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Pixel Qi Boldly Claims Its Next-Generation Displays Will Be Better Than the New iPad's

Illustration for article titled Pixel Qi Boldly Claims Its Next-Generation Displays Will Be Better Than the New iPads

In a rather surprising post on her blog, Pixel Qi founder Mary Lou Jepsen claims the company's next-generation transflective LCD technology will not only match the new iPad's display in terms of resolution, but will also match and exceed its contrast, color saturation and even viewing angle. Them's fightin' words.

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Perhaps emboldened by a new round of funding last September, including a hefty investment from 3M, Pixel Qi also claims its next-gen displays will include a low power mode that uses 100 times less energy than the new iPad. So in addition to providing high visibility even when used in bright sunny conditions, a tablet or laptop equipped with one of Pixel Qi's displays should also boast an amazing battery life given traditional backlit LCD displays can be a device's biggest power draw.

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Illustration for article titled Pixel Qi Boldly Claims Its Next-Generation Displays Will Be Better Than the New iPads

The improvements to the company's transflective displays certainly sound promising. And it might finally convince more manufacturers to actually provide products that come with a Pixel Qi option, instead of just providing kits allowing consumers to swap in their own. [Pixel Qi via The Verge]

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I should say that I was not impressed at all with the iPad's new display. My mom received one from her job and I originally thought it was an iPad 2. I only realized it was the third generation after being informed by her schools IT guy. I am shocked how many people claim its gorgeous and utterly amazing, when it is (to me) basically, the same as last years. The apps load just as fast, and I did not see any difference between Apps like Infinity blade on her device, and my iPad 2.

On a side note

I pray that they (pixel Qi) do not create some stupid term like Optical display to try an match Apple. Pixel Qi will proclaim that if we hold the display a certain distance from our face, I cannot distinguish the pixels.

If that is the case, my 3DS, and iPad 2 have a (insert marketing term) display because if I look at it at the correct distance, I cannot distinguish the pixels.