I have taken a look at A4 size e-ink ebook readers for pdf files.

I have found five models:

  • Good e-reader 13.3"
  • Onyx Boox Max Carta
  • Dasung
  • Icarus A4

And there is Remarkable, but that is only 10" large.

They have quite the same price, around 700 $.

On what properties should I evaluate these models, if I want to read scientific books and research papers on them?

There are some advice at

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    Why are you limiting yourself to e-ink? I have a 12 inch x 8 inch Galaxy Tab Pro 12 that meets your needs well, plus you can use the Kindle app and Google Play app. I paid $300-350 for it 2 years ago. I realize that e-ink has many advantages, but tablets (especially android) offer a variety of reading apps, color for about half the price for high end models. Commented Sep 30, 2017 at 15:56
  • Thanks, that's an aspect I did not think of. A reason to have e-ink is to have longer working hours.
    – Gergely
    Commented Oct 2, 2017 at 10:05
  • the vast majority of tech "books" are, unfortunately, PDF's.
    – Thufir
    Commented Jan 3, 2019 at 22:01

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In a personal conversation, somebody raised my attention to the following concerns:

  • many ebooks have colourful pictures and diagrams, so a black-and-white e-ink display might not be suitable for all documents and a tablet could come handy

  • one does not want multiple devices but one portable thing, that has a proper web browser

I'm still in favor of a large e-ink reader but these are valid concerns.

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