If you like ePaper, E-Ink and reading your eBooks using an eReader, then Notion Ink has created something that is considered to be totally revolutionary: a new tablet that really is great! What makes it rock is Pixel Qi's hybrid display that lets wholly your choice between ePaper and traditional LCD display at will, even at mid-reading. And there is a third display, described down below.
Why you should wish to accomplish that is another question, but it is likely that lighting conditions will sometimes be better best for one or other of this alternative displays. It was displayed at CES 2010, although as yet just has been given a temporary name: appropriately Adam. For those of you to whom eReaders would be name of the game, you should also do not forget- this is an ink tablet and not an eReader per se. However, it has a few exciting features that will pull the strings and press the buttons of anybody that gets excited by innovation in this technology.
Pixels' Qi technology is these exciting innovations you just love to see employed by the first time. Enabling ePaper to be viewed without glare in full sun light, and then switching to regular LCD or a low-watt is included with display. It is relying on Android, and offers just over 10 inches of monitor at 1024 x 600 pixels.
The purpose on the three display options is that the e-Ink and e-Paper display can be read in sunlight without reflection problems, although you will have the option of their standard LCD display if that just what you prefer - many do in fact, and the E-Ink display is not as popular as many believe it to often be. The third option, a low-power trans-reflective screen, saves on battery power, and may be placed whenever you want to conserve the battery and lighting conditions enable you to read the screen without eye-strain.
The tablet is claimed to be capable of play a 1080 pixel video for eight hours without recharging, and one which you can browse online for 16 hours. According to Notion, it is the only company make use of of the Qi screens with a tablet, and so reduce battery consumption to around 10% of traditional. Not only that, but there are several accessories offered much like a digital compass, GPs, and accelerometer and a 3 Meg camera equipment. It also has speakers and a microphone, and the integrated memory ranges from 16 to 32 gig, with a SD card slot if more is necessary. Something similar was created by Fujitsu a year ago: as described inside of article 'E-paper ii.0 And Fujitsu Has It In Color', FLEPia e-readers incorporate Fujitsu's ground breaking color e-paper, 4GB SD flash memory card, XGA quality display that supports 768X1024 and either 8 or 4096 colors can be chosen (Digital Book Readers).
This is a few mean machine, and even though it is 'just' a tablet, it is especially powerful with a price tag of around $325. Add to that Bluetooth, WiFi and USB, HDMI and headphone connectors, and you know that you receive your money's worth. Yourrrre able to go further and mention its capacity of running three 1080 bit streams along with its beautiful profile (not everybody is worried with spec - they love the appear!) and you will pay the $325 without one single blink.
CoolER or BeBook? Forget it unless you need a small eReader that can make for little other. This tablet is exactly that: a tablet that rocks and will be you three ways to read your eBooks, magazines and newspapers. If specs thrill you, than the is a number of.3' x 9.8' x 0.6', a bit thicker than some dedicated eReaders, nevertheless again, it could a lot more. The chip is an nVidia TEGRA as well as its not tough to lose sight of the fact that this is not a netbook personal.
It is machines such as the Notion Ink 'Adam' that imposes (only) slight doubts upon not able to dedicated Readers such simply because the Kindle, the Nook and then of the Sony equivalents. However, as yet, this tablet, is actually certain attempt a massive chunk in the netbook market, does not compete directly with the previously mentioned dedicated eReaders for a large number of reasons, one being that running barefoot was made to be predominantly an e-reader. Nevertheless its ePaper technology enables savings to be manufactured in power usage and battery life, and glare is consequently lower although the transreflective display option helps you have a visible view in direct strong sunlight.
Between Notion Ink, Pixel Qi paper technology and Google's Android application framework, we have here a tablet that can truly be said to be 'new' as they it combines the more important cutting edge technology is actually why being applied to the most recent and needed tablet and eBook viewers. It will be some time, however, before tablets can play competitively with eReaders for that one specialist application, and because of the size and convenience helpful of such dedicated eBook readers, could possibly never develop. At least, not using current computers and technology.
Where this machine will benefit is with those that are looking for a small tablet computer that may enable the actual read eBooks and other publications, however for whom the eReader capability is not their sole need.