The Eewrite Epad X tablet is a dual-screen tablet with a color LCD display on one side and a black and white E-Ink display on the other. When I wrote about the tablet earlier this week, one thing I didn’t know was how much this unusual device would cost.

Now we have an answer.

The folks at ogadget reached out to let me know they’ll be selling the Epad X under a different name. The Janus tablet goes up for pre-order soon for $399… although that’s a pretty steep discount off the list price of $699, so you may end up having to pay more if you wait.

The Janus website also includes additional images and a few more details about the upcoming dual-screen device.

So let’s review the details:

  • 9.7 inch, 2408 x 1536 pixel LCD display
  • 9/7 inch, 1200 x 825 E Ink Carta display
  • Wacom Pen support (4096 levels of pressure sensitivity
  • MediaTek MT8176 hexa-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage + microSD card reader (up to 128GB)
  • 8MP camera
  • 5,000 mAH battery
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS support
  • Optional 4G LTE/SIM card support
  • USB Type-C port
  • Stereo speakers

In addition to power and volume buttons on one side of the tablet, there’s a dedicated button on the other side that you can use to switch between the color and black and white displays.

 



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6 replies on “Janus dual screen tablet (E Ink + Color) coming soon for $699 (or less during pre-order)”

  1. Looks like it supports Wacom styli too. I wonder if the E Ink display is pressure sensitive or if it’s just marketing fluff. I can’t imagine sketching would be any fun on an E Ink display, but maybe they’ve tweaked the refresh rate to be fast enough for notes/drawings.

  2. Pre order price is nice but only 2 GB RAM and MediaTek processor kills it.

  3. Every e-ink pen-enabled tablet seems to be so overpriced, especially when considering the spec.

    – Sony 13″ DPT RP1 ~650€
    – Onyx Boox Max 2 ~650€
    – Remarkable eINK ~650€

    Lenovo Yogabook, Eewrite ePad, MobiScribe, Jezetek P133A etc. etc.

    The Likebook Muse wasn’t too bad at ~400€, but still pricey for a 7.8″ device with limited usage.

    We’re getting closer, but none of these Wacom/eINK devices have caught the market yet.

    The refresh rate just isn’t fast enough for inking, and they’re 5-10x the price of “market leading eReaders”.

    Colour eINK has been a slow burn, the Ectaco Jetbook was so promising.

    RemindMe! 5 years “eReader Wacom”

    1. I don’t get why e-ink is still so expensive its been like a decade.. I’d still like to see an affordable e-ink phone too

  4. Too bad Pixel Qi and Mirasol were failures. Looks like brute forcing 2 displays in one is currently the best option for outdoor visibility and improved battery life for black and white display use cases.

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