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Old 01-20-2021, 10:52 AM   #61
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And they will either simply be higher resolution Kaleido (still washed out compared to OLED/LCD and dimmer than ordinary eink) or else need a front light or sunlight.
It's simply not physically possible to have other than a compromise passive display based on pigmented cells. Mirasol had some potential but wasn't good enough, too expensive and owned by the wrong company.

Assuming this is based on real PR.
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E-Ink do list a Gallery 4000 development board

But that's a seven-colour board, with no info on refresh rates. I suppose they could have a Gallery 4100 in the works.
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10.3" Color e-Ink with a frontlight and Wacom.

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Hmmm.... 10.9" Apple iPad with 64GB storage for $780 Cdn or Bigme B1 Pro for $1010 Cdn. Price for both includes shipping. CPU comparison between the Apple A14 Bionic chip and the Bigme's "Quad Core 1.8GHz" CPU, display resolution of 2360x1640 compared to 1872x1404 (624x468 in colour), colour levels at 16.7 million compared to 4096, display speed of HD video at 60fps compared to HD video at .3fps, weight 454 gms for the iPad vs 440 gms for the Bigme, size for the iPad Air 247.6x178.5x6.1 mm vs the Bigme's 300x238x43 mm (not sure if the depth is a typo but that's what the ebuy7 web page says).

This leaves me asking where are the advantages to using the Bigme?
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Hmmm.... 10.9" Apple iPad with 64GB storage for $780 Cdn or Bigme B1 Pro for $1010 Cdn. Price for both includes shipping. CPU comparison between the Apple A14 Bionic chip and the Bigme's "Quad Core 1.8GHz" CPU, display resolution of 2360x1640 compared to 1872x1404 (624x468 in colour), colour levels at 16.7 million compared to 4096, display speed of HD video at 60fps compared to HD video at .3fps, weight 454 gms for the iPad vs 440 gms for the Bigme, size for the iPad Air 247.6x178.5x6.1 mm vs the Bigme's 300x238x43 mm (not sure if the depth is a typo but that's what the ebuy7 web page says).

This leaves me asking where are the advantages to using the Bigme?
Battery life?
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Hmmm.... 10.9" Apple iPad with 64GB storage for $780 Cdn or Bigme B1 Pro for $1010 Cdn.
This leaves me asking where are the advantages to using the Bigme?
Or a lenovo 10.3" tablet for maybe about CDN$200, add 256 G micro SD for maybe CND$ 50? Cheaper because, (a) Not Apple. (b) Not a Retina display. I wear about 3.5 reading glasses, so while a bit higher resolution might be nice on fine print A4 PDFs, it's good enough for 10"

I like eink. Not convinced coloured eink has the same advantages. I baulked at price of the 8" Forma and bought a 7" Libra ink, 10.3" Lenovo tablet and 256 G Byte microSD card for less than the cost of a Forma over a year ago. No doubt the battery life on a 10" coloured eink is wonderful, but I'm still going to read almost all novels on the 7" Kobo Libra. Weight!

I treated myself to a needless luxury last week, a 7.8" Likebook Mars. The 8" Kobo Forma is cheaper here than it was, but I'm happy with the Libra. I hope I'm not too disappointed with the Likebook Mars.

I can't see the advantage of a 10" colour eink over a 10" tablet unless you read outside and read a lot of comics. You'd want a warm coat and big umbrella even during most of the summer here.

I know graphic novels and comics have a very keen niche market. But it's expensive content for not a lot of reading. I kind of lost interest in them 25 years ago, though I bought one last year. Which is actually all monochrome, a Babbage and Lovelace adventure.

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The only mention I found is up to 90 days in standby.
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Or a lenovo 10.3" tablet for maybe about CDN$200, add 256 G micro SD for maybe CND$ 50? Cheaper because, (a) Not Apple. (b) Not a Retina display. I wear about 3.5 reading glasses, so while a bit higher resolution might be nice on fine print A4 PDFs, it's good enough for 10"
I used the Apple iPad since many people complain about Apple products being overpriced and I've been looking at a replacement for my iPad Pro. I could have used a Samsung tablet with much the same results.
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The only mention I found is up to 90 days in standby.
Doing a Google, I found a standby time of 2 days.

https://www.att.com/device-support/a...78/Apple/A2068

What I don't think it is an apples to apples comparison.
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Doing a Google, I found a standby time of 2 days.

https://www.att.com/device-support/a...78/Apple/A2068

What I don't think it is an apples to apples comparison.
Huh? The 90 days standby time was for the Bigme device. As the standby time you found, it's for an iPad Pro not an iPad Air and an iPad Pro with builtin cellular at that (the talk time of 10 hours on 3G is a bit of a giveaway). My current iPad Pro WiFi only lasts well over 2 weeks on standby. That comes from when I left it at work while on vacation and it had dropped to ~50% battery after 16 days. I have very few non-essential apps installed and none that I can control are allowed to run in the background, check location, etc.

Apples to apples? Would it have made you feel better if I had used a Samsung tablet as the basis for the comparison to compare Android to Android. As I said, I compared a device from a manufacturer often derided for high prices. Given the price comparison, it's hard for me to see how purchasing the Bigme could be justified. I realize a good chunk of the cost may be due to the colour eInk panel but otherwise, it's specs are pretty much any low end commodity Android tablet (2GB RAM, 32GB storage, etc.).
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Huh? The 90 days standby time was for the Bigme device. As the standby time you found, it's for an iPad Pro not an iPad Air and an iPad Pro with builtin cellular at that (the talk time of 10 hours on 3G is a bit of a giveaway). My current iPad Pro WiFi only lasts well over 2 weeks on standby. That comes from when I left it at work while on vacation and it had dropped to ~50% battery after 16 days. I have very few non-essential apps installed and none that I can control are allowed to run in the background, check location, etc.

Apples to apples? Would it have made you feel better if I had used a Samsung tablet as the basis for the comparison to compare Android to Android. As I said, I compared a device from a manufacturer often derided for high prices. Given the price comparison, it's hard for me to see how purchasing the Bigme could be justified. I realize a good chunk of the cost may be due to the colour eInk panel but otherwise, it's specs are pretty much any low end commodity Android tablet (2GB RAM, 32GB storage, etc.).
You seemed to be comparing the two devices. You than asked a question, I gave a likely possibility. You than offered the Bigme standby battery life without mentioning anything about iPad. I than did a quick google and reported the iPad Pro (with cellular) standby time. I even joked that it wasn't an apples to apples comparison.

I would guess that in normal usage scenarios, the bigMe would win on battery life. My guess may be wrong.

I'll leave the "value" of the two devices for others to debate.
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