Paperlike 253 Review

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The Paperlike 253 from Dasung is an embodiment of the brand’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of e-ink technology. It stands as a testament to the blend of high-quality materials, innovative technology, and aesthetic design, making it a top-tier option for those seeking to indulge in an advanced e-ink display.

The Paperlike 253 is positioned in the premium segment of the market with its price of $1798. It’s worth mentioning that e-ink technology is still an emerging field, and the price tag reflects the sophistication of the technology involved. The Paperlike 253 is not just another e-ink monitor but a premium product engineered for the discerning user who values the blend of comfort, clarity, and ergonomics that e-ink technology provides.

The display size is a notable highlight of this monitor. Boasting a 25.3″ screen size, it provides a substantial viewing area that considerably surpasses most offerings in the e-ink market. This ensures ample space for multitasking and provides a superior viewing experience. Moreover, the monitor offers a high resolution of 3200×1800 pixels and a pixel density of 145 PPI, ensuring sharp images that retain their clarity irrespective of the content displayed. Furthermore, the monitor’s 16:9 aspect ratio ensures a broad viewing space that is suitable for an array of applications.

However, the absence of a frontlight feature might seem like a disadvantage, especially when working in low-light conditions. E-ink monitors with frontlight offer enhanced usability in darker environments, and some potential users might feel the lack of this feature; however, Dasung does produce a slightly more expensive version of the Paperlike 253 that has a frontlight. Similarly, the lack of a touchscreen might be perceived as a downside by users who prefer a more interactive experience. However, this decision may also be a deliberate move to maintain the pristine image quality, which can sometimes be affected by the addition of a touch-sensitive film.

On the connectivity front, the Paperlike 253 is well-equipped. The HDMI port, USB-C, and Display Port significantly expand the scope of device compatibility. However, the absence of a mini HDMI port might slightly limit the monitor’s connectivity, especially with smaller devices. For buyers that need mini-HDMI, the Boox Mira Pro might be a better alternative.

The lack of built-in speakers might be a minor disadvantage for those planning to use the monitor for multimedia purposes. Nevertheless, for users who primarily want to use the monitor for reading, writing, or coding, this is likely to be a non-issue.

VESA compatibility is a feature that stands out for the Paperlike 253, allowing for flexible mounting options. You can mount the monitor on a wall or use a flexible arm, depending on your workspace requirements. This compatibility could be a significant advantage for users working in compact spaces.

With regards to physical characteristics, the Paperlike 253 is on the heavier side, weighing in at 5380g. While this might make the monitor less portable, the impressive build quality ensures durability and robustness. The dimensions of the monitor—606.8mm wide and 392.1mm high—are generous without being excessively bulky. Moreover, with a sleek thickness of 12.5mm, the monitor adds a touch of elegance to your workspace.

To sum it up, the Dasung Paperlike 253 e-ink monitor delivers on multiple fronts despite a few missing features. It provides a large, high-resolution display, robust connectivity options, and compatibility with VESA mounts. The monitor might come with a hefty price tag, but for users seeking a comfortable viewing experience that only e-ink can provide, it’s a premium choice worth considering. The Paperlike 253 stands as a shining testament to Dasung’s expertise in delivering high-quality e-ink monitors designed to satisfy even the most demanding users.

Full Specs

Product The model name of the e-ink monitorPaperlike 253
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 monitorPaperlike 253
Price The approximate price of the e-ink monitor (in USD)$1798
Brand The brand/manufacturer of the e-ink tabletDasung
Screen size The size of the screen (measured diagonally in inches)25.3"
Resolution The screen resolution of the e-ink monitor3200x1800
PPI The screen density of the e-ink monitor (in pixels per inch)145ppi
Aspect ratio The aspect ratio of the e-ink monitor16:9
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)5380g
Thickness The thickness of the e-ink monitor (in millimetres)12.5mm
Height The height of the e-ink monitor (in millimetres)392.1mm
Width The width of the e-ink monitor (in millimetres)606.8mm
Buy Where to buy the e-ink monitor