E Ink has introduced a new type of ePaper display which it says is half the weigh and half the thickness of a typical glass-based LCD. The company says that makes it new Fina screens well suited for devices that are larger than your typical tablet or eReader, since you can use an E Ink Fina display without adding much weight to the device.
For example the new PcoketBOOK CAD Reader features a 13.3 inch Fina display that weighs just over 2 ounces.
The PocketBook CAD Reader is aimed at architects and other professionals that could use a portable device for viewing CAD files — it’s not exactly a consumer-oriented device. But it does give us a first look at a Fina display.
We’ll likely start to see similar screens using the same TFT displays with E Ink’s thin glass substrate in other devices in the future.