With rich contrast: New E-ink display for Raspberry Pi and PC released
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The EINK-DISP-103 is a 10.3-inch display that, as its name implies, is based on E-ink technology rather than OLED or IPS. While E-ink has comparatively slow reactive times, the technology has unrivalled reading comfort and readability even under difficult conditions, in our opinion. Additionally, while E-ink displays remain unsuitable for media consumption, they are great for reading long texts.
Specifically, EINK-DISP-103 operates natively at 1,872 x 1,404. The unit measures 209.7 x 187.0 mm and is 8.9 mm thick. The panel can display up to 16 shades of grey and supports GC16, A2 or A2+ modes. The EINK-DISP-103 can also cycle between ten contrast levels.
Waveshare has included mini-HDMI port for connecting the EINK-DISP-103 to another device, along with a micro USB port for delivering 5 V/1.5 A to the unit. Waveshare includes a 5 V/3 A power supply in the box, for reference.
Price will likely be a sticking point for most people, though. The EINK-DISP-103 costs US$539.99 on Waveshare, from where it can currently be pre-ordered. The company expects to start shipping units from February 29 and has published a wiki for the display too. CNX Software reports that Seeedstudio will offer the EINK-DISP-103, but the retailer's link is dead at the time of writing.