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Over the years, plenty of companies have used E Ink displays in eBook readers. A growing number are also putting them in tablets or “eNotes” with larger screens and support for pen input.

But Dasung is one of the only companies that makes E Ink monitors. The company’s latest model is also the first I’ve seen to feature a large, curved E Ink display. But it’ll cost you: the Dasung Paperlike 253 U is on sale now for $1,798 and up.

The display features a 3200 x 1800 pixel curved display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a matte finish.

As an E Ink display, the Paperlike U is easily visible using nothing but ambient light… but that can make the screen a little tough to use in dark or dimly lit environments. So you’ll also probably want to pay an extra $100 to get a model featuring a front-light with support for adjustable color temperature… because the base model isn’t illuminated at all.

You can also add another $150 if you want a model with a model with Miracast and AirPlay wireless display capabilities.

All models feature HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB Type-C inputs for wired connections, stereo speakers, a headphone jack, and USB inputs and outputs.

Keep in mind that E Ink displays tend to have significantly slower screen refresh rates than LCD or OLED displays, which makes them a poor fit for video, games, or other tasks that involve high-motion graphics. Dasung does incorporate technology that enables faster-than-usual screen refresh rates, but you’re still not going to get 60fps in games. And the Paperlike U has a black and white screen with support for 16 shades of grey rather than a full-color display, so it’s a screen that’s really designed more for reading than watching videos or playing games.

If you prefer a model without a curved display, Dasung has also has a flat version. The company has been selling the Dasung Paperlike 253 for similar prices for the last few years.

via @DasungTech

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  1. Is there a Linux client for their 25.3″ monitors? Adjusting the display modes/speed via the buttons is not an option for me. (love your YT videos!)