It’s fair to say that the Notion Ink’s original Adam tablet was widely hyped but failed to live up to expectations. However the philosophy behind Notion Ink was highly popular and the company soon set to work on a successor, the Notion Ink Adam 2. News today though is that the Notion Ink Adam 2 will now be missing its expected HD display.
Back in January we told how Notion Ink was partnering with Texas Instruments on the Adam 2 tablet. Although it was still early days we heard that the Adam 2 would have OMAP44xx processors as well as Texas Instruments Phoenix Audio Power Amplifiers and Wi-Link 7.0 and the new tablet would run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Although we still don’t know much more about what else the Adam 2 will consist of we do know one thing it won’t have and that is an HD screen.
An Engadget report, sourced from Notion Ink’s Adam 2 Blog, tells how the compromises that would enable an HD screen could not be justified. Notion Ink founder, Rohan Shravan, described how the company could use a 10-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1200 but that this would make too much of a demand on battery life and increase charging time as well as increasing the weight and size of the tablet.
Although an HD screen is still desirable then, until a battery that can deal with the power needed without making it bigger is available then an HD display seems to be a no go and it’s more likely that the Adam 2 display will have a resolution of 1280×800. We’d like to know what you think about this. Do you think that Notion Ink is right not to compromise on other aspects of the Adam 2 to accommodate an HD display? Why not let us know.