I've recently been doing a lot of reading on my laptop and my thighs are sunburnt from the heat. My next laptop I'd like to be full-featured (not a pure e-book reader) but also have the mode OLPC has for displaying text using very little power. I don't wish a OLPC, it's not powerfull enough. Has anyone seen the DCON
chip or similiar technology in a commerical laptop? The DCON chip for those unfamilar with OLPC is part of the display subsystem and allows the monchromatic display of an image with very little power comsumption. Basically, the processor and storage systems wake up enuogh to get another page of data, and feed it to the chip. They then go back to sleep.
"The display-controller chip (DCON) with memory that enables the display to remain live with the processor suspended; the display and this chip are the basis of our extremely low power architecture; the display controller chip also enables de-swizzling and anti-aliasing in color mode"