ASUS DR-900 e-Reader officially unveiled at CeBIT; built to take on Amazon Kindle DX

March 3, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The ASUS e-Reader is now official. The company has lifted the wraps off its e-Reader  at the CeBIT tech trade show in Hannover, Germany. The ASUS DR-900 is being showcased as a device with a 9-inch monochrome touch screen display and is all set to compete with Amazon’s Kindle DX.

The feature-rich ASUS DR-900 is a charmer with its display boasting of electrophoretic technology. This is courtesy of SiPix, which is a competitor to E-Ink, and has been a major presence in the e-paper market. Display specs read 1024 x 768, 150 pixels per inch, 16 scales of grey. A third of an inch thick and weighing 13 ounces, the DR-900 comes across as a featherweight device with a thinner bezel than the Kindle DX.

Other features include a built in web browser, capability to access RSS feeds and would look luring on the racks. Connectivity rests on wireless mode. However, ASUS has programmed the base models to get connected using 802.11g Wi-Fi.

Battery life could extend up to four days with Wi-Fi enabled, or two weeks with Wi-Fi turned off. On the storage front, the device boasts of 4GB of built-in storage.

(Via PCWorld)

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