Amazon introduces the Kindle Scribe Reader with e ink display that

Amazon introduces the Kindle Scribe Reader with e-ink display that lets you take notes with a pen

Amazon has introduced a new Kindle with advanced features. The 10.2-inch Kindle Scribe, which features an E Ink display, comes with a stylus and is available for pre-order now in the US starting at $339.99. Amazon promises that deliveries to customers will begin by the fall-winter holiday season.

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Image source: Amazon

According to Amazon vice president of products and marketing Kevin Keith (Kevin Keith), the model was the first option with a resolution of 300 ppi and a customizable “warm” backlight. You can buy a version with a “plain” Stylus Basic Pen or Premium Pen for $30 more. A more expensive pen has a programmable button and a special sensor – an “eraser”. Both stylus pens use Wacom EMR technology and do not need to be charged.

The model has a built-in ability to leave notes or just draw in the margins – all notes and drawings are stored in the device’s memory. PDF is supported, you can view saved web pages. Amazon even agreed with Microsoft to include a special button in Word that allows you to export a document directly to Kindle. While notes and drawings cannot be viewed when exported to other devices, the company is already working on it.

With its asymmetrical design, Scribe is similar to the Kindle Oasis. The model is 5.8 mm thick and weighs 430 g. Although the device is slightly lighter and thinner than the latest iPad Air, Apple’s tablet is far more feature-rich. However, the models initially have a different purpose, and the Scribe battery lasts for weeks of work. Additionally, Amazon said they chose not to ship their device with a version of a full-featured operating system like Android, otherwise Kindles wouldn’t be what they are now — primarily reading devices without numerous distracting features.

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Image source: Amazon

Battery life largely depends on the activity while using the pen. According to Amazon, Scribe lasts 12 weeks if you read 30 minutes a day, or three weeks if you use the stylus for half an hour a day, because in this case you have to update the image on the screen much more often.

The company says users can not only take notes in existing documents and books, but also create notebooks, sketches, to-do lists, and other graphic content. Amazon has long stated that the ultimate goal is to turn future Kindles into a full analog of real paper that’s comfortable and enjoyable to interact with.

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