Amazon, others to use new color E-ink displays?

By Matthew ยท 9 replies
Mar 19, 2010
  1. Prime View International (PVI) showed 6 and 9.7-inch color E-ink prototypes at a trade show in China this week, and they could make their way into e-readers later this year. The company reportedly demoed the smaller display with an animated clip of blue and red racecars driving on a track, but said its refresh is too slow for real video playback.

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  2. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    Very neat. I would love to see color e-ink in action. Between this, tablets, netbooks, etc. the lines are getting blurry as to the differences.
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +903

    I have followed this screens for quite a while, can't wait to see them in netbooks for extra battery life, along with dual core atoms.
  4. rufio

    rufio TS Rookie Posts: 51

    this is pretty cool! i didn't even know something like this existed
  5. Looks like someone's re-invented the passive matrix LCD display.
  6. megrawab

    megrawab TS Rookie Posts: 93

    For me, the LCD display looks old and the case itself. But looks like it has something more to do, hope so...
  7. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    I'd think Amazon and Barnes & Noble are looking towards something more then what they have since the tablet competition is clearly superior and consumers might want that.
  8. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,383   +172

    This is going to be an interesting year, with this and the other low power sunlight visible displays.

    @"Looks like someone's re-invented the passive matrix LCD display" -- e-ink is active matrix.
  9. rskapadia2294

    rskapadia2294 TS Rookie Posts: 102

    hey great color and display!
    LCDs will become a passe!
    lookin forward to these displays!
  10. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    Yeah, but if i get a dual core it is because i am going to be doing something multimedia intensive, which so far these screens don't look that great for. For low powered reading/display devices they look great, but not so much for a general purpose computer.
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