Sony’s ‘Digital Paper’ (model number DPT-RP1) now seems to be available to pre-order in the US. The device is currently listed on retailers including Amazon and B&H, and is listed with a June 20 release date. In terms of the price, the Sony Digital Paper is currently listed at $699.99. Although it is also available to pre-order along with a “portable slim and compact design cover.’ With the price of the combined package coming in at $759.98.
In many ways the Sony Digital Paper is simply a tablet. Although it is far different to the bulk of tablets that can be currently found. For one thing, its size puts it much more in the smaller laptop and Chromebook territory as the Sony Digital Paper comes with a 13.3-inch display. Likewise, that display is not exactly designed for most of the common use-cases associated with displays. Instead, this is an E-ink display which makes use of a 2200 x 1650 resolution, as well as a 16-level gray scale - offering the user more of a paper-like reading experience. In fact, in spite of its size, the weight of the Sony Digital Paper is one of its big selling points. As this tablet weighs in at a much lighter weight than other tablets, 349 grams. Or in other words, “about the thickness of 30 sheets of paper.”
So this particular tablet is clearly aimed at consumers who are looking for more of a reading and writing tablet experience. Aiding the latter, is a specially-designed (and included) stylus pen which can be used to directly draw and write on the display. Including more in-depth notations and drawings, compared to some of the other styli-touting devices. Resulting in an overall more natural writing experience. As for the rest of the specs, Sony’s Digital Paper is equipped with 16GB internal storage and is powered by a 64-bit Marvell IAP140 quad-core processor. In addition, the Sony Digital Paper offers the option to connect via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, while the included battery is listed to last up to one month on a single charge, and can be recharged in as little as three hours, when needed.