Iâ€™m writing this post outside in the sunshine. Lovely environment to work in, except I can hardly see the screen.
But e-ink displays, such as on Amazonâ€™s Kindle, are far easier to read in bright light. Theyâ€™ve been around for years, so why hasnâ€™t anyone made an e-ink laptop?
There have been dedicated e-ink monitors, but it seems itâ€™s only now that someone is brave enough to launch an e-ink laptop. As covered in Lilliputing, eBook maker Onyx is launching a 9.7 inch screen laptop called the Boox Typewriter.
Thereâ€™s minimal information around yet, but The Digital Reader has a video from Charbax, and it seems to be an Android Netbook convertible. Note the comments comparing it to the Freewrite.
Iâ€™m sold already. With an e-ink screen this should have good battery life, and it just needs a basic word processor. Sign me up for the first batch.