Originally Posted by Salinger
The screen on the libre looks more like LCD than e-ink. I've not seen one live, so I could be wrong, but the background looks very dark compared to the Sony readers and Kindle.
It is an LCD. When viewed from highly off-axis, it will display darker, as LCDs have done for a long time. This is one of the few areas where EPDs like e-ink have an advantage. However, if you look at it from the appropriate viewing angle range, LCD will have better quality and contrast than EPD. The resolution is a bit lower, so letters will be a little blocky, but they will still have higher contrast, and in some cases better readability than you can get from e-ink.