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    News - Sony's 13.3-inch e-ink notepad arrives in the US in May

    However the Digital Paper slate will be pitched at a hefty $1100 price point.
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    Re: News - Sony's 13.3-inch e-ink notepad arrives in the US in May

    Weird - no backlight is a big loss and very limited. PDFs are a poor format for ebook readers too as they don't reflow well if at all. Instant tank IMO unless they can get a publishing/distribution deal tied in to provide end to end book replacement service. And I'm a big fan of high end ebook readers.

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    Re: News - Sony's 13.3-inch e-ink notepad arrives in the US in May

    This looks good and useful for quick notes but the lag on that scares me.

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    Re: News - Sony's 13.3-inch e-ink notepad arrives in the US in May

    Looks like a very typical first generation product, I only hope that enough of them sell to justify the subsequent generations as the overall idea does seem to be a good one.

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    Re: News - Sony's 13.3-inch e-ink notepad arrives in the US in May

    Agree completely with Lucio's comments. You can see where this is going and it's a great first effort, but it's going to need more refinement and a lower price before I'd consider it.

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    Re: News - Sony's 13.3-inch e-ink notepad arrives in the US in May

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    Agree completely with Lucio's comments. You can see where this is going and it's a great first effort, but it's going to need more refinement and a lower price before I'd consider it.
    Not just before you consider it, I think before anyone considers it. This will be a big flop for Sony.

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    Re: News - Sony's 13.3-inch e-ink notepad arrives in the US in May

    "aimed at <snip> higher education" I'm sorry, but who in higher education? As a student, I definitely can't afford it, as a lecturer the notes are online or on a few hundred paper copies, and as a researcher... well I don't actually know, maybe. Make it cheap enough to pay for itself in saved paper, or add android, apps, etc.

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