There is a new alternative to Dasung and the Onyx Boox Max Lumi for people who need a primary or secondary E INK monitor. This device can plugin to your PC/MAC via HDMI. It is really easy on the eyes and is a fraction of the cost as the big boys.
The Waveshare 10.3 features 10.3 inch E INK display with a resolution of 1872×1404 with 226 PPI. It does not have any internal storage, RAM or a processor. Instead it is designed to hook up via HDMI into your PC or laptop. It will act as a secondary monitor and will be easy on the eyes for long sessions of staring at the screen. There is no front-lit screen, and relies on ambient lighting.
There are three modes for the refreshing system for the screen. The normal one is called GC16 and is designed for clarity on imagery in mind. A2 mode scales down the resolution of the screen and increases performance, this is useful for huge PDF files or image heavy content. A2+ blends the two modes together.
- Display Port HDMI
- Display PanelE-paper
- Viewing Angle>170°
- Display AdvantageEye Care, No Blue Light
- EnvironmentAmbient Light Required
- Display TypePassively Reflective
- Display AdjustmentMode/Contrast
- Device SupportPi/Jetson/PC
- EnclosureAluminum Alloy CNC
- Limited by display principle, E-paper monitor has lower refresh rate (about 15Hz on mode A2), it only suits office/study applications such as coding, document editing, spreadsheet making, webpage browsing, etc.
- For scenes where high refresh rate is required, say, entertainment or gaming, please choose other normal LCD monitors.
- E-paper monitor reflects ambient light for displaying, without emitting light actively, producing no blue light. It is an ideal choice for people who have to use computer for quite a long time, and are troubled by dry eyes or eyestrain.
- VGA is not available (there may be flickering or distortion caused by the VGA analog signal)
- If your computer has no HDMI port, please feel free to contact us with a picture of the computer connector panel, so that we can recommend a proper adapter.
Supports all versions of Raspberry Pi
Working with Raspberry Pi (take Pi 4 as example)
Working with AI Computer Jetson Nano
Working with Computer
E-paper monitor utilizes microcapsule electrophoretic technology for displaying, the principle is: charged particles suspended in clear fluid will move to sides of microcapsule when electric field is applied, making the microcapsule become visible by reflecting ambient light, just as traditional printed paper.
E-paper monitor will clearly display images/texts under lamplight or natural light, requires no backlight, and features nearly up to 180° viewing angle. It is usually used as e-reader due to its paper-like effect.
Refresh technology based on FPGA, quick response, low latency
Three available modes: GC16, A2, and A2+, selected via Mode button
Supports up to 10 contrast options, and 5 refresh rate options
Combined with different mode, it is possible to tune your best own effect
For better experience, it is recommended to use rate of 5 for video, and 1-3 for documents.
Huawei (EMUI) and Samsung (DEX) smartphone desktop mode full screen display
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.