Pre-order Sony's 10.3-inch Digital Paper e-ink tablet now for $599.99; device launches June 21st
by Alan Friedman / May 21, 2018, 11:53 PM
As you might imagine, battery life is sensational, with a single charge lasting up to one week with Wi-Fi enabled, or as long as three weeks with Wi-Fi disabled. And with the Digital Paper app for iOS and Android, documents and files can be wirelessly transferred between the Digital Paper tablet and a smartphone. The Digital Paper desktop app shares documents between the tablet and your desktop PC. And with the AES 128 data encryption standard, personal information remains secure. A dual-page view allows users to read two pages at once. Turning pages is done with the swipe of a finger, just like turning the pages on a real book.
The Sony DPT-CP1 can be pre-ordered from Amazon or B&H for $599.99. You can use it to read eBooks, take notes in school and in the office, doodle and more. Any situation where you would normally write on paper, use Sony's Digital Paper e-ink tablet instead.
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Intel Core 2 Duo CPU ????
posted on May 22, 2018, 12:55 AM 1
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why do you need more power? it's a writing tablet not a porn browser.
posted on May 22, 2018, 1:36 AM 8
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Power? ... Really, the power is your point? Not that you won't cool it or that battery would last in minutes ... the power is the "issue" here. There is no way a Core 2 Duo would be in this device ... Marvell IAP 140.
posted on May 22, 2018, 4:10 AM 0
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Too expensive! With competition selling at some $300, $599 isn't something attractive.
posted on May 22, 2018, 12:59 AM 1
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The competition doesn't have one month of battery, feather light weight and most importantly a screen that doesn't spaz up like a madman just because you turn the page or take 1 whole second lag to follow where your pen tip is writing. Without those features, it may as well be a useless brick or get a normal tablet.
posted on May 22, 2018, 1:35 AM 5
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The competition is the reMarkable tablet which is also priced at $599. This isn’t the same as a regular tablet, as e-ink displays are the closest thing to real paper, so you can’t compare this to a Galaxy Tab or iPad. Also, e-ink displays are expensive to produce hence the $599 price tag. There’s a reason why even Amazon with a 6 inch e-ink Kindle still sells at $120 (and that’s without the built in light).
posted on May 22, 2018, 1:42 AM 5
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There are apps in the App Store that can do this on iPad Pro...
posted on May 22, 2018, 1:16 AM 1
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wait.. why would i buy this over the 2018 regular ipad.. I can get one for about 300+100 for pencil (without doing some shopping around) or get new pencil from, like, ebay for $50. Plus i can still use the best app ecosystem, watch movies, take photos (silly but still), and whatelse...
posted on May 22, 2018, 1:51 AM 0
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If you are wondering why people should buy this over a conventional tablet, than you don't understand the purpose of this product and what it offers.
posted on May 22, 2018, 3:40 AM 5
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Well if you leave the wifi off, then you can get a month of using it as an ebook reader, with books, PDFs, or other documents, or as a note pad to take notes on something that looks and feels like paper for a display. If you leave WiFi on all the time, then you only get a week. But still that display is on all the time. It's eink. It's not lcd or OLED, which need to be powered on all the time in order to see what is on the screen. Whereas eink doesn't need to have power constantly running it. I hope it's one of those multi-color eink displays. Now I would drop $599 if it had colour, for sure.
posted on May 22, 2018, 10:34 AM 0
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Sorry I triggered you with my “iPad” comparison word. I meant any conventional tablet. There’s just so much more value in a tablet vs this. It’s great that it lasts that long, but honestly not worth the price for such a limited device. Hopefully they find enough consumer to sell these to make substantial profit. Sorry, bro, you’re not wrong. But personally I don’t see a use for this at this price.
posted on May 22, 2018, 2:39 PM 0
gadget for hipsters.... just use a real pen and paper... it'll last forever....and buy an ipad....
posted on May 22, 2018, 3:54 AM 0
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