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Old 01-22-2010, 01:01 PM   #1
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Asus DR-950 photos on Flickr

I just came the Flickr phtostream posted by someone going by the name of AsusUK. Based on the other photos in the stream, I think these are real. I recognize a couple of Asus laptops that haven't been released yet.

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Old 01-22-2010, 01:03 PM   #2
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I also posted the link here.

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engadget is running the pics as "in the wild at asus uk"
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:01 PM   #4
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I would buy this. Details seemed a bit sketchy CES week though.

Let's hope Asus can be the price leader again and sell this at or below $300. Heck, they sell whole computers for less than that.

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Old 01-22-2010, 04:08 PM   #5
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That does look like it might be a great device for reading PDF's. I have been waiting for a dedicated reader that is large enough to read PDF's at their full size without zoom or reflow needed. If the DR-950 has an SDHC card reader, mini USB, and folder view, I am interested for sure!
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:11 PM   #6
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:18 PM   #7
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I would love to see more than the home screen. There is only one photo that maybe shows something else.
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Here's some specs I found on Engadget about this one:

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Just 0.35-inch (9mm) thick and weighing in at 370g, the new ASUS DR-950 ebook reader won’t charm you with its colors, but a 9 inch screen that boasts an amazing 1024×768 resolution. Other specs include either 2 or 4GB of storage, an SD card slot for expansion, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, a 3.5mm headphone jack and USB to connect it to your computer. On top of that we’re hearing that it might feature WiMax support.

The new ASUS DR-950 supports PDF, TXT, Audible, MP3, ePub, HTML, JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP file formats, along with text to speech and RSS.
No word when the DR-950 will be release or how much you’ll have to pay to own one, but at least we have pictures with the device at work.


...sounds promising.

However, the lack of a method to annotate... it is supposed to be a touch/stylus or on screen keyboard???

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Old 01-22-2010, 05:20 PM   #9
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I just came the Flickr phtostream posted by someone going by the name of AsusUK. Based on the other photos in the stream, I think these are real. I recognize a couple of Asus laptops that haven't been released yet.

You can see the phots starting here. I'm attaching the originals in full size just in case Flickr gets overloaded.
I wish they'd had the balls to mention the price. And the availability date.

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Old 01-22-2010, 05:35 PM   #10
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I wish they'd had the balls to mention the price. And the availability date.

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I'm sure they will when they know the info is solid. We've seen other ebook reps mention this type of info and be way off.

They know enough to under-promise and over-deliver.

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Old 01-22-2010, 06:09 PM   #11
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ie. andlet, andwhat, plus tofulfill.

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Old 01-22-2010, 08:19 PM   #13
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Wow! Looks great!

Yes price and availability would be handy indeed!
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What kind of screen is that? Does it have better contrast and refresh time than e-ink?
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It is SiPix EPD which has less DPI than E-ink but may produce a blacker black while having a slightly grayer white.
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