With digitization services taking over the conventional pen-paper modes of education, it was only right for the tech-giants around the world to take notice of the trend and give their inputs in this revolution. Several companies like Amazon with its Kindle, Lenovo with its Yoga Book and Acer with its transformer book, aim to replace the conventional paper notebooks in its entirety. Tablets and 2 in 1 laptops are currently working their way into the education industry as a digital mode of education. However, the multi-tasking nature of a tablet makes it quite distractive in nature and hence not efficient enough to replace a classic notebook in schools and colleges.
Sony has made an effort to bring the perfect replacement for the paper notebooks, and they are calling their product, E-ink Tablet.
Not many people are aware of the fact that this E-ink tablet is not the first one of its type and Sony has experimented with similar gadgets in the past. The original version of this tablet, known as the Digital Paper did not get much recognition. With the launch of E-ink tablet, Sony plans to rule the smart paper market again.
Let us have a quick look at the specifications of this new device.
Display Size and Build
The device boasts a 13.3-inch display with 1650 x 2220-pixel resolution, unlike its predecessor which featured a slightly lower resolution of 120 x 1600-pixels. This new resolution will allow a sharper image render on the large screen of the device. This will also allow you to work in dark conditions without straining your eyes a lot.
The device is targeted towards the people on the go. With a light weight of 349 grams only, this device weighs near to a normal 200-page notebook. The thickness of the device is as low as 30-pages of a classic notebook stacked together.
Sony has also bumped up the processor specifications on the digital paper device. The new device features a quad-core Marvell IAP140 64-bit application processor. The older version of the device featured a slightly underpowered processor. This processor is capable enough to run several documents at a go without crashing.
The device is capable of reading only PDF documents. However, the company covers the web browsing experience of the users by providing software with the device that converts the web pages of a website in a PDF format.
Battery and Storage
The best part about this device is that it can survive up to one full month on battery before running out of juice. The device is also capable of charging fully within a short 5.5-hour period. Unlike its predecessor that featured a 4 GB of internal memory, the E-ink tablet features a 16 GB of internal memory.
The device is made for college students and people who want to edit and read documents on a trip carrying a light weight device. The device also comes with a stylus that can be used to make edits to the documents giving you a digital writing pad experience.
The only downside to this device is that it is priced at nearly 47,000 Rupees making it costly enough to be over budget for a student.