Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Feb 2010 19:09 UTC, submitted by lemur2
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless As promised, a write-up about Notion Ink's Adam. Yes, it's yet another tablet, and yes, there's only so many ways you can build a tablet, but this one is special: it has a much-vaunted Pixel Qi display, a type of display that is supposed to herald the coming of the Unicorn of Plenty. All hype aside, this is a pretty cool piece of technology.
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RE: Almost ideal ...
by smoerk on Thu 18th Feb 2010 10:28 UTC in reply to "Almost ideal ..."
smoerk
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2009-07-10

... but 1024x600 screen resolution is a bit low for me. Why boast of full HD playback if the screen isn't even show HD-ready (1280x720) resolution?


the low resolution is the only reason i wouldn't buy a adam. 1280x720 or higher would be much much better. sony vaio p-series has 1600x768 on an 8" display, that's a resolution for reading text.

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RE[2]: Almost ideal ...
by lemur2 on Thu 18th Feb 2010 12:00 in reply to "RE: Almost ideal ..."
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2007-02-17

"... but 1024x600 screen resolution is a bit low for me. Why boast of full HD playback if the screen isn't even show HD-ready (1280x720) resolution?


the low resolution is the only reason i wouldn't buy a adam. 1280x720 or higher would be much much better. sony vaio p-series has 1600x768 on an 8" display, that's a resolution for reading text.
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AFAIK, the Pixel Qi screen in e-paper mode has many times the resolution that the same screen has in colour mode. In other words, it is fine for reading text (in epaper mode).

1080p resolution would therefore only be useful for/applicable to the HDMI output.

Edited 2010-02-18 12:01 UTC

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RE[3]: Almost ideal ...
by KMDF on Thu 18th Feb 2010 15:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Almost ideal ..."
KMDF Member since:
2010-02-17

Ok .. but .. that doesn't negate torbenm's point. Why boast HD when you can't deliver full HD. 99.99% of consumers would see "HD" and think "sweet, full HD videos on this tablet. Umm ... wait a minute."

Kind of bait-and-switch.

Edited 2010-02-18 15:10 UTC

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RE[2]: Almost ideal ...
by bnolsen on Thu 18th Feb 2010 14:30 in reply to "RE: Almost ideal ..."
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2006-01-06

You're joking, right? The sony pixel size and resolution is totally unusable. I know someone who has one of those sonys. He also has a 1024x600 netbook. Guess which one gets used? (not the sony).

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