Sony’s newly-announced Digital Paper is going to be a very large ereader that allows users to make notes directly on its e-paper screen using a handy stylus which will function as a pen and highlighter.
The DPTS1 will have a 13.3-inch, 1200 x 600 pixel display that features high contrast and no need for a backlight. The screen will render full letter-size documents so users don’t have to scroll to read.
Documents will be rendered in PDF format, but the device will also save and convert Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files to be viewed and annotated, thanks to the stylus which can also function as an eraser.
Sony claims the ereader’s 4GB of internal memory will be able to store up to 2,800 PDF files. Storage is also going to be expandable via a microSD card slot.
The Digital Paper will connect to the Internet via WiFi, and also include USB connectivity for fast file transfer. The product is going to include a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which Sony promises will allow for up to three weeks’ use on a single charge. It will be 9.25 x 12.25 x 0.26 inches and weigh 12.6 ounces.
The DPTS1 is set to go on sale in May at a hefty suggested price of $1,100.