Sony has launched its latest bid to promote paperless offices: the DPT-RP1 digital paper tablet.
The device boasts a 1650 x 2200 dot, 13,3-inch e-ink display that replicates the look – and, to some extent, the feel – of traditional paper.
The “non-slip” panel couples with a bundled digital pen to form a fully-functioning tablet, complete with 16GB of storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and a battery that the company promises will last at least a week.
The device’s drawback is its file format limitation, as it currently only handles PDF documents.
That means it’s not an ebook reader, nor is it a fully-functioning tablet.
Rather, it’s an office tool for those looking to drastically cut down on their paper use (or waste).
The device will go on sale in Japan from the 5th of June, for a rather steep ¥80 000 (R10 000).