Onyx Boox Max eReader Up For Pre-Order – 13″ Screen, Android, 585 Euros

Onyx Boox Max eReader Up For Pre-Order - 13" Screen, Android, 585 Euros e-Reading Hardware When Sony debuted the Digital Paper DPT-S1 a couple years ago, ebook reader enthusiasts were dismayed by the limited features (only PDF was supported) and by the $1,000 price tag.

At long last, the DPT-S1 is getting some competition.

On Sunday eReader-Store.de put the Onyx Boox Max up for pre-order, and we finally have a chance to get in line to buy an ereader which is everything Sony's device is not.

The Max runs Android 4.0 on a dual-core 1GHz CPU. It features a 13.3" plastic-backed E-ink screen (1600 x 1200 resolution), and it has a pressure-sensitive touchscreen and stylus (but no frontlight).

The complete specs for the retail unit have not been released, but we do know that it comes with Wifi, BT, a speaker and microphone, 8GB of internal storage, and a 4Ah battery.

I can also add that earlier reports indicated that the pre-production units let you install apps, so while the Max supports PDF, Epub, and other common document formats out of the box, it is really only limited by the apps you install.

The Max is scheduled to ship in mid-April, with a pre-VAT price of 585 Euros (or about $645 USD).

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."

23 Comments on Onyx Boox Max eReader Up For Pre-Order – 13″ Screen, Android, 585 Euros

  1. Wow! It is nearly 700 € with VAT! I thought it would be cheaper. Despite its high price, I like its light weight. How many ppi?

  2. That’s a fair price IMO. Compare with the Sony thing that only reads PDFs!

    But can this be used as a secondary screen, and/or will it support an external keyboard?

  3. I ordered one. I have been Waiting for a long time and resisting to be tempted buying toys(Ereader less than 9 inch)!This is a jewellery crown of ereaders.Dear other toys:make room for the king of the kings!

  4. Now that you have Booxtor’s sample, please check, if it is indeed the retail version or a better-speced one with a higher-res screen prototype. Booxtor has claimed, that he couldn’t see much difference between this device’s screen (150 dpi, unless this is a prototype actually equipped with a higher-resolution screen) and a 250 dpi screen on an i86, which I find hard to believe. It should be very easy to distinguish 150 dpi from 250 dpi. Booxtor’s statements would be much more credible, if this device were equipped with a prototype of the not-yet-mass-produced high-res version of the screen, which, IIRC, had a pixel density comparable to a Kobo mini or better.

  5. Nate, the person posting to the thread about using M96 as a 2nd screen was attempting to use this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devguru.eltwomonusb which looks promising

    In a separate thread I can see they were non-booxtor (whatever that means), so maybe that had something to do with their lack of success? http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3154711#post3154711

  6. Which one would you say is better for taking notes and writing, Sony Digital Paper or Onyx Max? I only read PDFs so I don’t mind the restriction. I’m just wondering which one has a higher quality in general and is better for writing.

  7. Hi,
    does anybody know, if the reader supports Adobe Acrobat Reader? Obviously, when trying to install it the “offical” way it does not (Play Store: “Device not supported”). While there are many PDF reader apps as an alternative, I would need the Adobe Reader for a specific DRM restricted library service.
    Any experience with that?

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