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E Ink details new display tech behind Kindle DX

updated 01:35 pm EDT, Thu July 1, 2010

E Ink details Pearl display tech in new Kindle DX

E Ink has revealed the technical details behind its new e-paper display, which is used in the next-generation, just-announced Kindle DX. Dubbed Pearl, the new display tech increases the contrast ratio by 50 percent compared to the outgoing technology. The new e-paper uses an electrophoretic display and is based on current Vizplex designs.

The text is said to be crisper, like the difference between newspapers and paperback novels. This makes the screen and text much more visible in the outdoors as well, E Ink said. Images can be more clearly reproduced thanks to 16 gray levels.

E Ink Pearl also has improved energy efficiency, though exactly how much more efficient it is hasn't been divulged.

by MacNN Staff



  1. facebook_Ben

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    This can't be right....

    LOL, Crunchgear was reporting 50X better contrast for a moment there. We all wish, right?

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this and test out the new screen. I seriously love the current screen technology already, so I cannot imagine how much more satisfied I will be when the contrast becomes 50 tim….err, 50% better :)

    Am guessing that Kindle 3, whenever it arrives, will use some form of this screen as well. Makes sense, but I hope they offer it at a better price than $379. That’s still a bit high considering the cost of iPad.

    Thanks for this news. You can see my comments on this news on my new post:


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