Sony Looks To Replace Paper With $700 Tablet
Say goodbye to paper cuts and hello to being broke.
As tablet devices become more and more prominent in modern society, many people are surely wondering how long we must wait until this side of technology has advanced enough that we can just fit everything important on them and live the lives of a science fiction reality. Sony has been looking to push towards that bit by bit over the years with its line of E-Ink tablets. These devices look to cut down on paper consumption by allowing you to write on the device itself and save that work to be sent wirelessly, and now Sony has a brand new one called the DPT-RP1, because cool names are for losers.
While Sony's original iteration of this device cost in the neighborhood of $1100, this new one will only(!) run you about $700, which is certainly a step in the right direction, but not exactly competitively priced to, you know, paper itself. Still, this new device seems intended for businesses rather than the general public. While it keeps its predecessor's 13.3 inch size, it ups the resolution from 1200x1600 dots to 1650x2200 dots. The device unfortunately only works with the PDF format, but it does come with a desktop app that converts websites and documents to PDF and sends them to your tablet.
It's certainly a solid idea overall, but that's a hefty price for what it is. Regardless, it goes on sale in Japan on June 5.
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