Onyx Boox Caesar – Android 4.2, Carta E-ink, $108

Onyx has released another ereader in Russia.

The Boox Caesar is an update of the classic Onyx look which pairs a Carta E-ink screen with a dual-core CPU and a reasonable price tag which comes with strings attached.


Like many other Onyx ereaders, the Caesar runs Android 4.2 on a dual-core 1GHz CPU with 512MB RAM. It has 8GB internal storage and a microSD card slot but no audio or Wifi.

Its 6″ screen has a resolution of 1024 x 758 as well as a frontlight – but not a touchscreen. Instead, the Caesar has a d-pad and page turn buttons.

As I said, there are strings attached – or rather, Onyx made tradeoffs to get the price down. The Caesar costs 6790 rubles, or about $108 USD.

That’s not a great price when compared to the US or European price for the Kindle, but it is about average for Russia. So is the lack of Wifi or a touchscreen, for that matter.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor 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.


  1. fabrizio venerandi27 October, 2016

    Android and no touch? Useless…

    1. Nate Hoffelder27 October, 2016

      Pretty much.

      1. Piotr28 October, 2016

        If it is dual core, does it mean that it might use Freescale IMX7?

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