Not all is well in the land of JBA. The T580 and the Pixel Qi don't seem to be compatible. The T580 uses a 1366x768 screen resolution and the Pixel Qi uses 1024x600. I tried several methods through software to get the screen working but they all failed. The Pixel Qi screen always had some issue that I could not get working (scaling, bad positioning, etc) To get the screen working requires something deeper than I currently can do. The fix requires editing bios firmware. The problem is that there's very little information on how to edit the BIOS (especially the Fujitsu's T580). I wish it was as simple as the Lenovo S10-3T's firmware. ;-)
For now the project will be on hold. It's a bit sad because I really want a convertible tablet that works well outdoors with e-ink/e-paper like technology. E-ink/e-paper is a much better technology for outdoor display compared to the normal outdoor screens. The outdoor screens usually have extra brightness (which is not good for your eyes).
So... now I have a Pixel Qi screen at my place with absolute no use to me.
What should I do now?
- A. Get a Samsung Netbook and install the Pixel Qi screen (Sunbook sells for $800)
- B. Sell the Pixel Qi screen
- C. Give away that cool Pixel Qi screen.
- D. Never give up! Keep trying until something breaks.
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