Sometimes, 16 shades of gray are enough for productivity workloads. This month Onyx International began to sell one of the industry’s first 13.3-inch E Ink monitors that can be used as an external display for laptops. The company is also prepping a 25-inch E Ink monitor for desktop PCs.
E Ink displays are used rather widely for ebook readers and some specialized devices that can take advantage of their low power consumption and high contrast yet do not need colors. But the E Ink technology can also be applied to PCs that are used for things like reading, writing, or coding by people who experience eye strain when working with traditional monitors because of blue light, bright colors, or screen flash. In fact, E Ink monitors for PCs are beginning to emerge. Late last year Dasung started to sell its 25.3-inch Paperlike monitor and this week Onyx began to sell its Boox Mira E Ink 13.3-inch monitor