I love my kindle, but pretty much this. The Kindle screen is perfect for displaying pages of text (or even images I suppose) that don't need to refresh faster than once every few seconds, but that's about it. As a laptop it would be abysmal to try to do any dynamic graphics or even word processing on a Kindle screen unless the refresh rate was vastly improved.
Originally Posted by Evlar
Refresh rates are much, much too slow to support video or 3D effects. Even a mouse would be
(just realized you meant the screen as it is, rather than eInk technology in general)
and have a good day
Really? How about to be able to see the screen in sunlight and not being forced to stress your eyes every time you use your computer?
Originally Posted by TheSeks
No, refresh rate is too slow and "blinking" would drive people that can't ignore it (IE: ME!) on new text entering the screen/typing... insane.
Why the hell would you want e-ink outside of no glare, anyway?
I imagine an e-ink screen would function better on a specialized machine, like a touch tablet. That way you don't need to worry about mouse lag, and the UI could be better suited to counter the technology's disadvantages.
Kindles already have a web browser, but it's pretty much shit.
At one time they were working on e-ink/lcd hybrids for reasons such as that but I haven't heard anything about them in forever.
Originally Posted by bangai-o
well i dont know anything about the screen tech. I thought it would be good on laptops for at least battery life as well as being so good for reading.
That should have been a standard feature in every laptop a long time ago.
Originally Posted by Jayayess1190
It's been over a decade since the first powerful, affordable laptops and instead of implementing tech like that, a few years ago the manufacturers actually went the other way and made screens glossy. Smh.