Seeking full-function tablet PC with E-Ink display
May 17, 2011 2:24 PM Subscribe
I may be in the market for a tablet PC, and in the best of all worlds would like to find a model with an E-ink *and* LCD display with Wi-Fi. Does such a thing currently exist?
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy to Technology (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have heard that the Ipad 3 coming out this fall will have a dual layer E-Ink & LCD display. I like the idea of E-ink to extend battery life and to help stave off eyestrain from using the tablet as an e-reader. LCD would also be useful in certain circumstances (videos, games). But I'd also like to make use of the computing functions of the device; e-books, web navigating via Wi-Fi, email, calendaring, minor gaming, videos, taking meeting minutes, document review, etc. Don't want anything I need to connect to cell phone service (pardon my phrasing... I'm not a tech expert). Need a front facing camera, jack to plug in headphones or talk headset, + prefer a USB port. The more battery life the better: Under 8 hours when unplugged won't cut it. I've looked at the Amazon Kindle, but this does not have the computing power I'd like.
Tablet & tech experts: Should I wait for the mythical Ipad 3's release to see if they do go with the convertible screen? Or check out another device? (Is there another tech analogous to E-ink?) I'm not attached to the thought of an Ipad (especially given Apple's limitations on apps & functions); if there's a powerful Android tablet out there with this type of screen that'll meet my other preferences I'd consider that too. Thanks!