This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Kno Tablet Price and Release Date Announced

by Range

While I don’t own a tablet like the iPad, I do think that they are cool to use and definitely make reading books and watching media fun. The Kno tablet is aimed at students and designed as a modern-day replacement for textbooks.

kno tablet ebook reader ipad dual screen

What’s good is that it’s in a reasonable price range. It will cost $599 (USD) for the single-screen 16GB model and $899 for the dual-screen version. It will start shipping before the December 20, 2010. Add $100 to either model, and you’ll get 32GB of storage instead. At $599, the Kno is $100 more than the WiFi-only iPad, but it’s a lot bigger at 14.1 inches. It’s basically got twice the screen real-estate of an iPad. And if you go for the dual-screen, you’ve quadrupled your usable screen size.

kno tablet ipad apple mac alternative dual screen ebook reader

The Kno has a color touchscreen and will be able to run a browser and learning apps, but it’s competing more with the Kindle DX than the iPad, in my opinion, since it’s focused on displaying interactive textbooks for students. It’ll also include apps for research, note taking, and organization. While smaller, less functional e-Book readers and tablets don’t make much sense for full-time use, this larger one sure does. Plus, textbooks on the Kno should be 30 to 50 percent cheaper than printed editions.

kno tablet ipad apple mac alternative dual screen ebook reader

I’m only interested in what format of e-Books the Kno can easily display, because I already have thousands and I’m not interested in a closed platform.

[Kno via TechCrunch]

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (3):

  1. Richard says:

    Feb 12 2011 Dec delivery HA HA still not here

  2. Yolanda sepulveda says:

    My son is in 6 grade and heard of this and wants me to get it for him he states it will help him with books n notes so he does not have to bring books n notebooks cause it would be done all on the kno. My question is that true and is there extra charges that apply?

    • Range says:

      There are always extra charges. Take the iPad for example. You have to pay for most apps, except the free ones. This can become problematic. Also, I’d be surprised if your son’s books were all available in ebook format. This is something more suited for a university or college student, not a 6-grader.

      His school might not even allow tablet computers during class time.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Modern String Art Candylab Wooden Toy Cars Ripchair 3.0 Unreal Real-time Cinematography 95octane logo
Just a Lamborghini Towing a Goat Cart SYNC 3 finds a Home in All the 2017 Fords The Best Sounding Cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Lotus Elise Race 250 Ready for Track Day Fun mightymega logo
Prime 1 Studio Premium Masterline Optimus Prime G1 Statue Star Wars: Call of the Empire Rick and Morty Recreate Hilarious NSFW Court Transcript How X-Men Apocalypse Should Have Ended