Bigme unveils All-in-One desktop PC with an E Ink Shade show (crowdfunding)

Bigme was one of many first corporations to launch tablets and eReaders with E Ink Shade shows. Now Bigme goes… greater.

The corporate has posted a preview web page for an upcoming Kickstarter crowdfunding marketing campaign for an All-in-One desktop laptop with a 25.3 inch E Ink Shade show.

Whereas we’ve seen a handful of corporations together with Dasung and Onyx BOOX use 25.3 inch E Ink Shade shows for displays, Bigme is the primary firm I’m conscious of to construct an AiO desktop that includes one.

Mainly, slightly than only a show that you may plug right into a desktop, laptop computer, or different gadget, it is a totally practical laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor and Home windows 11 software program. Bigme doesn’t say which Intel chip the pc has, and there aren’t many different particulars about specs or pricing.

However we do know that the system will assist voice controls, have a front-light to make the display screen simpler to view in dimly lit environments, and assist display screen rotation. It’s additionally stated to have an HDMI port and assist for “wi-fi solid” performance, suggesting that you could be additionally have the ability to use the system as an exterior show in your telephone, laptop computer, or different computer systems in addition to utilizing it as a standalone gadget. It might even be attainable to run an HDMI cable to a second show if you wish to use an LCD display screen as a companion to the pc’s E Ink show.

E Ink shows are sometimes used for eBook readers, as they supply a low-power, high-contrast display screen that may be considered utilizing solely ambient mild (or a entrance mild that shines onto the show slightly than towards your eyes), decreasing eye pressure. And E Ink solely use energy when the picture on display screen, so a static picture will be displayed indefinitely.

However the properties that make these screens good for studying eBooks could make them an iffy match for tablets and PCs. E Ink shows have refresh charges which are a lot slower than LCD or OLED screens, which makes animation look much less fluid. Whereas we’ve seen E Ink pill makes push the bounds of E Ink with higher-than-usual refresh charges just lately, you often sacrifice some picture high quality to get refresh charges quick sufficient for video playback.

And whereas E Ink has been producing shade shows for the previous few years, they have an inclination to have a restricted shade palette when put next with different show applied sciences, and colours are inclined to look a lot much less vibrant on an E Ink show.

All of which is to say that, whereas I can see why some of us would possibly need an E Ink monitor that can be utilized as an elective different to an LCD show for sure duties, I’m much less clear on the worth of an All-in-One laptop that solely has an E Ink Shade show (except you join a second display screen).

Talking of worth, Bigme hasn’t stated how a lot its upcoming laptop will value. However good cash is on “so much.” The similarly-sized Dasung Paperlike Shade E Ink monitor goes for greater than $1,500 throughout an Indiegogo crowdfunding marketing campaign, and the retail value is anticipated to be even larger. And the Onyx BOOX Mira Professional monitor with a 25.3 inch show is anticipated to promote for $1,800 if it ever truly involves market.

And people are simply shows. I’d count on the Bigme AiO to value much more, provided that it combines that it combines an identical show with extra laptop elements together with a processor, reminiscence, storage, networking {hardware}, and (hopefully) a Home windows license.

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