Announced in early 2013, the Sony Digital Paper was a product that had been in the works for a long time. Aimed at business professionals (think legal or banking), the Sony Digital Paper offers a 13.3-inch E Ink display that is capable of mimicking traditional paper. Operated by touch via stylus or hand, the Digital Paper in essence can replace paper and make reading PDFs and signing A4-sized documents much easier. Boasting a HD display (1,200 x 1,600) and offering an unprecedented 3 week battery life while only weighing in at 12.6 ounces, the Sony Digital Display is a beast that’s altogether quite different than traditional tablets like the iPad. Think almost more Harry Potter than Iron Man.
Though by only $100, the Sony Digital Paper has crossed an important price threshold that should hopefully help them move a few more units. While $1,100 isn’t far off from $999, the newer price point is an easier number to budget for and plan for in business as oppose to $1,100 which can easily lend itself towards the $1,500 price point. This still doesn’t make the device ‘affordable’ though luckily Sony doesn’t have traditional consumers in mind for it. Still, the tech is quite exciting and the application of it can be seen far beyond legal and banking, especially with that three week battery life.
Do you think at an more affordable price point, the Sony Digital Paper has a place in consumer space?