Asus to release 8-inch e-book reader this October

Asus has plans to introduce a new 8″ e-book reader that will feature a 64-grayscale TFT LCD display when October rolls around, although you won’t find any backlight accompanying this model. Despite that, it will be slapped with a $599 price point, which could be pretty pricey – but let us hope that the rest of the specifications will be able to justify its price tag. The LCD panel of this e-book reader is manufactured by Chimei Innolux (CMI), delivering a fast response time. Despite that, it is still unable to match up to e-paper where contrast ratio and reflective performance are taken into consideration. There doesn’t seem to be any content support for Asus’ e-book reader though, and that will not bode well at all for Asus – how else is it going to compete with its rivals?

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