readable than e-ink; and a super low-power black-and-white mode. And is cheap to make and advance, since itís fabricated in standard LCD factories.
It makes the possibility of a single tablet computer that really can do everything
that much more possible.
And weíll get to see the first one, 3Qi, next month. Sure, itís just a stupid screen, but Iím excited.