Notion Ink Adam Pre-Order Outrage Over Matte Glass Finish

Since the CES 2011, the Notion Ink Adam has been making a lot of headlines about how good it is to the point where even pre-ordering has become difficult. It all sounds a bit too good to be true with this device. It has a decent spec, was marketed with a non scratch, matte glass finish… but that’s not quite right is it?

Slashgear’s Chris Davies has written an article detailing about how some customers are less than impressed with the Notion Ink Adam because of their screens. One of the most anticipated features of the Ink Adam was the matte finish scratch resistant display but in fact, the display is made of matte glass and you actually need a screen protector to make it scratch resistant. In our opinion, that’s a little naughty. See below a screenshot of their tech specs page.


Its not yet clear if the Notion Ink Adam will come with the screen protector pre-applied or if the user would have to fit it themselves. Anyone who uses a screen protector on their smartphone knows that putting them on can be challenging to say the least.

Slashgear continued to seek clarification on the situation and have had an answer from the Notion Ink CEO Rohan Shravran, he says that the Adam comes with 2 layers of matte surfaces; one of them is on the PQ LCD screen and the other through the matt screen protector on the outside. As for the outside layer on the glass, we are using is a specially designed matte cover which users at their end can decide to use or not.

In not so many words… the screen protector gives it the matte finish, right? It’s a little wrong to advertise your product in this way, it’s almost like saying the Notion Adam Ink can fly, of course when you throw it across the room it can. You can read more about the confusion over at notionaddicts.com’s forum where some users are expressing their feelings.

Have you pre-ordered the Notion Ink Adam? Has this made you a little more apprehensive about the device? Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below.

  • Serena

    Nopes, it hasn't made me apprehensive about the product at all. Just goes on to show, the higher you go, the more people try and pull you down.Keep up the great work Notion Ink and don't let such articles distract you from your goal. Keep flying high.

  • JMag

    Not apprehensive at all. Rohan has clearly answered Slashgears comment, which you have mis-stated in your article. Here is the actual response:

    “Adam comes with 2 layers of Matte Surfaces, one on the PQ LCD screen, other through the Matte Screen protector on the outside Glass. Inside layer cuts the gloss on the LCD layer and colors are not washed out. For the outside glass we are using specially designed matte covers which users at their end can decide to use or not. It is finger stain resistant (oil component) and has same matte properties as on the LCD. The glass in itself is further scratch resistant.”

  • RKumar

    This sounds likes a typical Indian trick – describe something but deliver something else…and in the meantime some suckers are caught!

  • Joe

    I still think it is a great device. Keen to read reviews of actual owners rather than reading “sensational” articles like these