45 Great simple PDF & paper replacement This is an awesome solution for anyone that wants a paper feel to a digital writing and note solution. Making notes on technical documents whether you are learning, in construction, on set, or reviewing internal documents. It's great.It lacks the ability to copy and paste handwriting. If it could do that I would rate it 100% awesome. It would be even better if it could import handwriting into MS OneNote too, but you can't ask for too much. Simply copying and pasting handwritten notes would be great though.Good Product. Responsive, and clear.
55 Superb Perfect for academics: carry all your papers with you, books too, annotate, use it as a notepad, etcetera.
55 Great product I have owned this e-reader for a few weeks now. Bar far the best e-reader for reading page size documents by far. Purpose of this devices is for reading large amount of text. If you are trying to find something specific in the text then use a computer and search for it. I have to read 100's of pages at my work and this makes not needed a printer a huge benefit! Do not manage/organize files natively on this device as this can be done far faster and easier on a computer. I transfer several documents to this device, read through them and mark them up, then transfer them back to the computer for later retrieval as needed.Cons.1. Zoom sometimes activates inadvertently. This doesn't happen much but the few times it has happened made me wish I could turn this feature off.2. Lag time. I know this is not a computer, but the lag while writing is a little annoying. It is barely perceptible but I am a fast writer so sometimes I have to wait a second for it to catch up with me.3. Bad case. The case the e-reader comes with is flimsy and doesn't offer any real protection. I am looking for something a but tougher to protect the device.Pros (far outweigh the Cons):1. Read pages at their original size without zooming!!!2. User interface is mostly intuitive.3. Transferring files via USB is very fast!4. All notes are readable in standard PDF viewing software - nothing is proprietary!! (huge bonus for me as most e-readers don't do this).
45 Solid First Effort This thing is awesome. Incredibly light, handwriting is really cool, page turn speed is good. However, it’s far from perfect. I’ve been playing with the device for the better part of a day with the most current firmware at time of writing.THE GOOD- Uh, the glorious 13”+ E-Ink screen maybe? Touch works quite well.- Handwriting is fast. Not blazing fast, but coming from a PRS-T1 it’s pretty speedy. As others have mentioned elsewhere, the lines appear first fairly jagged, then get aliased to screen resolution a few seconds after you stop writing. I’ve used the device to take notes in a meeting now and it did a good job.- Organization of documents is pretty nice. Being able to create folders is excellent.THE MEH- Resolution is fine for my taste. Pixels are visible to my eyes out to about 40-50cm. Could be better, no biggie.- HTML5 speed tests say the WiFi runs at about ~2.5Mbps. Might be faster for http-based downloads, but the standard “download an ISO” test fails with a “Content is not supported on this device” error. Considering it takes a few seconds to render even simple pages, this should not be a primary concern.- Pen holster is sorta wifty. Seems like the connector will not be very effective after a few dozen connect / disconnect cycles. I’m worried about losing my pen on the street if I carry it outside my pack.THE BAD (remember this is v1 of the product line);- Search is **really slow**. A query for "david baker" in my copy of “Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 6th Edition” takes > 30 minutes. Obviously not usable in any sense of the word. (OS X says the PDF is 37.4 MB in size).- Handwriting is a little wonky. It doesn't automatically detect pen orientation, so if you change that while you're writing your writing drifts away from the tip of the pen- You have to dig through the settings menu to change note templates (ie; standard lined paper, grid, etc.) This should be something you can change when you create the note.- Obviously no support for formats besides PDF (this makes sense- annotations and stuff on lots of ebook formats would be non-trivial or impossible.) But it would be cool to have perhaps a “reader” app that just reads and has a subset of the annotation support for PDF.- Honestly, construction of the reader seems a little shoddy. The PCB and usb connector casing are visible through a fairly large (~1.5mm) gap at the bottom of the unit. Not a big deal, but it’s not real confidence inspiring.
15 unreliable bought new, hardly used, and couldn't turn on ! totally unreliable !
55 Why I can not have this device ? I'm a doctor in clinic in Ibiza, Balearic Islands in Spain. I'm anestesiologist and this device is very appropiated for the patient record of anesthesia and further manipulation of data,
45 A unique product The DPT-S1 is fantastic for reading and carrying around thousands of PDF files. The note feature works quite well, except that sometimes adjusting the pressure on the pen can be tricky. The screen is really large for such a light device. The only issue with the pen is that it is smaller than a regular pen, and it is not comfortable to hold for long periods of time if you have large hands.Now, I have so far been unable to connect to my company's WIFI network and sync the library with my PDF on Box.com. Having to rely on USB for syncing the PDFs is a big hassle, and I wish the network connectivity was better on this device. The device can handle simple WIFI networks such as a home network, but not connect to secure corporate networks with two-step authentication and other security features.I recommend the device only for people who read and annotate a lot of PDFs, otherwise it is not quite that useful for the price. Hopefully the next version of the software will fix some of the kinks with network connectivity and file syncing.
15 Hate It Simply not a very good product. Used it for one week and went back to note taking in spiral pads.