Dasung is About to Launch a New E-ink Monitor With Touchscreen and a Frontlight

The Chinese e-ink monitor maker Dasung is getting ready to launch its latest Paperlike model. This time they will be going all out and will be putting both a frontlight and a touchscreen on their monitor.

You can sign up to be notified of the launch on Indiegogo.

Dasung launched its first E-ink monitor in 2015. Over the past 4 years they’ve released a new model an average of once a year, improving performance every time.

The new model will have a 13.3″ Carta E-ink screen (2200*1650 resolution) and connect to your computer, tablet, or phone over HDMI.

The new model will have a 13.3″ Carta E-ink screen (2200*1650 resolution) and connect to your computer, tablet, or phone over HDMI. This is honestly one of those products that leaves you wondering why almost no one has heard of it. Yes, it’s expensive, but it works so well and helps so much.

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  1. Somebody13 April, 2019

    It also leaves me wondering, why they don’t make this more versatile, considering the high price. It could easily double as a portable computer or typewriter (in combination with a wireless keyboard). You certainly don’t need much software for the latter.

  2. Gordon Horne13 April, 2019

    Somebody, they do. The Onyx Boox Max2 is the exact same panel with Android marketed as an eReader and tablet. On YouTube check the Technology Connections and Technology Connections 2 channels for recent (2019 April 9) videos about it.

  3. Somebody15 April, 2019

    I find it very weird, that the Indiegogo page mentions 2200*1650 pixels resolution but links to a YouTube video, where the text mentions 1600*1200 pixels.

    @Gordon Horne: By “they”, I meant Dasung. I’m aware of Onyx, even have their Boox Note, but they don’t seem to have great ideas either. As far as I’m aware, the Max 2 does not have dedicated buttons for screen refresh or contrast and has no kickstand on its own to use it as a portable monitor. Both Onyx and Dasung might see reasons for limiting their products in certain ways, but at the moment, I don’t see a product, that I find fully convincing. There would be less to complain about that, if the devices’ prices were much lower, but at the point where they are, some limitations are just too annoying.

    Cost can’t be a factor, because it wouldn’t matter to pay $100 more for the missing extras. They should just make their devices great and charge that $100 more. Nobody who is in the market for such a device now would not be in the market for that better device, despite the slightly higher price. So I don’t see how they would risk losing potential customers.

    1. Nate Hoffelder15 April, 2019

      The lower screen resolution is for the previous generation E-ink screen. Dasung’s current monitor has the newer higher resolution screen.


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