Computex 2011: Pixel Qi Brings a New 10.1″ Tablet Display – Viewable in Direct Sunlight!

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 1, 2011
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We’re always on the lookout for things that will make our mobile computing experience more immersive, more awesome, and just all around better. We’ve been huge fans of Pixel Qi’s display technology, since we first discovered its sunlight viewable display technology could really revolutionize mobile computing – especially for those outside.

Pixel Qi’s displays are really cool – they combine  LCD screen tech with an E-Ink display for multiple modes including a high contrast, black and while setting that uses ultra low power. Unlike most E-Ink technology based displays, Pixel Qi is actually capable of full motion, fluid video. Even if you turn off the power sucking back light, you’re still left with a high contrast display that does a remarkable job of demonstrating its full prowess even under full, direct sunlight. In two words – very impressive!


What is likely to make this display technology very appealing to consumers, and the manufacturers who buy them for placement in the latest mobile technology is that Pixel Qi has come out with a 10.1″ display with 1280 x800 screen resolution that is perfectly targeted at Android tablets. Couple this display with NVIDIA Tegra 2 ARM based SoC or Quad Core Tegra 3, and you will have an incredibly powerful tablet, with amazing battery life. Plus, you will finally be able to view whatever your heart desires – outside, and in full direct, unyielding sunlight. This 10.1″ display technology starts sampling in Q4 of 2011, so we can expect to see it hit the shelves sometime around April/May 2012.

Can we count this as one more reason not to buy an iPad 2? There’s some incredible innovation coming out of Computex 2011 here in Taipei, Taiwan, and we’re just getting started!

  • I wanted a Pixel-Qi screen till I saw a review of the Notion Ink Adam. It’s really only good for outdoor when you have good sunlight. I really wanted something that would save my eyes indoors as well, but from the reviews I’ve seen it’s really not very usable indoors, thus E-ink is still the only game.