Mira Review

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Stepping into the e-ink display market, the Boox Mira presents a compelling blend of features that makes it a notable contender in this unique field. At a price of $800, the Mira is positioned as an affordable entry into the e-ink market, offering a variety of features and characteristics that make it a promising choice for users interested in the advantages of e-ink technology.

With a 13.3″ screen size, the Mira is in the mid-range of e-ink display sizes. It offers ample screen real estate for a variety of tasks, from reading and writing to basic design work. The resolution is impressive for a display of this size, standing at 2200×1650 pixels. Combined with a high pixel density of 207 PPI, the Mira ensures that images are sharp and clear, and text is crisp and easily readable.

The Mira adheres to the 4:3 aspect ratio, which is slightly different from the 16:9 aspect ratio more common in modern displays. However, this does not hinder the monitor’s performance. In fact, the 4:3 ratio can actually enhance the reading and browsing experience, making the Mira a good choice for users who plan to use it mainly for these purposes.

One of the Mira’s standout features is its frontlight, a valuable addition for users who want to use the monitor in low-light conditions. This enhances the display’s versatility, making it a good choice for both daytime and nighttime usage. Similarly, the inclusion of a touchscreen interface is a major plus point, providing users with an interactive, user-friendly experience.

In terms of connectivity, the Mira boasts a variety of ports, including HDMI, mini HDMI, and USB-C. This wide range of connectivity options ensures the Mira can be easily connected to a multitude of devices. However, the lack of a Display Port could limit its compatibility with certain devices, so this is something potential buyers might want to consider.

One area where the Mira falls short is the lack of a built-in speaker. While this is not necessarily a deal-breaker, especially for users who primarily want to use the display for reading or writing, it could limit the Mira’s appeal for those who want to use it for multimedia tasks. Typically only larger e-ink monitors such as the Dasung Paperlike 253 Dark Knight or the Boox Mira Pro have integrated speakers.

The Mira’s VESA compatibility is a valuable feature for users looking for flexibility in their setup. Whether mounted on a wall or on an adjustable arm, the Mira can adapt to a wide range of workspaces, which enhances its versatility.

One of the most impressive characteristics of the Mira is its physical specifications. Weighing in at only 590g, and with a slim thickness of 5.1mm, it’s clear that Boox has prioritized portability and convenience in the Mira’s design. Furthermore, its dimensions (308.4mm wide and 231mm high) make it compact enough for easy transport and use in a variety of environments.

In summary, the Boox Mira e-ink monitor presents a well-rounded offering at a competitive price. While there are some features missing, such as a built-in speaker and Display Port, the Mira more than makes up for these with its impressive display, user-friendly touchscreen interface, robust connectivity options, and compact, portable design. For users looking to try out an e-ink monitor without breaking the bank, the Boox Mira is a compelling choice.

Full Specs

Product The model name of the e-ink monitorMira
Version The version of the product (set to 'standard' for monitors with only one version)Standard
Buy Where to buy the e-ink monitor
Image A picture of the e-ink monitorMira
Price The approximate price of the e-ink monitor (in USD)$800
Brand The brand/manufacturer of the e-ink tabletBoox
Screen size The size of the screen (measured diagonally in inches)13.3"
Resolution The screen resolution of the e-ink monitor2200x1650
PPI The screen density of the e-ink monitor (in pixels per inch)207ppi
Aspect ratio The aspect ratio of the e-ink monitor4:3
Frontlight Does the e-ink monitor have a frontlight?
Touchscreen Does the e-ink monitor have touchscreen?
HDMI Does the e-ink monitor have a HDMI port?
Mini HDMI Does the e-ink monitor have a Mini-HDMI port?
USB-C Does the e-ink monitor have a USB-C port?
Display Port Does the e-ink monitor have a DISPLAY Port?
Speaker Does the e-ink monitor have an integrated speaker(s)?
VESA Is the e-ink monitor compatible with a VESA fitting/stand?
Weight The weight of the e-ink monitor (in grams)590g
Thickness The thickness of the e-ink monitor (in millimetres)5.1mm
Height The height of the e-ink monitor (in millimetres)231mm
Width The width of the e-ink monitor (in millimetres)308.4mm
Buy Where to buy the e-ink monitor