Sony announced to release the second generation E-Ink tablet with digital paper in this June. The second generation model number DPT-RP1 will available in the US for $ 700 from June 20. The Sony upcoming tablet has made much improvement from the earlier version. According to the Cnet report, specifications of Sony E-Ink tablet are:
- 13.3-inch flexible electronic paper display (1,650×2,200 pixels), 16-level gray scale (displays full-size views of 8.5 by 11-inch documents)
- Projected capacitive touchscreen capable of pen input
- Dimensions (HWD): 8.82 x 11.9 x 0.23 inches (224 x 302.6 x 5.9 mm)
- 12.3 ounces (349 grams) — about the weight of a 70-page print out
- Up to 3 weeks of battery life with Wi-Fi off, or up to 1 week with Wi-Fi on (takes 3.5 hours to fully charge)
- Rechargeable stylus included
- Stylus tracking speeds have been optimized for minimal delay between pen and Digital Paper, so writing feels natural and responsive
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- 16GB of internal memory (11GB usable; stores around 10,000 PDF files)
- Send any file direct from your PC wirelessly to view it on your Digital Paper device, for paperless printing (Digital Paper Application is required for synchronization and document transfer)
- Supported unsecured file format: PDF
The other improvements include: latest version have Side Note function that allows users to write on one side and make notes to the other side at a time. Users can zoom the small text by clicking on the text. Advance search option allows to search by putting the title, keyword from the task bar.
Advance security option is the one of the major improvement in the Sony E-ink tablet, unauthorized users would not access to the digital paper. Marvell MIMO Wireless Technology functions to share the pdf files from tablet to PCs and other devices by using wifi.
Moreover, the Sony original version is for the researchers, professors, business persons and for the students. You can pre-order the Sony E-Ink tablet via Amazon and B&H.