The Padmu Lumi is simply the best E INK digital note taking device for editing and creating sheet music. This device can read A4 documents, so you can view and edit PDF files, without having to pinch and zoom. The major selling points is the front-lit display and color temperature system. This device has two different operating systems, Padmu OS which is geared towards musicians and Boox OS, so you can get the full Android 10 experience, take and edit notes and access Google Play.
This product is ideal for musicians who want to sideload in their own sheet music in PDF format. You can edit and make annotations with the accompanied stylus. Create your own musical scores with a blank template or attach a Bluetooth foot pedal to automatically turn the pages, while playing. A great product to replace paper.
The Padmu Lumi features a single screen 13.3 inch E INK Mobius and Carta HD display, with a PMMA flat cover-lens. The screen is flush with the bezel and it is made of glass. The resolution is 2200×1650 with 207 DPI, which will be great for reading ebooks. This device is primarily geared towards taking notes and editing PDF files, the A4 sized screen can read them, without having to pinch and zoom. The WACOM layer has full support for palm rejection and the accompanied stylus has 4,096 degrees of pressure sensitivity, the harder you press, the thicker the lines will be.
Padmu Lumi is the first 13.3 inch e-note that has a front-lit display and color temperature system. There are 36 LED lights total, 18 white LED lights and 18 amber LED lights. The light distribution is absolutely insane, there is no blotches or dark areas of the screen, when brightness is cranked to the max. Even when you tilt the screen on an angle, the light is great and the screen is readable. I honestly think this lighting system destroys all of the 10.3 inch e-notes/e-readers too.
Underneath the hood is an Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with eight custom Kryo 260 cores at up to 1.8 GHz, an Adreno 509 GPU, 4GB of DDR4X RAM and a whopping 64GB of internal storage. You will be able to connect up to the internet via Wi-Fi (2.4GHz + 5GHz) and also has Bluetooth 5.0. You will be able to connect the Lumi to your PC or MAC with the USB Type-C port, this port also supports OTG for driver free accessories, such as foot pedals. It is powered by a giant 4300 mAh battery, which provides up to six weeks of standby mode. Quick Charge 4.0 can provide 2/3 of the battery power to the Lumi in just two hours. There is a fingerprint sensor, which allows you to lock or unlock the device, which adds a bit of security from unauthorized access.
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