Last week we reported a news: an online store from Algeria had obtained the Kobo Elipsa 2E at the end of February, and before the official release of Kobo, it had already released the unboxing video first in the world ( news portal ). Now, more than a month later, on April 5, Kobo finally officially released the Kobo Elipsa 2E and started pre-sale.
Regarding the specifications mentioned in the last news, in addition to confirming the same screen (E-Ink Carta 1200) as the previous generation, as well as upgrading the headlight to ComfortLight PRO and upgrading the stylus to Kobo Stylus 2, this new model It still has 32GB of storage capacity, and the official RAM capacity has not yet been announced. In terms of processor, although Kobo Elipsa 2E advertises that its processor has been upgraded to 2.0Ghz, compared with the previous generation's 1.8Ghz quad-core, it has not yet been determined whether its performance has been improved. In addition, 85% of the body of Kobo Elipsa 2E is made of environmentally friendly materials (recycled plastic, recycled plastic from sea waste, and recycled magnesium alloy). (390g/383g).
It is worth noting that in the news released by Kobo, they mentioned that their browser will support logging in to Google Drive in the future. In addition to the existing Dropbox, which is deeply integrated, this will facilitate users to import files or export personal notebooks and others share.
In addition, this time Kobo sells the Elipsa 2E and the protective case separately instead of bundled in a package like the first generation, but unfortunately, there is no discount on the price. In terms of pricing, the second generation of the net machine Pricing is the same as the first generation set. The following prices are for readers’ reference: the current preferential price in Hong Kong is 3,300 Hong Kong dollars (original price is 3,500 Hong Kong dollars) , the price of the protective case is 559 Hong Kong dollars, and there is another 200 Hong Kong dollars in e-book cash coupons; the price in the UK is 349.99 pounds , and the price of the protective case is 69.99 £, plus a £25 Kobo eGift card; US $399.99 , case $69.99, plus a $25 Kobo eGift card. The delivery date of the three places is April 19.
In Taiwan, the price of the second generation has risen from NT$12,800 to NT$13,400. However, Kobo continues to pre-sell in the form of crowdfunding through the Kubei platform , limited to 100 copies, and can be purchased at a super early bird price of 11,900 Taiwan dollars (the protective case is priced at 1,890 Taiwan dollars), and a gift of 500 Taiwan dollars for book purchases. Expected to ship April 27.