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News Microsoft unveils Surface DisplayCover prototype

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 25 Aug 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    SchizoFrog New Member

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    While I believe it is nothing more than a gimmick, it is one that I would be happy to have, that is, once they improve the quality of the 'E' screen. I would want it to be full colour and have a decent refresh rate as that current version not only looks awful but seems slow and cumbersome.

    Still, seems to be a nice innovation and may be something to look forward to in future.
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    We have that already; it's called 'LCD.' You want a high refresh rate and full colour? You need lots of power. You want low power? You ain't going to get a high refresh rate and colour. The closest you'll come is Sharp's Memory LCD, as seen in the Pebble Time smartwatch, which is 64 colours and a reasonable refresh rate - but, unlike electrophoretic displays, requires power even when displaying a static image (although much, much less than a traditional active LCD.)
     
  4. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    I like it - certainly adds to the functionality of the surface devices...
     

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