[Arm-netbook] Flying Squirrel Screen

Attila Asztalos attila.asztalos at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 22:29:31 BST 2013

On 20-Jun-2013 17:38, Scott Sullivan wrote:
> On 06/20/2013 04:52 AM, joem wrote:
>> On Wed, 2013-06-19 at 14:44 -0400, Scott Sullivan wrote:
>>> On 06/19/2013 01:29 PM, Chris Bolas wrote:
>>>> I know it's been posted that an IPS screen would be integral, I've got
>>>> thoughts more toward usability. Also how about 7.5" rather than 7"? 
>>>> I'm
>>>> thinking the XO Laptop from OLPC on laptop per child might fit 
>>>> right in
>>>> with this sort of thing. $85 for a replacement screen for the xo here
>>>> <http://ilovemyxo.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/olpc-xo-replacement-screens-back-in-stock/#comments>. 
>>> The whole XO screen tech has been spun out as it's own venture and 
>>> there
>>> are now as few different sizes available
>>> http://pixelqi.com/our_screens
>>> Simply a little too late for the current revision of the Flying
>>> Squirrel. But worth considering for later tablets.
>>> You can even now find them in the hobbyist marked with controller 
>>> boards.
>>> http://www.adafruit.com/products/1303
>> $300? A bit of cost realism is missing somewhere.
> It's a very realist price actually.
> Specialty Screen (at low volume production) +
> LVDS driver board with HDMI and VGA Input +
> shelving costs (for low volume item) +
> vendor profit margin +
> warranty/return coverage =
> An okay price for something with a unique property and ready to go out 
> of the box.
Yeah, well, no. Maybe some people are ready to pay that kind of money 
for that, but realistically, that's not the price of an LCD screen 
today, no matter how fancy. Takers are welcome, but I wouldn't touch 
that with a ten foot pole, sorry.

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