Plastic Logic shows executive e-book reader
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An executive e-book reader?
Does that take a book and reduce it to a two-paragraph summary which carefully ignores the tricky issues?
"The slowness is due a poky processor taking eons to layout the page (which is why the Sony PRS-600 is much faster than the 300). eInk isn't great for refreshes, but only takes around 500ms to reset and redraw the page. "
That's nothing. Plastic Logic's clearly not using the tech it's meant to have developed. Those plastic transistors are unlikely to get above 5Mhz (if they use magazine level resolution and the materials properties I've seen reported).
Summing up. Slow (to some people), expensive (to most) and with a huge border around the display.
It's not looking good.
Wow that's slow!
And this is their topline model!
The slowness is due a poky processor taking eons to layout the page (which is why the Sony PRS-600 is much faster than the 300). eInk isn't great for refreshes, but only takes around 500ms to reset and redraw the page. I can't see 'pro' 'executives' having fun as they wait a few seconds for each page to pop up.
Nice to see how the guy has his patter timed precisely to cover the sluggish performance.
Until I saw this video I was vaguely interested in the Que, but that performance is deadly.
Oh how I want one...
...maybe in 2015 when they are cheap enough for Sysadmins to buy. Little things first, like fixing up the house and dealing with the ramping-up inflation. (Which goes hand in hand with the not-ramping-up salary.)
Woah thats fucking expensive.
I'd rather buy a laptop for that money. Much better deal.