Onyx Boox Monte Cristo – Android, 300PPI Screen, $169

Onyx's next ereader looks suspiciously like the Kepler Pro, but you'll need to visit Russia to be sure.

Launching today in Moscow, the Onyx Boox Monte Cristo is a six inch ereader which runs Android 4.2, and carries the latest 300 ppi Carta E-ink screen.

Onyx Boox Monte Cristo - Android, 300PPI Screen, $169 e-Reading Hardware

The Monte Cristo runs on a dual-core 1GHz RK3026 CPU with 512MB RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot.

It carries a price tag of 10,990 rubbles (about $169 USD), and is a rather basic device given how expensive it is. It has a great screen, a metal shell, and page turn buttons, but there's no audio or Bluetooth (just Wifi). Plus, the RAM is limited.

Yes, you can install apps from Googple Play (included) but the limited hardware is going to restrict what you can do with the Monte Cristo.

Is it really worth getting?


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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."

4 Comments on Onyx Boox Monte Cristo – Android, 300PPI Screen, $169

  1. which competitor do you think this is rebranded from? :0

  2. This does not appear to be a re-branded model, as Onyx do not do re-branding at all.

    These devices are shipped from the Onyx warehouses in China and they have a slightly different international version that is called Onyx Boox Kepler Pro and has Bluetooth too.

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