Sony DPT-RP1 Video Shows Off Its Performance, Responsiveness

I haven’t been able to find any hands-on user reports in the week since Sony Japan announced their new writing slate, the DPT-RP1, and that is unfortunate because it means all we have to go on is the following highly-edited video from Sony.

Sony Japan posted this video last Tuesday. It purports to show the DPT-RP1 in use, but if you look carefully you will notice that several segments of the video were selectively edited in order to create a false impression of a faster response time.

Even so, it’s still pretty cool.

The video shows several software upgrades, including a two-page mode where you can have a page of notes open on one half of the screen and a PDF open on the other half of the screen.

The video also shows the new NFC unlock feature where you can unlock the DPT-RP1 by swiping either a card or a smartphone over a sensor, and the new clip for the stylus (the previous model had a loop).

The DPT-RP1 runs on a Marvell IAP140 quad-core chip with 16GB storage, Wifi, and Bluetooth. Its 13.3″ Carta E-ink display has both a capacitive and stylus touchscreens, and a screen resolution 1650 × 2200.

That is a lot of hardware for a device that only supports PDFs.

The DPT-RP1 is scheduled to be released in September, with a retail price of $700.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder 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. vicente17 April, 2017

    Cool! Do you know whether they are showing it in any electronics fair, like Hong Kong’s?

    1. Nate Hoffelder17 April, 2017

      I have not heard anything yet, no.

      1. vicente17 April, 2017

        Ok, thanks. And, do you know wich are the nearests electronics/computers fairs expected where a device like this can be showed?

        1. Nate Hoffelder17 April, 2017

          there’s no English language announcement, so I would only expect to see this in a show in Japan.

          We might catch it at CES 2018, but that is less than certain.

          1. Vicente18 April, 2017

            Thank you again for your quick answer.

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