displays are ideal for use in daylight conditions. Reflective LCD screens rely on ambient lighting being reflected off the screen. Unlike conventional laptop (and LCD television!) displays, Reflective displays do not wash out in bright lighting - in fact, the brigher the ambient lighting, the better your picture will be. However, reflective displays exhibit a significant drawback: they rely on ambient lighting for visibility. In dim to no ligh conditions, reflective displays are useless. Note: some reflective displays feature an innovative method of illumination referred to as "side-lighting" or "side illumination" enabling effective use in dim or no light conditions. The iPAQ 3600 and 3800 PocketPCs (by Compaq) were renown for this innovation, allowing for a PocketPC which was actually very usable outdoors.
A direct-view display, such as reflective active matrix liquid crystal display (LCD), which uses ambient light to create an image. Most digital watches and calculators use reflective LCDs, although some color versions have been developed for mobile phones and PDAs. See also Emissive, Transmissive, and Projection. Emerging reflective technologies include electrophoretic (made by E Ink and others), electrochromic (made by NTERA and others), and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based (made by Iridigm and others).
refers to how the LCD is illuminated. A reflective display reflects light from the front i.e. from whatever light is in the environment. The advantage of this type is that it uses very little power. Best used in a well lit environment such as an office. See Transflective and Transmissive.
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