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Asus Thinks About Digital Ink Note Takers with Eee Tablet

Asus is not only showing off its Eee Pad prototypes at Computex, it is also touting the Eee Tablet. Confused? well, kinda, sorta. But Inkers might pay attention to the distinction. The 8 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display of the Eee Tablet is being targeted towards note takers. It is capable of displaying 64 shades of gray and the touch screen is a supposedly very sensitive 2450 DPI touch screen sensitivity that interacts with a special stylus. It is not e-Ink.

So the Eee Tablet is a note taking device with an very sensitive screen that Asus says is like writing on paper, and it is also an eBook reader. It’s due in September at a price point between $199 and $299.

Engadget has more pics and video here.

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5 Comments

  1. Irked Inker

    05/31/2010 at 11:42 am

    Gotta be impressed by a company that “gets it” (stylus = useful) while at the same time utterly failing to “get it” (no stylus for either Eee Pad). At least the battery life should be decent, and part of me really has missed the Newton MessagePad.

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  2. Nameless

    05/31/2010 at 8:15 pm

    It’s a 21st-century Newton MessagePad-with an active pen digitizer, to boot!

    The load times have me concerned, however. If I’m going to be using it to take notes, that should be kept to more of a minimum.

    Another slight detractor is the use of a grayscale screen, though color LCDs do draw significantly more power. I could probably get over it if the battery life was good enough in return, but that’s something I don’t know yet.

    For US$200-300, it’s much easier to afford than most products, but that’s still squarely in HP TC1100/Motion M1400 territory. The portability, battery life, and note-taking software will really have to set the Eee Tablet if I’m going to get one over another Hydis-equipped TC1100.

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  3. ethibault

    06/01/2010 at 4:38 am

    at long last
    when are they going to supply inking on netbooks ?

    it is high time taking notes on paper entered (past) History

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  4. acerbic

    06/02/2010 at 9:39 am

    They make their slate computer without a digitizer and stuff a digitizer into an e-reader instead. I would call it something other than “thinking”.

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  5. Web Hosting Review

    04/01/2011 at 10:30 am

    Asus keeps making big movies in the modern computer world!!..

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