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Old 05-13-2013, 02:03 PM   #16
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You can find some specs here:

http://www.sony.co.jp/SonyInfo/News/...201305/13-058/

The screen is 1'200 x 1'600 "flexible electronic paper" 13'3 inch.
Here is the translated site.

http://translate.google.com/translat...201305/13-058/
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:34 PM   #17
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According to Sony's site, it uses "E Ink Mobius", which is a "Large Format Flexible Display" http://www.businesswire.com/news/tel...exible-Display

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Old 05-13-2013, 02:35 PM   #18
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:49 PM   #19
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Now that's something I will be interested in.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:27 PM   #20
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That's fantastic. I'll buy it if it will cost less than a small used car.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:59 PM   #21
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ooooooooooohhh. its a flexible tft developed by Sony themselves. now that's interesting.... grr and i dont have time to go see it at SID in Vancouver BC this month.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:04 PM   #22
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If similar to Pearl in experience, I will buy it instantly at <$300, and will probably buy it if <$500.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:53 PM   #23
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If similar to Pearl in experience, I will buy it instantly at <$300, and will probably buy it if <$500.

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Old 05-14-2013, 12:19 AM   #24
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Very interesting specs, but Sony ereader will be a tough sell to the general consumer.

If the reader is in the +$200 range it has to complete against iPad and android tablets.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:47 AM   #25
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According to Sony's site, it uses "E Ink Mobius", which is a "Large Format Flexible Display" http://www.businesswire.com/news/tel...exible-Display

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A friend saw a sample last year. It looked a bit on grayish side (LCD screen looking). I am hoping it is improved to Eink Pearl standard now. I'll take dark printer, whiter background over front light.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:03 AM   #26
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I am impressed by the weight at this size. Congratulations to the Sony engineers responsible for this project !
A higher resolution, android, a front-light and it would be perfect !
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:03 AM   #27
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Only a 150 dpi screen so not very good on the eyes. And why would anyone want to view PDFs on a darn eInk device that is as slow as molasses? Reading PDFs in the best of conditions still sucks, so better to have a fast and capable LCD tablet. I think if this device is real then Sony is about 3 or 4 years too late.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:47 AM   #28
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And 1600x1200 resolution means about 167 dpi. Perfectly fine for grayscale as long as they have good antialiasing in the PDF rendering engine.
My calculations say 150dpi, which would make it the same as the Kindle DX.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:07 PM   #29
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And why would anyone want to view PDFs on a darn eInk device that is as slow as molasses? Reading PDFs in the best of conditions still sucks, so better to have a fast and capable LCD tablet.
I can read PDFs fine on my M92. Page turn speed is very fast.
I expect the same performance from this reader
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I can read PDFs fine on my M92. Page turn speed is very fast.
I expect the same performance from this reader
What about zoom/pan speed? That's usually the issue with PDFs.
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