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Old 11-23-2010, 08:22 AM   #1
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Asus Eee Note EA800 - Screen Tech?

So the Asus Eee Note EA800 has been released, with what sounds like a really nice 256-level touch sensitive 8" grayscale screen, and excellent note taking abilities.

It carries what Asus calls a "non-backlit display [that] remains clear even in bright daylight" which sounds e-inkish. But the claimed resolution is 768x1024, which is not very e-inkish sounding.

Anyone know anything about what kind of screen tech this thing is packing?

I personally own a 1st-gen eink device (Irex iliad) and hate Eink for its crappy contrast ratio and even crappier refresh rate, so I am still waiting for somebody to come out with some kind of reflective (non backlit) display that actually works for an ereader. Maybe this is it?

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Old 11-23-2010, 09:42 AM   #2
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So the Asus Eee Note EA800 has been released, with what sounds like a really nice 256-level touch sensitive 8" grayscale screen, and excellent note taking abilities.

It carries what Asus calls a "non-backlit display [that] remains clear even in bright daylight" which sounds e-inkish. But the claimed resolution is 768x1024, which is not very e-inkish sounding.
It's a monochrome LCD. Refresh should be faster than EPD, but early previews were pretty laggy and weren't particularly impressive. If they put in decent hardware and had decent software, it would probably be quite snappy.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
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so any idea how to order one ?
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:18 AM   #4
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It will be released in Taiwan next week... US launch, not sure...

http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/29/a...aiwan-next-we/
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