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Old 01-26-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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Asus DR-950, April release at £250

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/26/a...-a-likely-250/

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Looks nice.

It might win me over.
Sony, do you hear?
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Some more pictures.

I find it far more attractive than the iPad (Subjective, I know). If the screen is as good or better than the Sony 505 (and so far it sure looks like it) then I'm buying one.

I don't need all the bells and whistles of the iPad/iTab. All I want is something like my 505, Only faster, larger, and with better contrast.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:59 PM   #4
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At that price, it sound intersting indead.

Seam it read ePub and pdf, if it can take notes too, it's mine
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ASUS hasn't exactly been tight-lipped about its DR-950 e-reader -- you know, with it outing photos and all -- but apparently the 9-inch E Ink, touchscreen reading device will be ready for buyers in April.
Isn't this a SiPix screen?
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Isn't this a SiPix screen?
that's what I read too.
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I don't need all the bells and whistles of the iPad/iTab. All I want is something like my 505, Only faster, larger, and with better contrast.
Ditto.
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that's what I read too.
Thirded.

That's also why I hope that the screen is better than eInk.
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From the screenshots, the displays better black is very nice. Yes, the white is also a bit darker, but it doesn't seem to matter in comparison. I also believe SiPix doesn't have the black flash...I'd like to know the page turn speed, if it's even close to reasonable then...

...well, it'd seem that SiPix really *is* that much cheaper, and e-Ink corp can go hang.

From the Electricpig article:


"The Asus DR-950 will pack a 1024×768 resolution display, and on the software front will offer RSS feeds, translation and text to speech. It’ll also pack 2 or 4GB of internal memory and an SD slot, Wi-Fi and HSDPA or even WiMax, plus a USB port for sideloading, a 3.5m audio port for music.

The Asus DR-950 will support PDF, TXT, Audible, MP3, ePub, HTML, JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP file formats."

...Nice.

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Looks like epub is not an Adobe implementation so no DRM support otherwise an excellent device
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*care*, given my refusal to buy DRM'ed ebooks.

I do wonder who they're planning on for content partners, given that mind you.
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It's either this or Samsungs e101 with Google books that's caught my interest. Although the estimated price of $700 is very high. If Asus is going for $354 I don't see how Samsung is gonna be able to charge $700.

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£250 doesn't translate to $354. It translates to $250.
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Sipix displays are less DPI(130's or 140's can't find it right this second) and the speed is no faster. The blacks are a bit darker but then so are the whites.
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Sipix displays are less DPI(130's or 140's can't find it right this second) and the speed is no faster. The blacks are a bit darker but then so are the whites.
Going by the pictures available it sure looks better than, for example, the equally set up pictures of the PRS-300 by Sony.
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