Originally Posted by Blossom
People want a more responsive screen and thinner Bezel. Not mention you can now read in the tub with a water proof baggie.
The downside is fingerprints but there are more pros than con using a Capacitive screen.
I don't see the benefits.
The screen is more responsive? It does not seem more responsive than my KT... and SONY is doing a perfectly good job with getting responsive screens that are IR.
I don't know... Something is off with the PW screen. As people are saying, you can tell the fonts are 'under glass'. To me, it's not about font crispness or whatnot. When I loot at the KT, it feels like words on a surface - aka, like a book. The PW looks like a screen, like reading on a monitor, not a book.
I don't know if this is due to the layer used for light or not. But I can tell you that it reminds me a lot of the switch SONY made. When they were using capacitive screens, as in the PRS900, you got the same impression - washed out fonts, clearly behind glass. When they switched to IR, all of a sudden everything was ok, it felt like a big improvement. And the PRS x50 series was a pretty big success. Kindle choose IR for their first touch screen and it worked. Now they took a step back with capacitive and, for some reason, the screen is off. Is it the 'touch' layer, or is it the 'light'? I honestly don't know.
But this does not 'feel' like e-ink to me.
The bezel being indented was a complaint for many. It never bothered me, but I see why they took it into consideration.
The 'works in water argument' - bah. Really? That's why I have to deal with washed-out fonts and fingerprints all over the place? They could have put a damn button on the thing and then you could have used it in a baggie. IF that is so important.... which is to you, but how many users? Worth screwing up the screen like this?