TCL brings its paper-like display to a few new devices. One of them is the brand’s first 2-in-1 laptop with NXTPAPER, the TCL BOOK X12 Go. Another is the new TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro. Let’s take a quick look at both devices!
TCL BOOK X12 Go
This laptop/tablet hybrid marks the brand’s first attempt at bringing it to a Windows machine. It features a 12.2-inch NXTPAPER screen. The optional TCL stylus might be more appealing to use with this device to take advantage of that display.
The TCL NXTPAPER tech started as a backlight-free, color e-ink alternative meant to be easier on the eyes. Now, this version of the NXTPAPER is backlit while still offering 61% blue light filtering along with an anti-glare coating. TCL wants to emphasize this kind of display is safer for your and your children’s eyes.
The TCL Book X2 Go runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor, Adreno 618 GPU, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, and a 30wh battery with around 14 hours of life. There are two cameras for your video conferencing and photo needs: an 8-megapixel rear and a 5-megapixel webcam.
It’s not going to be the most powerful 2-in-1 device. But for the light user who spends a lot of time reading books or documents, the TCL NXTPAPER screen on the Book X12 Go might be an attractive option for you. TCL hasn’t announced pricing and availability for this device.
TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro
Now, if you prefer an Android tablet with a keyboard and stylus support, the TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro is more for you. It features the same NXTPAPER display as the Book X12 Go but gets a better 12.2-inch 2K screen than the previous generation NXTPAPER 10s.
This Android 12 tablet runs on a MediaTek Kompanio 800T processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. It has a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera paired with an 8-megapixel webcam. With an 8,000mAh battery, it can reverse charge your other devices, too.
The TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro is already available in the US with a starting price of USD 499. A 5G version is coming later in 2023 for an extra USD 50.
What about phones?
There is no phone version with the NXTPAPER screen just yet. But TCL has brought a prototype Android device with the display to CES 2023 (make sure to check out our coverage of the tech show). The company is known for experimenting with different display technologies without bringing them to market, so we aren’t holding our breath for this one yet.
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