Because a notebook too mainstream - Sony Digital Paper
Andrei Calina | On 28, Mar 2014
But we already have tablets…
Nowadays, when tablets are becoming more and more popular, it seems that Sony wants to promote the idea of digital paper, with a product called..well, Digital Paper.
Basically a 13-inch e-ink display, this device acts like a piece of paper, allowing you to make notes or highlight stuff, using a special stylus. But since we’re talking about a DEVICE, you can also download and upload documents on it or store up to 2800 pages. A bit different from simple paper, right?
Sony Digital Paper is using PDF files and since we’re dealing with a e-ink display, with no backlight, a full charge lasts up to three weeks. Also, you shouldn’t have any problems reading the text in bright light, thanks to the above-mentioned lack of backlight.
And how much do you need to pay if you want this modern piece of paper? $1100, when it goes on sale in May. Considering that for all that money you can get a top of the notch tablet, I can easily say that Sony’s Digital Paper would make a pretty bad investment. But if you really want it…
What do you think? Is such a device really necessary?