Onyx Boox Maclay Android eReader Launches in Russia

Onyx Boox Maclay Android eReader Launches in Russia e-Reading Hardware Onyx has launched another Android ereader this week in Russia, and it's a good one.

The Onyx Boox Maclay runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on a dual-core CPU. It shares many specs with the Icarus Illumina XL I covered yesterday, only with a smaller screen and a much lower price tag.

The Maclay is now shipping in Russia with a price of 7890 rubles, or about $103 USD. That's not a bad price given the OS and the Carta screen.

The Maclay has a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, and Wifi, but no Bluetooth or audio. Its six-inch display has a frontlight and touchscreen, and a screen resolution of 1024 x 758.

In terms of ebook formats, this ereader natively supports Epub, PDF, FB2, and other formats, and you can install your own app to expand support. The device also ships with pre-installed English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries, with the possibility of adding dictionaries in StarDict format.

Weighing in at 169 grams, the Maclay measures 8.7 mm thin and has a 1.7Ah battery.

All in all, this is a pretty decent looking ereader with good specs and not a bad price. It has a lower resolution screen than the latest Kindle Paperwhite (which retails for 139 euros), but then again it is also somewhat cheaper in the Russian market.


  • CPU: 1GHz, dual-core
  • RAM: 512MB
  • OS: Android 4.2 Jelly bean
  • Screen: E-ink Carta, with touchscreen and frontlight
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 758
  • Storage: 8GB internal, microSD card slot (up to 32GB supported)
  • Battery: 1.7Ah
  • Dimensions: 170 x 117 x 8,7 mm
  • Weight: 169 grams
  • Supported formats: Epub, Mobi, PDF, Djvu, html, txt, FB2, DOC, CHM, PDB

Onyx-Boox.ru via The-eBook.org

About Nate Hoffelder (10074 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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