Article last updated on: Nov 06, 2020

Electronic paper (or e-paper) is a collective name for display technologies that offer paper-like performance - high display clarity and sunlight readability, and all that with very low power consumption (usually ePaper displays do not require any power while the image is not changing).

ePaper displays are found in many devices (most people will associate ePaper displays with e-readers such as Amazon's Kindle). Since 2019 or so, companies also started to produce e-notebooks, which are large tablet devices with ePaper displays, mostly used for note taking and reading reference books.

The latest e-notebooks with ePaper displays

Dasung Not-eReader 103

Dasung's Not-eReader 103 is a smart E Ink tablet that features a 10.3" 228 PPI 1872x1404 E Ink display, Android 9.0 OS, 4G of storage, a TF card slot and a fast Snapdragon 660 chipset. It supports both hand and pen touch.

Beyond its capacity as a tablet and e-reader, the Not-eReader can be used to connect to a PC or smartphone and mirror it as a mobile monitor.

Avalue E Ink Digital Paper Tablet

Avalue's Digital Paper Tablet is an E Ink tablet that is aimed towards the industrial and educational markets. It features a 8.5 by 11 inches (letter size) E Ink display and pen input.

Avalue E Ink Digital Paper Tablet photo

Avalue will offer the DPT to its customer as a fully customizable device.

Sharp WG-PN1

Sharp's WG-PN1 is an electronic notebook that features a 6" 800x600 E Ink display. It can store up to 7,000 handwritten pages and has a battery that lasts up to 10 days of use.

Sharp WG-PN1 photo

The WG-PN1 will ship in Japan in November 2019 for 23,000 Yen (around $210).

Xiaomi Ink Case Smart Electronic Paper

Xiaomi's Ink Case Smart Electronic Paper is a large E Ink tablet devices that sports a large 10.3" 1404x1872 E Ink display and a Wacom stylus. The device is based on Android 8.1, optimized for electronic ink and has 32 GB of storage and 2GB of RAM.

Xiaomi Ink Case Smart Electronic Paper photo

The Ink Case SEP is now shipping in China for 2,499 Yuan (around $360).

EeWrite E-pad

The EeWrite E-Pad is an Android (8.0) tablet that features a 10.3" 1872 x 1404 (227 PPI) E Ink Mobius (flexible) display with front-light and touch support, a 10-Core Helio X20 processor, support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G communication and 32 GB of storage + TF card support.

EeWrite E-pad photo

The E-Pad successfully raised over $400,000 on kickstarter, and will hopefully start shipping in August 2019. The current early-bird price is $495.

Onyx Boox Note Pro

Onyx's BOOX Note Pro is an e-notebook that sports a 10.3" 1872x1404 Mobius (flexible) Carta E Ink display, Wacom stylus, a 1.6 Ghz quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and Android 6. The BOOX Note Pro can be considered to be a cross between a tablet and an e-reader.

Onyx Boox Note Pro photo

The BOOX Note Pro will ship in early 2019, and will be sold via the Onyx Boox Amazon store. Onyx will also offer a smaller 7.8" version (the BOOX Nova Pro)

Dasung Not-eReader

Dasung's Not-eReader is an Android-based 7.8" E Ink (300 PPI) smart tablet-like device. Dasung claims the Not-eReader will have a video-capable fast refresh rate. Other features include a large 5,300 mAh battery, a quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

Dasung Not-eReader photo

Dasung launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Not-eReader. The device will cost $465, although early buyers will get a 26% discount.

Sony DPT-CP1

Sony's DPT-CP1 is an A5-sized digital paper that uses a 10.3" 1404x1872 (224 PPI) E Ink display. The DPT-CP1 is used to view, annotate and create documents, and uses a stylus. The device has 16GB of storage, can last around a month on a single battery charge and can be connected to Android, iOS, Windows and Mac devices.

Sony DPT-CP1 photo

The DPT-CP1 will ship in Japan in June 2018 for around $650.

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