Sony's digital paper tablet is headed stateside in the coming weeks
If you are on the hunt for a new e-reader that can handle your collection of PDF files, you don't have to look further than Sony's DPT-RP1. The formerly Japan-exclusive e-Ink tablet is coming to the US in the coming weeks—no later than the end of June.
One thing that needs to be made clear right away: this e-reader reads PDFs only. No other file types are supported. That being said, Sony's Digital Paper app easily converts other file types to PDF format so that they work with the DPT-RP1.
Sony's new device allows you to physically write on files too. Using the included capacitive stylus allows users to jot notes and fill out forms as naturally as using paper and pen. In fact, sliding the stylus across the tablet's non-slip e-Ink display feels "like writing on paper," according to the company's official description.
Speaking of the display, the DPT-RP1 features a 13.3-inch screen with a 2200x1650 resolution that should handily accommodate most documents. The e-Reader also includes a quad-core processor and 16 GB of internal storage, which should be enough for 10,000 1 MB PDF files, says Sony.
The Sony DPT-RP1 will retail for $700 upon launch.