The Haier Leadpie P9 Smart Digital Paper is a new product that was just unveiled at the Wacom Connected Ink 2019 event in Japan. This device is geared towards the educational market and is only available in Asia, although Good e-Reader is trying to carry them in our own store.
The Leadpie P9 features a 9.7 E Ink Carta HD display with a resolution of 1200×825. It has a capacitive touchscreen display for interactions with your fingers or hands and also a WACOM active digitizer, so you can use the accompanied stylus to draw and take notes. The stylus has 4,096 degrees of pressure sensitivity and the screen has palm rejection.
There are built in speakers, that will playback your notes. So if you handwrite or just write normally, the P9 will read back your notes. This is useful if you are taking a class and want your notes read back to you.
It has a native drawing app that is similar to the Sony Digital Paper. You can select different pens or pencils, that have thickness settings. You can also add in geometric shapes and have different backgrounds.
You can also read ebooks in a myriad of formats and also PDF files.
I am not sure about the processor, RAM or internal storage, but it is powered by a 3900 mAh battery, which should last around 3 weeks. It has USB-C, 3.4mm headphone jack and stereo speakers. It has dual band WIFI and Bluetooth 4.2. It dimensions are 231x178x8.5mm and weighs 425g.
There are 4 buttons on the left hand side. Some of them act as manual page turn buttons to turn a page forward or backward. It also has a home button and more.
This is not available for sale yet, but I believe the company is sending us a review unit soon, so we can do something very comprehensive.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten 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.