List of e-ink tablets and e-readers with stylus

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  1. graki

    graki Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I sincerely doubt it. Without a proper in app support and optimization for eink partial refresh and latency of the rendering path, I can't see any way of making OneNote smooth enough for inking purpose. Perhaps with a way more powerful processor, absolutely crushing the lack of optimization, but even with that, it could be subpar compared to your typical constructor provided inking app for the wacom + eink combo. There is nothing we can do about it without involving Microsoft OneNote developers themselves.

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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Merci pour votre opinion et bienvenue a TPCR! :)
     
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  3. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Actually this new 10.3" Boox entry doesn't look too shabby either:

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    Amazingly the corresponding bluetooth keyboard dock costs only $36.

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    Marty Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Actually, this isn't strictly true; the E-PAD was one example of a penabled e-reader able to provide a responsive inking experience in standard OneNote. Unfortunately, that device seemed to have suffered from fulfillment issues and now runs an outdated version of Android.

    But the upside is, it means any e-ink OEM who actually bothers to examine the OneNote usecase can make it work. ;)
     
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  5. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    How to confuse your customers: comparing to the older Note2,

    the Note Air
    - is thinner
    - is faster
    - has more modern bluetooth
    - has more recent version of Android

    BUT...
    - is heavier
    - has half the storage
    - has less RAM
    - has 30% less battery
    - has no biometrics (lost the FP reader)


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    dellaster Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    They certainly confused the heck out of me when I was browsing their product pages earlier today. :vbtongue:
     
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  7. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Right? If I were the type to go cross-country on a motorbike, I'd probably opt for long battery life. :D

    Honestly most of the downgrades are fine by me, I'd have liked a fingerprint reader but otherwise it seems OK. I was interested enough to look into availability and it seems like the Oct 10 batch is sold out, next batch available Oct 20 iirc.
     
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    dellaster Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    And the “air” page had links to Amazon and AliExpress while neither had that item listed, much less for sale. Not a confidence builder for their company. :rolleyes:
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Yeah I noticed that. Personally I'll wait for the Amazon listing before even considering clicking a "buy" button. I want to make sure the return process is painless in case I get a dud.

    Other than availability, that Note Air looks pretty great. I like the left side "handle" design. They say the center of gravity is toward that edge, which would help make it feel lighter. And I like the idea of reading the news on e-ink, something I can't do with the Sony DPT (no browser).

    And finally, I like that it's not $900ish like the Max3. A $480 device I might even take to the beach. A $880 Max3, not so much.
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Goodereader has posted their review of the 13.3" Boox Max Lumi:

     
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