Asus UK has released a series of photos of the company’s upcoming DR-950 eBook reader with a 9 inch e-Ink display. Digital eBook readers were one of the hottest products at CES this year, and by hot, I mean there were a lot of them. But it’s not at all clear whether there’s a huge market for devices that aren’t sold from companies named Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Sony.

Still, the Asus DR-950 is one of the more interesting models, if for no other reason than the fact that Asus sparked the netbook revolution by launching the Eee PC. While Asus is hardly the first company to release an e-Ink eBook reader, and the DR-950 hardly looks revolutionary, it certainly does look pretty nice.

The device has a 1024 x 768 pixel display and supports a range of formats including ePub, HTML, and PDF. It can play audio and has text to speech functionality. And it has an SD card slot for expanding the 2GB to 4GB of built in storage space.The eBook reader is just 0.35 inches thick

You can check out more photos on the Asus UK Flickr page.

via SlashGear and Engadget

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 16,211 other subscribers

4 replies on “First Asus eBook reader photos hit the web”

  1. For so many years we have been listening that e-readers are coming. But still they are expensive with small user base.

  2. If it is low priced, I think it would do well; IMO. It looks nice. The real question is whether or not people will pay for it.

  3. Usability and price will be the deciding factor for most people. Though I personally would prefer something like a Tegra tablet/slate to cover more of the range of activity I might find useful for this form factor.

Comments are closed.