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Asus Eee Note EA800 Tablet/Reader Unboxing



The folks at have gotten their hands on the peculiar Eee Note EA800 from Asus and put up an unboxing video. They give it a quick once over and note that they’ve been working with a Chinese language version of the device and an English language ROM that hasn’t allowed them much time.

Nicole Scott calls it an eBook Reader on steroids and Sascha calls it an Apple Newton on steroids and that’s why I call it peculiar. It has a black and white/gray screen but isn’t an eInk display. It’s running a Marvel chipset and comes with a small collection of Apps. It also supposedly allows you to take notes on the screen. It has a camera that takes color photos but you can’t display them in color on the gray scale screen. There’s a quick demo of the Inking within the video and the screen’s pressure sensitivity looks pretty good.



  1. HG

    12/12/2010 at 9:30 pm

    I still think that all these black/white screen eReader might be a little late now that a lot of color tablet can do the same as eReader for about the same price. I know battery life, and for just as a strict eReader, these eReader devices do a great job. If the price for all these black/white eReaders would sell for around $60.00 then I can see them selling. Just my thoughts. But the EA800 is really good for a eReader device.

  2. Anonymous

    12/18/2010 at 11:43 pm

    Put a mirasol screen in there and then we’ll be getting somewhere with this.

    I understand that they use a grayscale, non-backlit LCD for battery life reasons, but a color screen would be useful for things like the highlighter.

    It’s too bad that the linked video didn’t show how those notes sync with a PC, either. I find that quite important, especially if one can edit those notes on the PC side.

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