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Old 04-10-2024, 08:27 AM   #601
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Has it been confirmed that the new Clara BW has a faster processor? Looking at the specs for the Clara BW and Clara 2e on Kobo's site, there is no mention of the processor, other then "1GHZ".
The Tolino versions of the new Kobo readers where also announced today (see here), which appear to have identical hardware.

Tolino lists these processors for the three devices:

MediaTEK MT8113L - ARM A53 1.0 GHz for the black / white Tolino Shine (Kobo Clara BW equivalent).
MediaTEK MTK8113T - Dual Core ARM A53 2.0 GHz for the Tolino Shine Color and Vision Color (equivalent to the Kobo Clara Color and Libra Color).
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Old 04-10-2024, 08:28 AM   #602
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But they left the Sage stagger on for at least another 6 months, with all its known battery issues. That's the surprise to me.
Over 5 hours solid reading (and I read faster than average, so plenty of power consuming page turns) is about 20% drop. That's not as good as a Libra or Libra 2, but still very usable. There are no multiple issues.

Obviously with the 8″ screen a front light at same brightness uses a lot more power than on a 6″ ereader. But I don't use front light, wifi or BT.
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What I find interesting is that the new Color Libra has a 2 core processor, a bigger battery, and 1GB of RAM. Now if only Kobo would do the same to the Libra 2 BW.
That would be my wish too. I don't want the color Libra with the Kaleido tech, which makes the screen darker and would force me to use more frontlight. I already use the frontlight at middle or high levels on my Libra, as I mostly read on it in daylight and want my screen to be off-white, not grey.
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Old 04-10-2024, 08:47 AM   #604
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Over 5 hours solid reading (and I read faster than average, so plenty of power consuming page turns) is about 20% drop. That's not as good as a Libra or Libra 2, but still very usable. There are no multiple issues.

Obviously with the 8″ screen a front light at same brightness uses a lot more power than on a 6″ ereader. But I don't use front light, wifi or BT.
Yeah, the numbers are far from being this rosy with the frontlight on even at a low level. I can't read without frontlight; the screen is too dark and the contrast too poor for my eyes.
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I'm still holding out hope for a Carta 1300 refresh for Libra.
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Old 04-10-2024, 09:18 AM   #606
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I'm still holding out hope for a Carta 1300 refresh for Libra.
Has to also have the new battery and the new processor or forget it.
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Old 04-10-2024, 09:40 AM   #607
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The Tolino versions of the new Kobo readers where also announced today (see here), which appear to have identical hardware.

Tolino lists these processors for the three devices:

MediaTEK MT8113L - ARM A53 1.0 GHz for the black / white Tolino Shine (Kobo Clara BW equivalent).
MediaTEK MTK8113T - Dual Core ARM A53 2.0 GHz for the Tolino Shine Color and Vision Color (equivalent to the Kobo Clara Color and Libra Color).
The Elipsa 2E has a very similar looking MediaTEK MT8113 dual core 2GHz CPU.
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But they left the Sage stagger on for at least another 6 months, with all its known battery issues. That's the surprise to me.
The Libra 2 is their biggest selling ereader and needed an upgrade so going with it first makes sense. The Clara is their second biggest seller so they wanted to get ahead on both with colour before moving to the Sage. They will need to bump the Sage up a lot by battery, processor, RAM and the market share is smaller.

Most of the users will probably not notice the contrast issues with the Colour because the frontlight will offset it.

I wanted an updated Libra BW with 1300, better processor and battery too, but we don't know when that will happen. The Sage Colour will probably be the next release.
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The Libra 2 is their biggest selling ereader and needed an upgrade so going with it first makes sense. The Clara is their second biggest seller so they wanted to get ahead on both with colour before moving to the Sage. They will need to bump the Sage up a lot by battery, processor, RAM and the market share is smaller.

Most of the users will probably not notice the contrast issues with the Colour because the frontlight will offset it.

I wanted an updated Libra BW with 1300, better processor and battery too, but we don't know when that will happen. The Sage Colour will probably be the next release.
i agree
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Can the color layer be ripped off off the Libra Color so it's a Libra BW?
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The Tolino versions of the new Kobo readers where also announced today (see here), which appear to have identical hardware.
The Tolino's seems also to be cheaper. The Vision Colour (=Libra Colour) is just Ç199 vs Ç229. Pays about half of your optional Kobo/Tolino stylus (in both cases Ç69)
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But on a video the 1/2 resolution isn't obvious. Also I almost never use a front light.
I'm talking about the contrast, not the resolution, and I always use a frontlight.
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They will need to bump the Sage up a lot by battery, processor, RAM and the market share is smaller.
That's true. PocketBook is buying a large number of the bigger screens, so perhaps E-Ink can't supply enough for them and Kobo.
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I'm talking about the contrast, not the resolution, and I always use a frontlight.
A video on youtube is also useless to gauge contrast.
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That's true. PocketBook is buying a large number of the bigger screens, so perhaps E-Ink can't supply enough for them and Kobo.
Pocketbook are a tiny company compared to Rakuten, owner of Kobo. Also much less volume than Kobo.
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