PineNote: Linux-based eReader with a digitizer from PINE64 is now available for US$399
The PineNote is orderable, some five months after the eReader debuted. To recap, the PineNote has a 10.1-inch e-ink display with a 1,872 x 1,404-pixel resolution. The eReader also has a digitizer that supports Wacom EMR-compatible pens, along with 128 GB of eMMC flash storage and 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Additionally, the PineNote has a 4,000 mAh battery, a Rockchip RK3566 SoC, a USB Type-C port and a Wi-Fi 5-capable modem. PINE64 adds that the eReader has 1.3 W stereo speakers too, plus four microphones and a gyroscope for sensing when to rotate the device's display.
For reference, the PineNote measures 191.1 x 232.5 x 7.4 mm and weighs 438 g. Currently, the eReader is orderable now through PINE64's website for US$399. However, the company includes the following disclaimer for the device, which it also calls the PineNote Developer Edition:
The PineNote is an experimental device. PineNote software is still in it's infancy and therefore it is ONLY suitable for experienced developers. At present time, there is no default OS for the PineNote.
As a result, PINE64 implores that only developers order the PineNote who have 'extensive knowledge of embedded systems and/or experience with mobile Linux'. Subsequent PineNote batches should be suitable for people who are not developers, though.