TCL NXTPAPER was officially released on CES 2021, And it is an interesting technology in itself: the first electronic ink-like device with a color screen, this combination can not only be used on the eyes for a long time, but also more than traditional tablet computers with LCD screens. Power saving. All these add up to probably the best comic book reading device so far.
Comics, comic books, “interesting pages”, sequential art-they are an important part of the modern media landscape, and are the source material of the superhero movie genre that has been the main conductive theater for the past ten years. However, reading the digital version of comics is a just pain: given their full-page A4 size format (approximately the size of ruled paper), they are not really suitable for modern phone or computer screens.
On the contrary, they are very suitable for reading on a tablet, which provides the best screen area to read a full page at a time, because comics are originally used for reading. (Well, technically speaking, there are only two pages per transmission, but digital begging cannot be selected.) However, using the battery of a powerful tablet to read static pages is like taking a sports car to a grocery store. An excessive lethality.
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An e-book reader for comics?
TCL NXTPAPER tablets may be a better solution for reading digital comics, just as e-readers are a more effective way to read digital books. Part of it is the battery: TCL’s NXTPAPER display technology, which debuted at IFA 2020, “is more than 65% more energy efficient than a typical LCD.” Press release.
We hope that NXTPAPER’s 5,500mAh battery can last longer than other modern tablets when displaying a single page, especially because its “standby time” will allow it to continue powering for 400 hours, and only 16 if left unattended. day. It doesn’t last longer when playing videos, and only lasts about 11 hours when streaming over WiFi. However, static images should take full advantage of the efficiency of the screen.
But NXTPAPER’s best asset is a subtle asset: its electronic ink-like technology of the same name makes it easy to display on the eyes, and TCL claims that the screen will emit zero Blue light or flashing. In short, manga readers will be able to read over and over again, one after another in paperback, and their eyes should not be as tired as staring at a traditional tablet. Because there is no blue light, it will not make them wake up longer.
Oops, it can even display Given the NXTPAPER’s screens (which TCL describes as “paper”), they look more real, so they look more real. This shows that it has a lower texture and gloss than the reflective glass on bright LCD displays on most tablet computers today.
There is a big caveat here: NXTPAPER technology, like many early e-ink readers, has no backlight. Therefore, it completely relies on atmospheric light, and any kid in the 80s or 90s who competed for nearby lighting to play with their Nintendo Game Boy at night can prove that in some cases, this is a high requirement. TCL has promised to include a separate light with every purchase of NXTPAPER, the light will be clipped to it and run out of battery, but this is basically a problem that modern equipment has already solved.
NXTPAPER: Family reading champion?
However, if you are reading comics in the digital age, then you are likely to do comics at home, the main paperback of ComiXology or Marvel Unlimited, and NXTPAPER seems to be a good companion for those reading comics on mobile devices Go to the interesting pages you like-whether on the go (on the way with plenty of light) or at home.
It should be said that NXTPAPER itself is a respected tablet, its 8.8-inch high-definition IPS (1440 x 1080) display has a 60Hz refresh rate, enough to watch YouTube videos or watch shows here and there. It is also equipped with an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, 64GB of storage space (expandable to 256GB using a microSD card, maximum storage is 256GB) and 4GB of RAM. It runs Android 10, even if it doesn’t work well, it’s not bad.
TCL NXTPAPER is not as cheap as an e-book reader-it will be sold globally in April 2021 for 349 euros (approximately US$424 / £313 / AU$549)-but at this price, you can combine it with Apple iPad Weigh your needs with other mainstream tablets. We have yet to hear the exact price or release date in the US, UK or Australia.
Given that the digital comic option for comic fans is awkwardly read on their computer, draining the battery on a tablet or struggling to view it on a smartphone, TCL NXTPAPER is an attractive fourth choice. This is a device aimed at students, but can also benefit comic fans by automatically downloading to their ComiXology account’s Wednesday stack.
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