Latest in 3qi

Image credit:

Pixel Qi demonstrates 3qi display, merges e-ink with LCD

Tim Stevens
05.29.09
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links


We knew Pixel Qi was up to something when it pledged to give us a cheap laptop that could last 40 hours on a charge. Now we can finally see what, with the OLPC spin-off releasing some images of a prototype screen called 3qi that looks like it can combine the best of e-ink and traditional LCD displays -- prototypes that will be shown in the flesh at Computex next week. The screen can work as a traditional backlit LCD when indoors, can have that backlight disabled to be perfectly visible outdoors (shown after the break), and, as its pièce de résistance, can be toggled into an energy-efficient "epaper" mode. How exactly the company is fitting these seemingly disparate slices of technology into a single 10.1-inch screen is something of a mystery, but we're guessing much will be answered next week ahead of a planned product launch by the end of the year. Color us intrigued.

[Via PC World]



Pixel Qi demonstrates three-mode display set to merge e-ink with LCD

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

'Gears 5' will add new modes and maps in its first six months

'Gears 5' will add new modes and maps in its first six months

View
Hulu's 'Castle Rock' season 2 teaser shows the origins of 'Misery'

Hulu's 'Castle Rock' season 2 teaser shows the origins of 'Misery'

View
YouTube is shutting down its TV-friendly web interface

YouTube is shutting down its TV-friendly web interface

View
SIM-based attack has been used to spy on people for two years

SIM-based attack has been used to spy on people for two years

View
Discord is pulling its subscription service's free games library

Discord is pulling its subscription service's free games library

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr