Paperlike HD-F Review

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Dasung has consistently delivered products that incorporate cutting-edge technology with consumer-oriented design, and the Paperlike HD-F is no exception. This 13.3″ e-ink monitor, offered at the attractive price point of $748, is a testament to Dasung’s commitment to providing high-quality, affordable solutions for those in need of an e-ink monitor.

The display of the Paperlike HD-F is a focal point of its design. The 13.3-inch screen offers plenty of room for content, whether it be documents, images, or even coding environments. This is further enhanced by a high resolution of 2200×1650, which ensures a sharp, clear display that benefits a range of tasks. Paired with a pixel density of 207 PPI, this monitor provides images and text with a level of clarity that matches many of its higher-priced competitors.

The choice of a 4:3 aspect ratio aligns with the monitor’s focus on reading, writing, and other text-based tasks. This ratio is reminiscent of traditional print paper, providing a display that’s balanced and visually pleasing.

The inclusion of a frontlight feature marks a notable advantage of the Paperlike HD-F. With this, users can comfortably use the monitor in various lighting conditions, enhancing the device’s versatility.

The lack of a touchscreen and built-in speaker in the Paperlike HD-F might be considered drawbacks for some users. The absence of touchscreen capability may reduce the ease of navigation for those accustomed to interactive displays; however, Dasung’s Paperlike HD-FT does have this feature. The lack of a speaker also constrains the device’s multimedia capabilities. However, e-ink monitors with speakers tend to be of the larger 25.3″ variety, such as the Paperlike 253 (Dark Knight Version) or Boox Mira Pro.

In terms of connectivity, the Paperlike HD-F offers a Mini HDMI and a USB-C port. While the lack of a standard HDMI port and Display Port may limit compatibility with certain devices, the presence of USB-C is a forward-thinking move. With USB-C becoming increasingly standard in many devices, this ensures the monitor’s connectivity is not only current but also future-oriented.

VESA compatibility is another notable feature of the Paperlike HD-F. The option to mount the monitor offers users greater flexibility in arranging their workspaces, contributing to a more ergonomic work environment.

Looking at its physical specs, the Paperlike HD-F stands out as an impressively lightweight and slim device. Weighing in at 640g and with a thickness of just 5.1mm, the monitor is easy to transport and handle, offering users the flexibility to move around without feeling encumbered. Its dimensions, 311.2mm in width and 234.9mm in height, make it compact enough to maintain a clean, clutter-free workspace.

In conclusion, Dasung’s Paperlike HD-F presents a compelling proposition in the e-ink monitor market. Its superior display quality and useful features like frontlighting are packaged in a lightweight, slim design, all offered at a competitive price point. While some might lament the absence of certain features like touchscreen and a variety of connectivity options, the overall balance of affordability, display quality, and design make the Paperlike HD-F a solid choice for those in need of an e-ink monitor.

Full Specs

Product The model name of the e-ink monitorPaperlike HD-F
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 HD-F
Price The approximate price of the e-ink monitor (in USD)$748
Brand The brand/manufacturer of the e-ink tabletDasung
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)640g
Thickness The thickness of the e-ink monitor (in millimetres)5.1mm
Height The height of the e-ink monitor (in millimetres)234.9mm
Width The width of the e-ink monitor (in millimetres)311.2mm
Buy Where to buy the e-ink monitor