I have an Asus EeePC 900, and honestly, whatever it is, when I turn the brightness down to 0, it looks very similar to eReaders. Gives me nor anyone else I know any eyestrain at all, including ones who complain about it on their current laptops.
[citation][nom]Kelavarus[/nom]I have an Asus EeePC 900, and honestly, whatever it is, when I turn the brightness down to 0, it looks very similar to eReaders. Gives me nor anyone else I know any eyestrain at all, including ones who complain about it on their current laptops.But anyway, innovation is always good.[/citation]
The article was all about back lighting not brightness.
Finally! A laptop screen that I can use under direct sunlight! Even using my laptop while in the car I can barely read anything on it. Hopefully the response time and contrast ratios are decent on this screen.
This will be good for laptops but won't beat electrophoretic e-readers for power consumption due to the need to constantly refresh the pixels. Far more flexible usage than electrophoretic displays though.
this is an attempt to extend the life of netbooks and laptops vs those i-pads and tablets, Id still personally prefer actual keyboards but then again the next gen might prefer a flat surface, its like typing vs using a pencil or a pen nowadays
I saw this, and it is kind of useless unless you have no need for graphics apps or photo-realistic graphics. It would be a reasonable screen replacement for say the Kindle, but is awful for a PC. The backlit modes look horrible compared to a PC or iPad screen, but for a straight e-reader, it would be useful to be able to read in full daylight, yet get at least a passable colour screen indoors.
The reason this looks similar to the OLPC screen is because it is a refinement of that technology from the same designer. Image that, something I read in popular science was useful and actually came to market, but then I need to read something at the gym...