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(02-19-2021, 04:16 PM)Braillynn Wrote: I'm really quite excited about the Quartz 64 as it sounds like it will be the chip that becomes the PinePhone 2. Knowing that you are making a 10' e-ink display that attaches to it makes me wonder if Pine has any intention to make an e-reader? Everyone know of the kindle and those e-ink drawing tablets that cost a fortune. If Pine64 could make a competing product that would be a dream come true for those wanting to get away from the walled garden of Amazon and Barnes and Noble devices and also a device for artists who prefer FOSS products and services. Just my two cents.

- Braillynn
In regards to the e-Ink display. My opinion is that unless it is a color e-Ink display, I don't think another e-Ink tablet would be popular. Plus, it would be useful to have reasonable dots per inch. And that applies to both smaller size, like 6-7" or larger 9-10". But, just my opinion.


For those that don't know, their are reduced color e-Ink displays. For example, one was able to display 16 shades of gray, and 4,096 colors.
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#12
I think it would be a trade-off between price and refresh rate. From what I have seen the cheaper (reduced) color e-ink screens have a really low refresh rate, making them more suitable for digital signage than a e-reader type device. Of course if Pine64 can source a nice & cheap 10" color e-ink that would be awesome, but I personally would be fine with a reasonably good monochrome one as well. For me refresh-rate and accurate touch input would be more important.
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(02-22-2021, 08:18 AM)poVoq Wrote: I think it would be a trade-off between price and refresh rate. From what I have seen the cheaper (reduced) color e-ink screens have a really low refresh rate, making them more suitable for digital signage than a e-reader type device. Of course if Pine64 can source a nice & cheap 10" color e-ink that would be awesome, but I personally would be fine with a reasonably good monochrome one as well. For me refresh-rate and accurate touch input would be more important.
I  very much agree. of course I don’t mind colour, I would much prefer a cheaper, faster monochrome than an more expensive, laggy colour display, though.

I am wondering if it might be a good idea to have a monochrome small Pinebook ?
Typewriter style, maybe with a slightly better keyboard than the old OG Pinebook ?

Or more reader style with a stand and a clever solution to use a good Bluetooth keyboard? I think a clever stand or cover would be key for this idea. Then you can use the eInk display with a nice (mechanical?) keyboard as luxury distraction free writing machine. As a 10” display is already planned, maybe this is an option?
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#14
(02-18-2021, 01:14 PM)fire219 Wrote:
(02-18-2021, 12:40 PM)Luke Wrote:
(02-18-2021, 12:13 PM)poVoq Wrote: What happened to IRC?

The reality is that other protocols are more popular by a magnitude of X than IRC. And bridging IRC, as I understand it, is a pain in the behind.
You'd have to ask @fire219 to bridge IRC up to the other Quartz64 chats and see what he says.

Just bridged it this morning. Wink
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Why not a channel here?
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#16
(04-20-2021, 06:02 PM)KJ6OHG Wrote: Why not a channel here?

I assume you mean sub-forum? fair point...
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