Sony Digital Paper DPTS1

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Digital Paper System DPT-S1
System on a chipFreescale i.MX508[1]
CPUARM Cortex-A8
Memory1 GB LPDDR2[1]
Storage4 GB
Removable storageUp to 32 GB microSDHC[2]
Display338 mm (13.3 in) electrophoretic display, 1200 × 1600 pixels (4:3 aspect ratio) at 150 ppi
InputMulti-touch touchscreen display, stylus[2]
ConnectivityWi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz), Micro USB 2.0[2]
PowerNon-removable 1270 mAh lithium-ion battery[1]
Dimensions233 mm × 310 mm × 6.8 mm (9.17 in × 12.20 in × 0.27 in)
Mass358 g (12.6 oz)

The Sony Digital Paper DPT-S1 or Sony DPT-S1 is a discontinued 13.3-inch (approaching A4) E ink e-reader by Sony, aimed at professional business users.[3] The DPT-S1 Digital Paper can display only PDF files at their native size and lacks the ability to display any other e-book formats.[4] The reader has been criticized for being too expensive for most consumers, with an initial price of US$1,100, falling to $700 at its end.[5][failed verification] The reader is lightweight and has low power consumption, a Wi-Fi connection, and a stylus for making notes or highlights.[6][7] Sony announced the discontinuation of the DPT-S1 in late 2016.[8] Its successors are the Sony DPT-RP1 (released 2017, 13.3-inch screen) and Sony DPT-CP1 (released 2018, 10.3-inch screen), all inside the Sony DPT line of products.[9]


The 13.3-inch e-Ink Mobius electronic paper screen has a resolution of 1200 × 1600 pixels, with a capacitive touchscreen.[10] The device has an ARM Cortex-A8 at 1 GHz microprocessor.[1] It was built on a SoC circuit made by Freescale. The amount of RAM was not published anywhere. Its internal storage, 4 GB, is shared between system and user; however, it is possible to expand the storage with a microSD card. It weighs 358 g (0.8 pounds) with a thickness of 6.8 mm. Novel to the DPT-S1 was the ability to interface with specific corporate networks by adding encryption, thus allowing legal professionals to make use of it in their workflow by integrating handwritten annotations into PDFs that could propagate when copied.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Sony Digital Paper System - Specifications". DeviceSpecifications.
  2. ^ a b c "Digital Paper System User Guide, Software Version 1.5.50" (PDF). 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Sony's 13-inch 'Digital Paper' is just like paper, except it costs $1,100". Engadget. AOL.
  4. ^ Michelle Starr (29 August 2014). "Sony quietly starts selling Digital Paper E Ink tablet online". CNET. CBS Interactive.
  5. ^ "Sony cuts the price of its 'Digital Paper' and now it's only $1,000". Engadget. AOL.
  6. ^ "Sony's Got A 13.3-Inch E-Reader With Pen Input, Which Is Sort Of Like A Dodo With Antlers". TechCrunch. AOL. 13 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Sony unveils 13.3-inch e-reader destined for students". NewAtlas. Gizmag. 13 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Siby discontinues DPT-S1". Good e-Reader.
  9. ^ Stolyar, Brenda (15 January 2018). "Sony Digital Paper review". Digital Trends.
  10. ^ "Sony Digital Paper". 7 August 2014.

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