The Fujitsu A4 is the bigger brother of the A5. The big draw behind this device is that it has a 13.3 inch screen and there are only a small handful of these on the market. Most notably the Sony Digital Paper DPT-RP1 and the Onyx Boox MAX 3. You can read A4 documents, which is a standard 8.5×11 piece piece of paper, so PDF files can be read and edited, without needing to pinch and zoom the capacitive touchscreen display. Additionally, being an e-note, you can draw, take notes and organize your calendar.
This e-note has a 13.3 inch screen with a resolution of 2200 x 1650 with 207 PPI. It does not have a front-lit display. Underneath the hood is a Marvell IAP140 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. You can connect up to the your computer with the Fujitsu Desktop software via Wifi or Bluetooth. Battery life is promised at 3 weeks, so long as you are only “browsing a PDF document for 60 minutes / 30 pages a day.
The retail packaging is simply a cardboard box with the Quaderno name on the front and along the sides. The back of the box has a white sticker that shows the model name and serial number. When you open the box the Quaderno A5 is in a static proof bag. There is also a quick start guide that is in Japanese, but you can download the English version from Good e-Reader. The warranty card is also in Japanese, this is because Fujitsu is only marketing this in Japan, but it is now available from the Good e-Reader Store. The stylus is grey and the USB cable is black, it also comes with a nib removal tool.
When it comes to the design of the A4, it has a pure white color palette. The back is a bit perforated, so it is easy to hold. On the top of the device is the USB port, status indicator light and the power button. This device is available from the Good e-Reader Store for $789.99.
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