Rich Freeman on 6 Jul 2012 05:59:06 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Linux friendly tablet?

On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 8:42 AM, Jack Hill <> wrote:
> Do people with eInk displays actually read them in direct sun? I can’t
> read ink on paper books in direct sun (I was considering getting a
> Pixel Qi screen before I realized that I wouldn’t actually use that
> feature).

I've used a kindle on the beach and it works pretty well.  Sure, if
you are angling it just perfectly to catch the sun you probably will
strain to read it, but you won't get the laser-beam-of-death in your
eye like you will with a glossy cell phone display.

I would say that matte e-ink displays are fairly comparable to paper,
so if paper isn't going to be practical then the display won't be
either.  It isn't better than paper or anything like that.

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