A growing number of companies seem to be launching E Ink tablets with support for pen input. Sony, Onyx, and ReMarkable currently offer one or more models. Last month MobiScribe introduced a new 6.8 inch model. And now it looks like a new option is the way the EeWrite E-Pad tablet.
The folks at Gadget Labs say this 10.3 inch tablet with a capacitive touch display and a Wacom pen, Android software, and 4G LTE support will go up for pre-order through a Kickstarter campaign starting March 26th.
It’s expected to have a retail price of $699, but the first 200 folks to back the Kickstarter campaign will be able to reserve one for $399.
The retail price makes this one of the more expensive 10.3 inch E Ink slates around — Sony’s Digital Paper and the ReMarkable tablet both sell for about $600, while the Onyx Boox Note is $499 and the Boox Note Plus sells for $559. But neither of those models has a SIM card slot with support for 4G LTE. And the promotional $399 price is a pretty good deal if you’re cool with pre-ordering.
Here’s a run-down of the E-Pad’s key specs:
- 10.3 inch, 1872 x 1404 E Ink display (227 ppi)
- Deca-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB of storage + microSD card slot
- Capacitive touch + Wacom pen input (72ms latency)
- Mic and speaker
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 4G LTE
- Android operating system (with Google Play Store)
- 392 grams (14 ounces)
You can sign up at the oGadget website by the end of the day (February 27th) to get a first crack at one of the 200 discounted units.
We’re expecting to get a chance to check out the E-Pad in the coming weeks and will hopefully be able to share some thoughts before the crowdfunding campaign goes live next month.