Inside the BenQ K60

The EE Times have just posted an analysis of theBenQ K60, the first ereader with a Sipix screen. The article confirms a number of details we already knew (Wifi b\g, capacitive touchscreen, microSDHC card slot), but they also pointed out a couple details that I didn’t know.

First, AUO made the screen controller chip. I expected this, actually; AUO own Sipix and BenQ.

The other interesting detail is that they estimate the hardware cost to be less than $100. It’s not quite cheap enough to compete in the US market, but should a price war happen in Europe the K60 should be able to survive.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Theo17 September, 2010

    This is not the 1st Reader with a Sipix screen. In Europe you can find some. Sagem (a French manufacturer) is proposing a Reader that is currently being distributed by Telecom Italia and in Germany (and next month in France) with a Sipix screen, with 3G and Wifi, and under 200€.

    1. Nate the great17 September, 2010

      Is the Sagem e-reader actually available? I can’t see that it is.

      BTW, the Sagem e-reader is also going to be sold by Medion.


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