It’s a pretty good monitor, but it does have its limitations. For example, in spite of optimistic claims by Dasung, the Pro can’t really display video or 3d games.
A couple weeks back a reader challenged me to how what the Pro could do with video. He thought the official demo video from Dasung looked pretty impressive because it briefly showed the Pro playing video, but as anyone who follows tech news can tell you, we simply cannot trust an official demo video to be honest.
Device makers frequently stretch the truth – or at least give it a good polish – in order to make their product look its best.
That’s why I shot this quick demo video showing the Paperlike Pro playing a Youtube video.
The Paperlike Pro has a 13.3″ E-ink screen. The official resolution is 1200 x 1600, but I have found that it works best to simply mirror my laptop’s screen (with a 1366 x 768 resolution display). This stretches the screen’ contents a little but it’s still quite usable for many uses like typing.
Just not for video. It’s not only that videos don’t look good, but also that the signal was lost at least twice during this brief demo.
So video is out – and so are games, for that matter.
And that really is okay, because the Pro was never intended for gaming or videos. It’s an E-ink display, and it was really intended for work – word processing and the like.
I would not have criticized its inability to display a video if I had not had to debunk a claim made by the manufacturer, but here we are.