Onyx Boox Maclay Android eReader Launches in Russia

Onyx Boox Maclay Android eReader 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

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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