Netbook LCDs Can Now Be Replaced With the Pixel Qi Display Kit

We already know that in a head-to-head in broad daylight the Pixel Qi display is heaps brighter than the iPad—but as the amazing Notion Ink tablet is still delayed you've got to DIY if you want that display.

On sale over at the MakerShed for $275 is the 10.1-inch display, which ships in 2 - 3 business days. A relatively small amount of know-how is expected of you when fitting it to a netbook, but MakerShed reckons it'll take under 5 minutes using just a screwdriver.

Compatible with the Samsung N130 and Lenovo S10-2 netbooks for sure, it can also be fitted to other devices—but use caution when doing so, as only those two models have been confirmed as being suitable for the Pixel Qi.

The main advantage with the Pixel Qi screen over LCD is that t's much brighter in sunlight (as proven by this video), and better on the battery life. It works in tandem, providing a transflective e-ink-type mode as well as the LCD-like reflective mode.

Of course, you could try and wait for the Notion Ink tablet, which has suffered more delays than you can shake a stick at. It's a real shame though, because it was beginning to sound like our ideal tablet. [MakerShed via Engadget]