Dasung Not-eReader has Surprisingly Fast Refresh Rate (Video)

Dasung Not-eReader

The Dasung Not-eReader is a new 7.8-inch E Ink tablet and ereader (despite the name), and it just might be the fastest E Ink ereader yet.

Dasung uploaded a brief YouTube video yesterday showing the Kindle app in action on the Not-eReader and the app appears to work surprisingly well.

It reacts faster than it does on other E Ink devices and somehow there isn’t any noticeable ghosting where you can see visible afterimages on the screen.

I’m using the Kindle app on the Onyx Boox Nova Pro right now, which has similar specs as the Not-eReader, and it comes close to being that fast with A2 mode turned on, but doing so leaves a bunch of afterimages on the screen and it makes the text look all faded and grey.

It looks like Dasung has cracked the E Ink code, so to speak, to make it so they can use a fast refresh rate while still maintaining clear images and text. It’s like they have partial refresh mode permanently enabled and yet the screen looks like it’s using regular full refresh mode.

The Not-eReader is expected to start shipping later this month. It appears that they are still accepting orders on the Indiegogo crowdfunding page for $369 a pop. The price is quite a bit higher than other 7.8-inch ereaders, especially considering it doesn’t have a Wacom touchscreen like the new Nova Pro and Likebook Muses, just a capacitive touchscreen, but it does have some unique features.

The Not-eReader can be used as a secondary monitor; it even has a mini-HDMI port. It runs Android 6.0 and has a quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space, with a memory card slot for expansion.

There’s also Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a USB-C port, speakers, mic, and it has a large 5300mAh battery. The 7.8-inch E Ink screen has 300 ppi and a frontlight with warm and cool settings.

Dasung has been making E Ink monitors for a few years now, but this is their first ereader. It looks like they might have something interesting here. The fast refresh rate without ghosting gives it an edge over other Android ereaders. It will be interesting to see how the Not-eReader turns out.

Dasung Not-eReader Kindle App

9 Responses to “Dasung Not-eReader has Surprisingly Fast Refresh Rate (Video)”

  1. I am interested as well, are you planning to review it?

    • No review, sorry. As interesting as it looks, it’s too expensive and they’ve only sold a few hundred units so there’s not nearly enough interest to warrant the time and expense of doing a review.

  2. Darn, I really want one of these. Any videos yet of the screen light? I have looked but haven’t found any.

  3. Sounds promising. I’m not too keen on trying out first generation electronics – especially at that price. My first generation Nook is no longer supported, so I’d like to find an e-ink reader that I can use with my Kindle and nook app. Will keep an eye out.

  4. When it will be available in India and what will be the price?

  5. I have one. Don´t buy it. The suposrt is horrible. They don´t answer the emails. My not e-reader came with battery issues and screen issues (it was difficult to read and impossible to watch any video). I asked for a refund or an Exchange, because those problems where Factory problems. You can see on indiegogo my comments (name Katam) and also the comments for lots of people that have the sames and other issues. They continue wihtout answer emails. They are a scam, the do not offer any warranty despite saying the do and that they are a “serious” enterprise. If you have any question email me.

  6. To Kristian,
    Nobody watches videos on an e-ink display. Obviously you’re expecting too much from the technology.