Onyx Boox e-Note 10.3″ eReader to Ship in September

The Onyx retail partner in Turkey has revealed on Facebook that the Onyx Boox e-Note, an upcoming 10.3" ereader, is going to ship in October.

The price has not ben announced.

Onyx Boox e-Note 10.3" eReader to Ship in September e-Reading Hardware

TheOnyx Boox e-Note is built around a 10.3", A5-sized Carta E-ink display. It has a screen resolution of 1404 x 1872, or 227 ppi. That is considerably sharper than existing 9.7" Eink screens, which max out at a resolution of 1200 x 825, or 150 ppi.

We saw the Boox e-Note at a show back in April, and according to that earlier report, this ereader runs Android 4.0 on a 1GHz CPU with 1GB RAM. It has both wifi and Bluetooth as well as 16GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, microphone, and a headphone jack.

That is an old version of Android, yes, but on the upside  you can still install apps,

We also got a look at the spec sheet in April, and it hinted at dual-touchscreen tech (capacitive and an electromagnetic stylus). There was no mention of a frontlight, however.

All in all, the Boox e-Note look like it could be the upgrade that the 9.7" ereaders have needed for several years now. It is almost the same size and packs in a higher screen resolution while still running the same Android firmware.

Hopefully it is priced close to the N96, and other Onyx ereaders with a 9.7" screen. That would make it a killer value.

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4 Comments on Onyx Boox e-Note 10.3″ eReader to Ship in September

  1. “… it is priced close to the N96”

    Aroun 350€?

  2. I am very pleased about the improvements to the screen (larger size, higher resolution, no glass, hopefully flush with the bezel). However, I think Onyx should update the rest of the hardware as well. The processor and RAM are the same as the M96plus from 2015, which cannot properly handle handwriting in any of the major note-taking apps (Evernote, OneNote, Google Keep). I think the reading experience on the current generation (M96, N96) is already fine, it’s the stylus support that needs work.

  3. The CPU is outdated and 1GB of RAM is not enough, Onyx team could updated the hardware as the ONYX Boox Monitor. This new hardware isn’t more expensive than the outdated hardware they will use in the ONYX e-Note, I asked them through e-mail, no answer.

    https://the-digital-reader.com/2017/05/12/leaked-spec-sheet-reveals-onyx-boox-monitor-13-3-screen-android-6-0-marshmallow-1-8ghz-cpu/

  4. Hopefully, the fact that no front light is mentioned is just an omission. Dual touch with a moon light would be great.

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