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Old 12-25-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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e-ink screen longevity

Does anyone know what is an average longevity for an e-ink screen ? Are those numbers even available ?
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Old 12-26-2009, 01:30 AM   #2
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Does anyone know what is an average longevity for an e-ink screen ? Are those numbers even available ?
Sorry, but I think it's simply too new of a tech.
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:21 AM   #3
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The first eInk device I'm aware of was the Sony Librie, released in March 2004, so that's approaching 6 years old and still going.
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The first eInk device I'm aware of was the Sony Librie, released in March 2004, so that's approaching 6 years old and still going.
well that's definitely encouraging to know.
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I think you will probably need to replace the battery before the screen. Or simply get a new cool ereader because of all the new ones coming out!

So far I believe that the problems with the screens have not been very common.

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Does anyone know what is an average longevity for an e-ink screen ? Are those numbers even available ?
So long as the glass substrate remains uncracked, I don't think any have worn out yet. 5+ years.
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I think you will probably need to replace the battery before the screen. Or simply get a new cool ereader because of all the new ones coming out!

So far I believe that the problems with the screens have not been very common.

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With Nook I can always buy new battery so that's cool, but I will most likely buy a new one if they come up with color one day It would still be nice to keep my current one and give it to kids or something.
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according to Bezos' Law you will buy the new Kindle model every 9 months so screen life is irrelevant
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