E-Pad is a 10.3 inch E Ink Android tablet with a Wacom Pen, 4G support (crowdfunding)

A growing number of companies seem to be launching E Ink tablets with support for pen input. Sony, Onyx, and ReMarkable currently offer one or more models. Last month MobiScribe introduced a new 6.8 inch model. And now it looks like a new option is the way the EeWrite E-Pad tablet.

The folks at Gadget Labs say this 10.3 inch tablet with a capacitive touch display and a Wacom pen, Android software, and 4G LTE support will go up for pre-order through a Kickstarter campaign starting March 26th.

New 10.3-inch E Ink E-Pad Tablet Has 4G and Deca-Core Processor

It’s expected to have a retail price of $699, but the first 200 folks to back the Kickstarter campaign will be able to reserve one for $399.

The retail price makes this one of the more expensive 10.3 inch E Ink slates around — Sony’s Digital Paper and the ReMarkable tablet both sell for about $600, while the Onyx Boox Note is $499 and the Boox Note Plus sells for $559. But neither of those models has a SIM card slot with support for 4G LTE. And the promotional $399 price is a pretty good deal if you’re cool with pre-ordering.

Here’s a run-down of the E-Pad’s key specs:

  • 10.3 inch, 1872 x 1404 E Ink display (227 ppi)
  • Deca-core proessor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage + microSD card slot
  • Capacitive touch + Wacom pen input (120ms latency)
  • Mic and speaker
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 4G LTE
  • Android operating system (with Google Play Store)
  • 392 grams (14 ounces)

You can sign up at the oGadget website by the end of the day (February 27th) to get a first crack at one of the 200 discounted units.

We’re expecting to get a chance to check out the E-Pad in the coming weeks and will hopefully be able to share some thoughts before the crowdfunding campaign goes live next month.


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