One of the easiest ways to be a little more environmentally friendly is to cut down on paper waste. Sony’s latest tablet wants to be that reusable writing replacement, though it trades the ecological harm of physical paper for the economical harm of its price tag.

Enter the DPT-RP1, a massive tablet and update to the Sony’s previous ‘digital paper system,’ the DPT-S1.  

The DPT-RP1 features a 13.3-inch display with an impressive 1650 x 2200 resolution, a precision stylus that attaches to either end of the tablet (much to the relief of lefties) and a non-slip design that makes it feel like you’re actually writing on paper.

Paper or plastic?

The DPT-RP1 is designed to work with Sony’s Digital Paper App interface, which allows files, notes, and reading material to be shared from the tablet to a computer. 

Unfortunately, the DPT-RP1 only supports .PDF files, so anyone looking for a big-screen replacement for their Kindle e-reader are going to be severely limited.

Also making the DPT-RP1 more of a business tool than a consumer electronic is a premium open price in the neighborhood of 80,000 yen (about $720,  £580, AU$960), according to The Verge.

The DPT-RP1 is set to go on sale June 5 in Japan. For those looking for a productivity tablet of their own, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is more than likely up to the task for a similar price/screen size. If that’s not your cup of tea, there’s a whole bunch of iPad Pro alternatives out there that can also fit the bill.


Source: techradar – Gadgets
Sony’s new tablet wants to replace paper – for a hefty price