Pixel Qi has been talking about its innovative display technology for months, which promises low power consumption together with indoor and outdoor readability; but today they are actually showing off some of their work. The company’s founder and former CTO at the One Laptop Per Child organization, Mary Lou Jepsen, posted some pictures of on her blog showing the 3Qi display in various settings, and said the technology would available in netbooks and e-readers in the very near future in sizes up to 10 inches.
In fact, Pixel Qi has already hacked their screen into an Acer Aspire One netbook (pictured above). The screen can work as a traditional backlit LCD when indoors, have that backlight disabled to be perfectly visible outdoors, and toggled into a very energy efficient e-paper mode. The 3Qi screen will reportedly cost a little more than conventional LCD screens at first, but costs will go down as production volume picks up, according to Jepsen. Pixel Qi will be demonstrating engineering samples of its 3Qi product at Computex next week.