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Old 11-21-2009, 04:20 AM   #1
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Bookeen releases new model of CyBook: CyBook Gold

Our good friend Kurt, from BooksOnBoard, informs us that Bookeen appear to have snuck out a new model of the CyBook, apparently without telling anybody!

The new model, the CyBook Gold, has 1GB storage space (up from 512MB on the previous model), an 8 greyscale eInk screen (previous models supported only 4), and supports ePub and PDF with Adobe ADE. The package includes the CyBook itself, a black cover, earphones, a USB cable, and a European AC adaptor (which will not be supplied to US customers).

The package is priced at US$349; there appears to be no mention of this device as yet on Bookeen's site.

For more information, please see the BooksOnBoard site here.

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Old 11-21-2009, 04:55 AM   #2
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According to BoB the device has a 10 greyscale scren. Surely an error?

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Yes, that's an error; it's 8.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:29 AM   #4
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As a matter of fact, resolution always goes by a factor of 8. 10 would be technically unfeasible.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:30 AM   #5
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As a matter of fact, resolution always goes by a factor of 8. 10 would be technically unfeasible.
Unless you're counting in binary .
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:46 AM   #6
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Not a factor of 8, but a factor of 2, 1bit = Black & White, 2bit = 4 level of gray, 3 bit = 8 level of gray, 4 bit = 16 level of gray, 5 bits = 32 levels of gray etc...
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Sadly, you can't get it from BoB's UK web site. if you go there and navigate to the Gen3 reader link you get

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Old 11-21-2009, 09:18 AM   #9
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I'm sure it'll appear on Bookeen's site at some point.
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This appears to be the same hardware as the Astak Mentor Lite Version 2, i.e. a Netronix EB600 with an Epson Broadsheet controller.
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that's pretty pricy
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Not a factor of 8, but a factor of 2, 1bit = Black & White, 2bit = 4 level of gray, 3 bit = 8 level of gray, 4 bit = 16 level of gray, 5 bits = 32 levels of gray etc...
That's what I wanted to say in a somewhat clumsy way
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The package is priced at US$349;
What? Are they kidding. That's $100 more than a Nook, Kindle or EZ Reader, $50 more than a PRS-600. The Astak Mentor is $239. Isn't that basically the same device?

Why would a US person spend $50-$100 extra on this? What about it is worth that premium?

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It does include a case, remember. You don't get a case with the Kindle, and you only get a carrying pouch with the PRS-600.
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It does include a case, remember. You don't get a case with the Kindle, and you only get a carrying pouch with the PRS-600.
So, a $25 case is worth a $100 premium?

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