$399 PineNote e-ink tablet features Quartz64 SBC
PINE Microsystems, manufacturer raspberry pie Replace single board computer, have Announce PineNote is an electronic ink tablet computer that uses the same SoC as the Quartz64 single-board computer. There is a caveat in the first batch of units, don’t expect to write your essay or read too many e-books unless you have coding skills to implement it.
For those who are not familiar Quartz 64, It was released in June 2021 and contains a Rockchip RK3566 quad-core ARM Cortex A55 64-bit processor with MALI G-52 GPU. The main features include a PCIe x4 open slot (on type A, there is also an electronic ink interface) or M.2 (for type B) using a Gen 2 electronic channel, and up to 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
The CPU frequency in PineNote is 1.8 GHz, and it uses a complete eMMC, plus 4GB of RAM. The wireless connection is handled by Wi-Fi 5 GHz and Bluetooth 5. The 10.3-inch e-ink screen has a resolution of 1404×1872 pixels and a density of 227ppi. Thanks to the built-in rotation sensor, the screen can be rotated. The screen may only display 16 levels of gray, but it is a full multi-touch panel with a pen-type digitizer, and the front light has 36 levels of intensity. Built-in stereo speakers and four microphones, but no webcam. Charge the onboard 4000mAH LiPo battery via USB-C.
It’s just over 7 mm (0.27 inches) thick, which is thinner than the Kindle Oasis 3, and it should be available for $399 later this year-although when you first get it, there are some information on the web page A very sensible warning about its software status: “…you must expect to write software for it, not write notes on it. The first batch of factory software is not suitable for taking notes, reading e-books or writing papers. It may even fail to start To the graphical environment”. So be careful.