Specs summary

Screen
13.3"

The Sony Digital Paper's screen is 13.3 inches with 1200 x 1600 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The tablet runs on the Unknown operating system (OS).

Camera
No
This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.
Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Sony's performance ratings are 504 minutes Wi-Fi surfing, 504 hours reading.



Reviews summary

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RATING

What's good  

  • Beautiful display
  • Fast performance
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Massive eInk display

What's bad  

  • Price
  • Lack of format support
  • Limited availability

When it comes to eReaders, most devices are limited to around 7-inches and few have offered more than a static reading experience. With its latest device, the Digital Paper, Sony is hoping to breathe new life and corner a new market with eReader devices. Does it stand up to the hype? Let’s take a look at reviews.

It doesn’t take much to see this isn’t your average Kindle or Kobo device. At 13.3 inches, this is not only the largest mainstream eInk display available, Sony touts that it is also the thinnest. Designed to allow display of full A4-formatted PDF files without the need to zoom or scroll, it features a 1200-by-1600 resolutions. Reviews noted the text was crisp, and, thanks to the nature of eInk displays, a joy to read even in the brightest lighting.

The slate is powered by a 1GHz single-core processor to make page turns quick and load documents in just a few taps. The stylus included with the tablet allows you to take notes, annotate documents and even sketch with a variety of tip styles built into the software. Reviews found that the fine tip on the stylus made legible handwriting simple. The slate also features a capacitive multi-touch display for all the gestures, such as pinch-to-zoom, that you might be used to on other device.

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4GB of internal storage provides plenty of room to store your files, should you need more Wi-Fi provides access to popular cloud storage providers or the SD card slot allows for easy memory expansion.

Unfortunately, all of this comes with two major drawbacks for the average consumer. The first, and likely biggest, concern is price. With intent to market the Digital Paper to business professionals, the $1,100 suggested retail price is a steep bar of entry.

The other concern is a lack of format support. Natively, the device does not support ePub, MOBI or other popular eBook files. It is designed for and optimized to handle PDFs only. However, Good eReader noted that converting files with software to PDF produced outstanding results.

Overall, if you don’t mind a little extra work to view files that aren’t in PDF, work heavily with PDF files and have a bit of money to invest, the device certainly turned heads in reviews. Good eReader sums up reviews nicely, stating, “The Sony Digital Paper is simply the best e-reader made for editing PDF files.”


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date April 1, 2014
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Unknown

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Secondary OS No
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
4 GB
RAM Unknown
ROM Unknown
GPS No
Digital compass No
FlightMode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, Stylus, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time No
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 504 hours
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time 504 hours
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 31.0 x 23.3 x 2.1 cm
(12.2 x 9.2 x 0.8 in)
Weight 357 grams
(12.6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Colors Unknown
Resolution 1200 x 1600 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 13.3 inches
3D No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination No
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad / Screen Lock No
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP
Browser Unknown
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email No
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar No
World Clock No
Alarm No
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer PDF
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games No
Apps No
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Sony DPT-S1

Related Links Quick Start Guide (PDF)
Sony Digital Paper Manual (PDF)
Where to buy Sony Digital Paper
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