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Old 04-17-2007, 05:45 PM   #1
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Hands-on with the E Ink-equipped Intel Metro Notebook

Intel showcased the Metro Notebook during the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing this month, and while we've seen only a few mock-ups of the device, a lucky PC Pro author had the chance to experience the real thing. It's a superslick notebook with an E Ink display attached in its leather case. Unlike what the mock-ups like us to believe, the E Ink display is still not in color but only in the typical four levels of grey.

Still, seeing a major brand like Intel embracing E Ink technology makes my heart leap for joy.
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:55 PM   #2
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I have a cellphone with 2 screens. The outside one is for picture taking and various information display.
I'd guess this one is for reading without having to unfold it, like in a bus or a plane where room is sparse.
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Is the external display supposed to be a Microsoft Sideshow implementation or a new thing altogether?
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:17 PM   #4
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The idea seems sound, the design however makes it look like somebody stuck a cheap chinese ebook reader on top of a highly priced designer laptop...

I think implementations like this one could very well be a good idea since there are some areas where eink just can't compete with LCD or OLED displays. If you want to read books or just review some text-based info, the eink panel is ideal. For data-entry, websurfing, video, games and all the other "multimedia" stuff the "normal" laptop display is still far better I guess...
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