Global ePaper Industry Weekly Bulletin #18|Lenovo Think Box X Unveiled at CES 2024 with Prism Color-changing ePaper

Lenovo showcased the ThinkBook X Concept 13.5-inch laptop at CES 2024. The standout feature of this product is the adoption of a color low-power ePaper display on the A surface, which supports user-customized patterns and can also display a dynamic clock.

Quadrant Lab, in collaboration with the ePaper Industry Alliance (EPIA) has launched the Quadrant.ePaper weekly bulletin, aiming to provide readers with insights on global industry innovations and the latest news on the ePaper industry and connecting the global IoT ecosystem.


01 ThinkBook X Concept Features Prism Color ePaper on A Surface



Lenovo showcased the ThinkBook X Concept 13.5-inch laptop at CES 2024. The standout feature of this product is the adoption of a color low-power ePaper display on the A surface, which supports user-customized patterns and can also display a dynamic clock. This color ePape displayr adopts E Ink Prism color-changing ePaper technology, which can display eight colors and combine them into any pattern desired by the designer. Lenovo stated that currently, this color E Ink screen supports up to 1000 different patterns and can achieve "multi-system interaction." Thanks to the bistable nature of ePaper, this color screen is capable of ultra-low power consumption operation without affecting the laptop's battery life.


02 E Ink and Papercast Unveil the 1st Smart Bus Stop in Japan



E Ink and Papercast have introduced advanced solar-powered ePaper passenger information display technology for the smart bus stop project in Aizuwakamatsu City, Japan, to enhance service convenience and reduce ongoing operational costs. ePaper technology features high contrast, clear readability in sunlight, and real-time updates, making it an ideal information display medium for bus stops. The ePaper displays at bus stops can provide passengers with real-time arrival information, timetables, transfer routes, service changes, and a series of travel recommendations via Papercast’s remote data management platform.

The promotion of smart bus stops will address a major challenge in bus stop construction in Japan. Among the 500,000 bus stops across Japan, 90% lack power supply. E Ink's low-power display technology combined with low-power wide-area (LPWA) wireless technology can be used with solar power, eliminating the need for power and network cables, making it easy to install and accelerating the intelligent transformation of Japan's bus network.


03 Create a Solar-powered Weather Display with a Tri-color ePaper



Ricardo Sappia's solar-powered weather display adopts a 2.13-inch tri-color ePaper display screen with a resolution of 250*122 pixels. It is powered by a small solar panel and can be placed on the window frame for charging. The device can display weather information such as time, date, sunrise and sunset times, highest and lowest temperatures of the day, wind speed and direction, and cloud cover conditions. The core of the device is an ESP32 controller that can retrieve the latest weather data and display it on the ePaper. After each update, the device enters deep sleep mode.


04 Bigme Launches Mini Color E Ink Tablet B751C for Smart Office



Bigme has launched its new Mini color E Ink tablet B751C for smart office. This product integrates dual-system functionality, smooth handwriting, voice-to-text conversion, and AI large language models. It has a thickness of 7mm and comes with a stylus pen and a protective case.

In terms of the screen, the B751C adopts E Ink's Kaleido 3 color ePaper technology, supporting black and white 300PPI and color 150PP and free of blue light and flickering. The screen is certified by German TÜV Rheinland and is equipped with xRapid fast refresh and automatic ghosting reduction technology algorithms.


05 Xiaomi Launches 7-inch eReader Product MiReader



Xiaomi's 7-inch black and white eReader, the Xiaomi MiReader, stands out with its lightweight body and magnetic charging cover. The product features an all-black body, weighs 166 grams, with a thicker grip on the right side (7.7mm) and thinner middle and left sides (3.9mm). It is equipped with two physical page-turning buttons. The back of the device can be connected to the included magnetic charging cover, which has a built-in 1950mAh battery. Together with the device's built-in 1200mAh battery, it provides a 7-week standby battery life.

The Xiaomi MiReader adopts the latest E-Ink Carta 1200 ePaper technology with a resolution of 1680x1264, 300PPI; The processor is Rockchip quad-core RK3566, equipped with 2GB RAM and 64GB ROM, with 32-level cold and warm two-color headlights, and intelligent automatic dimming function.