Notion Ink Adam Video Review and First Impressions

Notion Ink Adam

I finally received my Notion Ink Adam yesterday after being one of the unlucky 5.31% that pre-ordered on December 9th and then got delayed all the way until mid-February.

I’ve been testing the Notion Ink Adam all day yesterday and today to see how it handles. I put together a video walkthrough and posted some first impressions over on the dedicated Notion Ink Adam review page.

I purchased a Pixel Qi version of the Adam. Pixel Qi is a new type of screen technology that is viewable in bright light and is more energy efficient than traditional LCD screens. I’ll put together another video in the next couple of days demonstrating the Pixel Qi screen outdoors in bright light and comparing it to E Ink. Stay tuned for that and more Adam and Pixel Qi updates.

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5 Responses to “Notion Ink Adam Video Review and First Impressions”

  1. I tend to forget that the IPAD has a LED screen. I wonder how many tablets incorporate LED into their tablets. Is the LED display technology considered superior to the LCD technology used in the NOOK Color?

    While it doesn’t seem to get emphasized as much, I would think knowing the tablet’s DPI for a given display technology is more important to the evaluation/selection/comparison process than the screen resolution. I mean a smaller sized tablet with a 800×600 display can render an image just as well as a tablet with 1024×768 if the DPIs are the same.

    • I’m not an expert but the Nook’s LCD screen looks about as good as the iPad’s to me, in terms of color. Here’s a site I found for calculating PPI. The Adam has about 118 pixels per inch, but to me it looks better than the Pandigital Novel’s 800 x 600 TFT screen that has about 143 PPI. So I guess screen tech has a lot to do with it too.

  2. Of course if I have an image at 800×600 with a lengthy caption associated with it in an eBook,I would possibly have the benefit of seeing that caption directly under the image with a 1024×768 tablet.

  3. Thanks. I notice the ASUS eeeNote has a YouTube ad that indicate 2540 dpi which makes wonder why it is such a large number relative to LCD Tablets. I assume the eInk technology.
    Anyway, I am probably making too much out this spec.

  4. If I calculate PPI for the Asus the dpi is like 160.

    Therefore the 2540 DPI must be another kind of measurement. Sounds like it refers to touchscreen sensitivity since I found additional wording:

    2,450 dpi touchscreen sensitivity