Pixel Qi has a 2048x1536 resolution screen that works in sunlight

Fancy the new iPad's whopping 2048x1536 Retina display, but wish it could be readable in direct sunlight, like those Pixel Qi netbook displays? Pixel Qi says it has a display that can one-up Apple's.

Pixel Qi crunched the numbers and this is what its come up with — a 2048x1536 resolution display

We have a new architecture that matches the resolution of the ipad3 screen, and its full image quality including matching or exceeding contrast, color saturation, the viewing angle and so forth with massive power savings. We even added a very low power mode that runs at a full 100X power reduction from the peak power consumed by the iPad3 screen.

And here's Pixel's Qi's proposed power consumption chart comparison:


The company hasn't shown off any final products with the display, but says that it's working with partners to get the new sunlight readable display into production.

Translation: If the screens ever make it into products, they'll be expensive, much like those $800 Sunbooks, which were essentially netbooks with the anti-reflective screen in them. If ever these screens get cheap enough, it'd kill the Kindle e-reader dead. A 100x power reduction? Count me in!

Via Pixel Qi

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