Boston-based Modos is developing the first ever laptop with an E ink screen. It is positioned as a solution that is designed to work with text, email, tables, and so on.
The company notes that so far only a model with a black and white screen is planned, despite the fact that color E inks already exist. The technical parameters of the laptop have not yet been specified, however, it seems that the solution will also allow playing video on such screens. Modos showed how YouTube video playback will look on the new screen.
One of the advantages of E ink screens has been and remains their ability to use little power. In fact, the energy is only used to change the image, so a typical battery will last for several weeks.
In addition, such displays do not “go blind” in bright sunlight, since they do not use internal illumination. They use only reflected light. Finally, the monochrome substrate of such displays is more comfortable for the eyes than LCD screens.
And earlier Xiaomi introduced an e-reader with a 5.84-inch E-ink screen and a Rockchip RK3566 SoC.