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Old 01-19-2010, 11:40 AM   #31
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That link says it is an E Ink screen but that is not consistent with the size or resolution. I suspect is is a SiPix screen.

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Old 01-19-2010, 01:41 PM   #32
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Here is another link to all three of the eBook readers announced by Asus. Nice pictures.
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2010/01...reader_update/
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The specs are great, this is a more dedicated reader compared to the other device I guess. Wifi is Wifi N I would hope.

The main thing we should note about these computer hardware manufacturers getting into e-readers is that they will drop the price very sharply. BenQ nd Asus have some very advanced components (monitors, motherboards many more) for obscenely cheap prices. They have huge manufacturing capability too. The price push from these companies will drive Kindle, Sony and others lower.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:55 PM   #34
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The specs are great, this is a more dedicated reader compared to the other device I guess. Wifi is Wifi N I would hope.

The main thing we should note about these computer hardware manufacturers getting into e-readers is that they will drop the price very sharply. BenQ nd Asus have some very advanced components (monitors, motherboards many more) for obscenely cheap prices. They have huge manufacturing capability too. The price push from these companies will drive Kindle, Sony and others lower.
Why? Do you have an internet connection on the other end that can support such a speed? If so, then you're the first I've met.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:49 PM   #35
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Why? Do you have an internet connection on the other end that can support such a speed? If so, then you're the first I've met.
802.11 N also improves on range. So, either double speed at same range, or double range at same speed.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:56 PM   #36
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802.11 N also improves on range. So, either double speed at same range, or double range at same speed.
Plus the N channels (at least around here) are much less saturated than G.

And you don't need to run a dual channel 802.11N/G network just for one device, if the rest of your gear is already running 5Ghz N. And its not all about running from just the internet connection to your device-there is also running from device to device, at which point running 5Ghz N definitely is an advantage.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:58 PM   #37
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802.11 N also improves on range. So, either double speed at same range, or double range at same speed.
I didn't know that. Thanks.

It very likely won't be 802.11N, though.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:39 AM   #38
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I didn't know that. Thanks.

It very likely won't be 802.11N, though.
I agree, public places don't run N and if you only using it at home it really doesn't matter that much. Your not streaming video to a eBook Reader.

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It looks like the screen doesn't have the same level of "white" as e-ink.






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Old 01-22-2010, 01:08 PM   #40
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It's a little big for me, but it looks really nice.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:14 PM   #41
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That looks like an interesting device. Will keep my eye on this one. Looking for something to read PDF's that has a large screen and an SDHC card slot. Thanks for sharing!


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It's a little big for me, but it looks really nice.
Actually, 9" is not large enough for standard PDF pages. It is also significantly smaller than a hardcover page. I personally read at home, or on a plane, or in a hotel room, so I'd rather have a hardcover experience.... So, bring on the at least 11" screens.
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Basic body design is not too shabby, and the UI, if final, looks alright. If the screen doesn't cripple the device too much, it could be a winner. Should fix the tips typos though...

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802.11 N also improves on range. So, either double speed at same range, or double range at same speed.
Clearly you've never used N. N has less range than G. It has faster speeds but tails off quickly the farther away from the access point you travel.
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