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Sony shrinks its Digital Paper tablet down to a more manageable 10 inches

By Devin Coldewey

I had a great time last year with Sony’s catchily-named DPT-RP1, an e-paper tablet that’s perfect for reading PDFs and other big documents, but one of my main issues was simply how big the thing is. Light and thin but 13 inches across, the tablet was just unwieldy. Heeding (I assume) my advice, Sony is putting out a smaller version and I can’t wait to try it out.

At the time, I was comparing the RP1 with the reMarkable, a crowdfunded rival that offers fantastic writing ability but isn’t without its flaws. Watch this great video I made:

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The 10-inch DPT-CP1 has a couple small differences from its larger sibling. The screen has a slightly lower resolution but should be the same PPI — it’s more of a cutout of the original screen than a miniaturization. And it’s considerably lighter: 240 grams to the 13-inch version’s 350. Considering the latter already felt almost alarmingly light, this one probably feels like it’ll float out of your hands and enter orbit.

More important are the software changes. There’s a new mobile app for iOS and Android that should make loading and sharing documents easier. A new screen sharing mode sounds handy but a little cumbrous — you have to plug it into a PC and then plug the PC into a display. And PDF handling has been improved so that you can jump to pages, zoom and pan, and scan through thumbnails more easily. Limited interaction (think checkboxes) is also possible.

There’s nothing that addresses my main issue with both the RP1 and the reMarkable: that it’s a pain to do anything substantial on the devices, such as edit or highlight in a document, and if you do, it’s a pain to bring that work into other environments.

So for now it looks like the Digital Paper series will remain mostly focused on consuming content rather than creating or modifying it. That’s fine — I loved reading stuff on the device, and mainly just wished it were a bit smaller. Now that Sony has granted that wish, it can get to work on the rest.

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Sony Debuts Small Version of Digital Paper E-Ink Tablet

By Radu Iorga

Sony had an interesting device launched last year, the Sony DPT-RP2 Digital Paper tablet, which was a giant E-Ink machine with an impressive battery life. It was an A4 size device and this week it got smaller, as Sony announced the A5 version of it. The newcomer is aptly named DPT-CP1 and it keeps the bulk of the specs, but changes format.

We’re dealing with a 10.3 inch screen here with a resolution of 1404 x 1872 pixels, at 224 dots per inch. It provides 16 levels of grayscale, 16 GB of storage for PDF files and supports sharing with iOS, Android, Windows and Mac via a companion app. The thickness is crazy, at 5.9 mm and the weight is about half a pound, also not bad at all. Sony promises here about a month of usage with a single charge. That’s the real appeal of the device, making it ideal for student or office use.

This is sadly just a product meant for the Japanese market, so no luck if you want it in Europe or USA. The price is said to be “about $650”, but it may be bigger in fact. At least it’s $100 cheaper than the bigger unit. Availability starts in early June. The other model measured 13.3 inches in diagonal and had a price of around $700 or $750. The big model shipped with a stylus, but that was reported to be laggy by its testers.

Hopefully Sony fixed the bugs and before you get excited, I should mention that the pen doesn’t come with support for pressure sensitivity.

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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: The Sony Xperia XZ2

By Tim

Today we  have a video from Linus over at TechLineHD and he is reviewing the Sony Xperia XZ2. This is a flagship class device and is actually pretty darned good!

Of course it is expensive and of course I will not be buying one, but it is still a very good phone with great cameras, good battery life and a powerful  Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. It can be found on Amazon for about $828 right now.  I know, Ouch!

But all that being said it has some great specs a great display, excellent cameras and many other cool features.

So let us skip right on over to the video and make sure you check out the TechLineHD channel on Youtube and subscribe for all sorts of great honest reviews on a wide variety of tech products!

That is all I have at this moment,

Tim

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Tablet Could Become a Thing, Leak Shows

By James A.

It’s been a while since Sony released a tablet, especially an Xperia model, but they may just get back in this segment, with a so called Xperia XZ2 Tablet. The last slate they released was the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and since then they hedged their bets on smartphones, more than slates.

A teardown of the Sony camera app has shown that Sony is going to launch two new tablets within the Sony Xperia XZ2 lineup. The APK data shows two potential devices, an 8 inch and 10 inch model. According to insiders, the tablets are going to come this summer, most likely announced with a future flagship the Sony Xperia XZ2 Pro. That one was actually expected to come at MWC 2018, but it didn’t make it.

If you ask me, “summer” may well turn into IFA 2018. Sony Xperia Z tablets were never big hits, except for maybe a Compact model or two coupled with a PlayStation joystick, that was actually a pretty swell gaming machine. It’s also true that many other Android device makers have abandoned the market, letting Apple have all the pie and the likes of Microsoft, Samsung and Lenovo struggle to dominate convertibles and detachables.

 

Judging from previous releases, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Tablet is probably going to be a Snapdragon-based machine, with 4 or 6 GB of RAM and a 6000+ mAh battery. For some reason I also have great expectations from the device’s camera system.

There should also be an Xperia XZ2 Tablet Compact, with 8 inch screen and I’m sure both models will have LTE versions and Oreo on board.

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Sony DPT-CP1 is a Digital Paper Device With E-Ink Display; Pops Up on FCC

By Radu Iorga

Sony has banked big time on its Digital Paper line of products, which have made history, by changing the paradigm of the E-Ink screens. Amazon gave up on the Kindle DX line, so the eReaders with E-Ink screens now come with smaller diagonals. Sony is all about the Digital Paper and bigger diagonals, though, filling the gap. And now a new model is coming.

It’s known as Sony DPT-CP1 and it recently leaked via a listing. Such devices let you draw, write notes or view various documentation and blueprints. That’s where the large screen is actually useful and 7 incher are useless. The unannounced Digital Paper device appeared at the FCC website this week.

The documents were submitted by Netronix, which is an OEM that makes eReaders for a few companies. Sony used to rely on in house production for E-Ink and Digital Paper devices, but it seems that outsourcing is the way to go now. Sadly, all we have is speculation, since the FCC listing doesn’t even mention a screen size, resolution or CPU. All we know is that we have WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, NFC, a 2.08 Ah 3.7 Vdc Li-Ion battery and a USB cable for power.

The third generation Digital Paper device most likely has a large screen and pen input. Expect a price in the $700 or $800 range. Corporations in Japan seem to have appreciated the first generations.

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