Welcome to another Good e-Reader Video Comparison. Today, we look at the two of the latest generation devices that do an amazing job at reading PDF files. The Apple iPad Air and the Sony Digital Paper both provide unique experiences. The purpose of this video is to give you an indication on how both of these devices handle a very complex document and the pros and cons.
The Apple iPad Air has retina display, which provides deeper and richer colors. Whereas the Sony Digital Paper has an e-Ink display, which shows various gradients of black and white. The Air has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 and the DPT-S1 has 1600×1200. The Sony model is significantly lighter than the iPad and you should garner more battery life.
The Digital Paper was designed to exclusively view and edit PDF documents. The accompanied stylus allows you to take notes, make annotations or draw without any latency. The physical document you are augmenting actually is preserved, so you can easily transfer it to another device and it reflects all of the changes you made. The iPad on the other hand does not really give you a deep and rich experience, instead relying on a small army of free and paid apps.
The video below puts both of these devices head to head with the same PDF book, the Dungeons and Dragons Monsters Manual.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.