The Nexus 7: Google ships a tablet
Posted Aug 1, 2012 8:21 UTC (Wed) by khim
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borrow an e-ink reader some time. It's a difference you don't realize until you experience it.
If it's "a difference you don't realize until you experience it" then e-ink is already dead as I've explained before. The writing is one the wall. Two years ago I've seen a lot of guys with e-ink devices when I've travelled by bus. Today a see more iPads then Android and more Android then einks. This means public have voted. With their feet. Few years from now e-ink will either be moved to China (with accompanying loss of quality) and will be closed altogether. If first scenario will happen then it'll be produced for a few more years till LCD/OLED/etc tablets will finally reach the quality of e-ink. Note: they may never reach the quality of today's E Ink Pearl, but they will reach and surpass the reduced quality of bargain model.
It's about the same as when monitors started going to higher refresh rates, many people reported that they had no problems with the 30Hz refresh monitors, but once they experienced the difference for a while they wold then notice the difference when moving back.
Good example. 120-150Mhz CRTs were great. In fact they are still great (I own one), but… try to find one in a shop. E-ink will follow the same pattern. It's not a question of "if", it's a question of "when".
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