I have to say, I definitely like e-paper. And it is arrive a lengthy way because the crude early Kindles — presently you have e-readers that are as significant-resolution as the greatest telephones and iPads. And they are established to get even much better if E Ink’s newest screens make it into a couple solutions, as I hope they do.
It’s Display Week in LA, which is particularly what it appears like: All the display makers get alongside one another and admire each individual other’s displays. This calendar year there’s no doubt a lot of chat all around the water cooler about OLED, but E Ink isn’t permitting that get to them.
The business is exhibiting off a couple new display sorts, collaborations with Japan Display Inc., that place to shame the greatest e-readers on the market place currently. Just so we’re very clear, I’m talking about the incredible Aura One particular and the Kindle Oasis, both equally of which have a display density of about three hundred pixels for every inch.
What would you say if I advised you E Ink was exhibiting off a display that’s… four hundred PPI? Would you be impressed? Of course? Nicely then you are going to be delighted to listen to they are also exhibiting a single that’s 600 PPI — two times that of its toughest competitors.
You can see in that (really magnified) image just how much far more information and facts can be healthy on a bigger-PPI display, and how much significantly less aliased angled strains are. Actually, this will make type search superb.
Of course, its competitors are true gadgets and these displays are very small strips at a trade show, but even now, I get the experience we’re likely to see this tech trickle down to e-readers sooner or later.