|04-17-2007, 04:45 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
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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|04-17-2007, 04:55 PM||#2|
When books can fly!
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Que Nada
Device: Kobo Mini in my lunchbox.
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.
|04-17-2007, 05:05 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Device: iRex iLiad, Sony PRS-500, Nokia 770, BB 7200, Samsung i600, iPhone
Is the external display supposed to be a Microsoft Sideshow implementation or a new thing altogether?
|04-17-2007, 05:17 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Device: STAReBOOK, iRex Iliad, Sony 505, Kindle 2
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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