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Old 11-29-2022, 12:26 PM   #1
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10.2" 300DPI screen Kobo?

Any rumors if Kobo is working on an e-reader with this screen?
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Old 11-29-2022, 12:51 PM   #2
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Now that the new Clara is out, it's possible Kobo is working on a new Elipsa to compete with the Kindle Scribe, but I don't think there is any indication of it yet.
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Now that the new Clara is out, it's possible Kobo is working on a new Elipsa to compete with the Kindle Scribe, but I don't think there is any indication of it yet.
I’d be surprised if they did. The Scribe is an answer to the Elipsa and remarkable
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I don't think Kobo needs to "compete with the Kindle Scribe" since the Scribe is clearly Amazon's attempt to catch up with Kobo in a niche it had ignored, but I do think that the Elipsa 2 will probably feature a higher dpi and other enhancements when eventually released. Heavy emphasis on "eventually"
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What do you think the next model will be? Kobo already updated the Clara, Libra, and Forma (Sage), which means Nia and Elipsa are probably next in line...
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Old 11-30-2022, 04:07 AM   #6
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What do you think the next model will be? Kobo already updated the Clara, Libra, and Forma (Sage), which means Nia and Elipsa are probably next in line...
Given the high profile marketing I see everywhere for Remarkable, I think the high end will get refreshed before the low. The Nia still feels like a pointless mistake to me, neither fish nor fowl
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:26 AM   #7
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The reMarkable has the most remarkable marketing. It's maybe the worst 10.3" 227 dpi eink! Only PDFs, only file browser gui (no library interface like Kindle and Kobo), only WiFi or USB network file transfer (prehistoric and limited), no onboard handwriting conversion, no storage expansion of the only 6 GByte. Arguably the original reMarkable has an easier to write on textured screen than reMarkable2 glass and useful prior-home-next buttons (none on reMarkable2).
Everyone else's 10.2" (except maybe old Sony) eink seems better.
I have Elipsa, Sage and original reMarkable with essentially same FW update as reMarkable2.
Also various Kindles, a Sony, other Kobos and I've had a Nook, iRiver and Binatones.
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The Nia is fine as budget model, better than prior Kindle Basic. My 9 yo granddaughter happy with it. Another granddaughter has a Sage because she reads much more and also filled notebooks with writing,
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Old 11-30-2022, 11:53 AM   #9
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I don't think Kobo needs to "compete with the Kindle Scribe" since the Scribe is clearly Amazon's attempt to catch up with Kobo in a niche it had ignored, but I do think that the Elipsa 2 will probably feature a higher dpi and other enhancements when eventually released. Heavy emphasis on "eventually"
I want to see something like the Aura One with a closer to 10" 300DPI screen. I don't need the note taking capability. Just a damn 10 inch e-reader with decent lighting and hopefully as lightweight as possible.

The fact that Amazon has put out something with a 10 inch 300DPI screen means that the technology to do this is available. Let's do it!
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Do E-Ink have any better screens than the Carta 1200 units shipping in the Clara 2e/Libra 2?

I'd like to see:
  • Faster refresh and less ghosting
  • Slightly bigger screens (7.8" was perfect for me)
  • Longer battery life
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Old 11-30-2022, 07:30 PM   #11
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Carta 1200 is the latest model. Do you find it to have too much ghosting?
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Old 11-30-2022, 11:30 PM   #12
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...The Nia still feels like a pointless mistake to me, neither fish nor fowl
I don't think it was pointless. It was just a replacement for the Aura 2, their budget eReader. I think Kobo's mistake was selling it for $100 and rarely putting it on sale, while the Clara was often put on sale for as low as $90. It also matches the Tolino Page 2 and I think it was made partly for the sake of consistency between Kobo's two lines of eReaders.
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Carta 1200 is the latest model. Do you find it to have too much ghosting?
Actually since 2021 there's a Carta 1250, with (it seems) incremental improvements over Carta 1200. I couldn't find much else about it.

Didn't some of the recent Kobo models suffer from excessive ghosting?
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I was interested to note a local online retailer offering the Sage at the equivalent of around $215 US, a 25% discount on its usual price here. The sale was billed "Electronics Aged Stock Clearout", and since the Sage is hardly THAT old, I wondered if the clearout might be an indicator that something newer might at least be in the pipeline.
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Didn't some of the recent Kobo models suffer from excessive ghosting?
I set my Libra 2 to refresh every 64 pages, because there is no visible ghosting at normal reading distances. I have to put my nose right up to the screen in order to see it.
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