Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Hands-on with Pixel Qi's new Epaper screen


Click to see the video





What a mobile user would want more than longer battery life and better view ability?

In short:

- When backlight is turned of,Pixel Qi screen uses only 0.8 watts compared to typical 2.5 watts

- Their aim is to bring the drain down to 0.2 watts in next 6 months

- When backlight is on, it is uses same amount of power as a normal screen but is much brighter.

- When backlight is turned of,Pixel Qi screen is black and white.




Thanks a million Pixel Qi for letting me test it








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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jkk,

Are they letting you take one home?

If not, then when do you think you will have one.

Did the Acer in the picture have a slow hard drive?
If so, then with the RunCore Pro IV, do you think the video will be faster? It will be interesting to see what battery run times you will get with both the new screen and the RunCore SSD.

The "free bios" that came with the OLPC XO, might be something that folks can hack to get more power savings maybe (I don't know), if the bios can control the power use of the device, then of course one wonders if with the "free bios" that users who dare to MOD by reflashing their bios with the "free bios" can unlock any drive read write speed limits that manufacturer might have set up, and maybe also control the motherboard off/on modes to have motherboard and CPU on ONLY when you need them on? That would be a good question, if all you need is a new bios to control things better from the power use side? OR Linux can scale processors with software too in order to save power, but that would need to be done by others like Ubuntu in their netbook Remix release for example, to have settings for maximum battery savings (then with the bios settings in a free bios, then I think that we could MOD existing systems. Anyway, manufacturer's in a production environment will be able to build the OLPC powersavings (on/off motherboard power) into future products too.

Did they say when we might see manufacturer's come out with products that would match the OLPC power use (using this new screen)?

Saperalot said...

Nice Display what i whant test too :-)

Anonymous said...

I sure could do with one of these in 8.9" size. My Eee 901 Go is unusable outside in the summer sun without some serious shading.

From what I've gathered, aren't they going to focus on 10" and larger sizes though? Larger screens are of course where the power savings are more noticeable and 8.9" netbooks are becoming non-existent these days anyway. What a pity.

JLM said...

JKK:

Incredible test.
Incredible product.
When can i find it on Retail?

Anonymous said...

http://www.unwiredview.com/2009/06/03/qualcomm-and-foxlink-open-mirasol-display-plant/

mirasol dispays - same idea - working in reflected light

Anonymous said...

MEMS is something very different. VERY different.

mrken said...

WE ALL WANT MORE BATTERY LIFE. It's a given it's BULLSHIT that we don't get it now, from our phones to our mobile devices...the lap/note books, it's BULL-F-ING scheiss!!! There's no reason in the real shiva given world we can't have 16 hour battery life for phone/internet usage on these "devices" now. It's BULL-F-ING scheiss to be true. We're being REAMED up the anul sphincter BIG TIME. NO DOUBT

mrken said...

THINK ABOUT IT. IF YOU OPERATED A SMART DEVICE COMPANY, WOULDN'T YOU HAVE ON OFFER A DEVICE THAT LASTED AT LEAST 10 HOURS FOR INTERNET AND PHONE LASTING SERVICE? HUH? PLEASE, COME ON. WE ARE BEING SUBJECTED TO SO MUCH UNMITIGATED BULL-F-ING SCHEISS, IT'S UN-BUH-LIEVE-ABLE!!!!

Anonymous said...

DEAR JKKMOBILE (SANTA CLAUS OR WHOEVER WANTS TO DO IT): WILL YOU BE POSTING A HOWTO ON RETROFITTING A PIXEL-QI 3QI TRANSFLECTIVE DISPLAY INTO A NETBOOK (PREFERABLY THE ASUS EEEPC 701 4G)

j said...

Would be great to be able to buy the LCD in the video raw for self fitting to an Aspire like in the video, instead of having to wait for something to come out new

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