Dasung Paperlike 3 E-ink Monitor Now Selling on Indiegogo for $900

The Chinese monitor maker Dasung is now selling its 4th-general monitor, the Paperlike 3, on Indiegogo, for $900. This started out a crowd-funding campaign, but it is already fully funded so we might as well call it a sale with a delivery date in July.

The Paperlike 3 is also known as the Paperlike HD. I've had one since Friday, and I can tell you that there is a huge improvement over the last model (I have one of those, too).

It's not just that the Paperlike 3 has a higher resolution screen (2200 x 1600) but also that its drivers are more sophisticated. (In fact, you don't actually have to install the drivers any more.) With the last model I shared detailed tips on how to get the most out of the hardware by changing system settings in Windows and tweaking apps.

The new model doesn't require as much effort, and in part this is because you can change the contrast on the monitor itself (you can easily change the contrast setting when you switch apps). But after a weekend's use, I have concluded that the tips would still be useful to a longtime user, however.

At $900, the Paperlike 3 is considerably more expensive than its closest comeptitor, the Onyx Boox Max ereader. But it is also a much better monitor than Onyx's ereader.

I think it's worth the cost.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

2 Comments on Dasung Paperlike 3 E-ink Monitor Now Selling on Indiegogo for $900

  1. A pity, that the functionality is unnecessarily limited to the cable-connected monitor functionality.

  2. Can someone from the US help me with some information on customs and import duty tax when buying from China and importing into the US.
    How much will these be for the $900 Paperlike 3 ?

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