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    News - Sony’s 13.3-inch e-ink notepad aimed at university students

    It comes with a stylus, is only 6.8mm thick, has a three week battery life and weighs 385g.
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    Re: News - Sony’s 13.3-inch e-ink notepad aimed at university students

    If it reads .epub, I want one.

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    Re: News - Sony’s 13.3-inch e-ink notepad aimed at university students

    Yeah, this looks like it could be great, and I would certainly buy one as long as it isn't constrained to only PDF's.

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    Re: News - Sony’s 13.3-inch e-ink notepad aimed at university students

    This would be perfect for computer eBooks. I find the screen on my Kindle Touch too small.

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    Re: News - Sony’s 13.3-inch e-ink notepad aimed at university students

    About time! Ditto, would love to use this for technical PDFs

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    Re: News - Sony’s 13.3-inch e-ink notepad aimed at university students

    About time. This is the right sort of size esp. for PDFs (also find Kindle too small).
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    Re: News - Sony’s 13.3-inch e-ink notepad aimed at university students

    only 16 shades of grey? I was hoping for 50. But on a serious note I would definitely make good use of this. I was thinking about getting a normal tablet for taking notes on but this seems like a more elegant solution.

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    I will be buying this when it arrives, will replace my Kindle that has been taken over by a family member and replace my notebooks used for University lectures. I'll need to invest in a program to convert kindle books to pdf files when I get it.

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    Re: News - Sony’s 13.3-inch e-ink notepad aimed at university students

    I'd be interested if they price it cheap enough (I suspect that it'll end up being more than what I's like to pay though).

    What would be useful, for me, would be to have a device like this with built in scanner. No idea how feasible to do something like that without making it too thick or heavy (though for it's purpose, it would not bother me if it was 3x the weight). The problem I have encountered while learning Japanese (and I am sure it's an issue language students in general have come across), is the massive amount of handouts used for in-class exercise. Those handouts can be useful for reviews, but the problem is that they already have the answers scribbled in them. There are ways around it of course, I could make a photocopy, erase the answers (either tip-ex the copy, or use a rubber if I filled the original with a pencil). But then I'd end up storing twice as many sheets of paper and waste each extra copies used for reviews. Not to mention I would need to waste time going through the whole process. Or I could just try to block the answers before I peek but sometime I end up glancing at the answer before I block with my hands. Now if I could scan a handout, and re-do it as many times as I want, that'd be very handy for subjects that involves a heavy dose of drilling (e.g. languages).

    Of course, this would not be necessary if e-ink notepad becomes the norm and teachers can distribute the handout electronically. But that'd be something for the next generation of students..

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    Re: News - Sony’s 13.3-inch e-ink notepad aimed at university students

    I think we have a winner!

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    Re: News - Sony’s 13.3-inch e-ink notepad aimed at university students

    This could be fantastic for my wife. She has folders of sheet music for whistle, guitar and piano as well as countless crocheting and knitting patterns.

    That is, as long as it is easy enough to put PDF's or similar on there.

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    Re: News - Sony’s 13.3-inch e-ink notepad aimed at university students

    13.3" e-ink screen - I want one !


    The perfect device would also have a camera to scan in a page ....
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