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.