Onyx Boox Note 10.3″ eReader Goes Up for Pre-Order – Android 6.0, $551

Onyx's long-awaited 10.3" ereader is almost here, and my god it is expensive.

The Onyx Boox Note features a 10.3" screen with the same resolution as the Remarkable writing tablet, combined with dual touchscreen technologies and princely price tag of 462 euros, or $551 USD.

The Onyx Boox Note runs Android 6.0 on a quad-core 1.6Ghz CPU with 2GB RAM, and 32GB storage. In terms of input it has a single button on the front as well as both a capacitive and WACOM touchscreen integrated into its 10.3" Mobius Carta E-ink screen (screen resolution 1872 x 1404).

Powered by a 4.1Ah battery, the Note has Wifi, Bluetooth, a pair of speakers, and a microphone.

That is a powerful device, but it is also an incredibly expensive one. You could buy an iPad for less, and get a tablet that does a lot more.

The Note goes up for pre-order today for 462 euros, and is expected to ship on 7 February.

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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 Note 10.3″ eReader Goes Up for Pre-Order – Android 6.0, $551

  1. No memory expansion slot? 🙁

  2. I really would love to purchase one of these or the Sony device or the ReMarkable, but the cost is just so prohibitive. There are rumors Apple is going to release a 9.7 inch iPad this year and bring down the price to a point where I could purchase two 9.7 iPads or one Boox Note.

    Is it the fact these are niche devices, the cost of the tech or a combination that results in extremely high prices for e-readers with stylus/handwriting support? Short of Amazon, Apple, Microsoft or Google purchasing ReMarkable or Onyx, is there much hope these devices will be sub $300 in the US any time soon? I’ve never used one so my techie drool over them may be unjustified, but these e-ink devices with handwriting support have been my dream device for a while. I just can’t bring myself to pay the premium price.

    • It all comes down to cost and production runs.

      The screens aren’t widely used, so they are produced in limited quantities end up costing a lot. That drives up the unit price of the devices, reducing demand further.

  3. I like the idea of an eInk device with Android 6.0. The Note looks like a very good device, but I, too, hesitate at the price. I already have a smaller eInk device for books. This device could be great for pdfs and for a couple of Android apps I’d like to use on eInk that need 5.0 or higher. However, I already have an iPad Pro. Same size, more or less. It’s pretty good for reading as well – nearly as good as eInk for me. So, is the slight advantage of the Note worth an additional $550 for me? No.

    If there was a smaller eInk device – 6 or 7 inches – for < $250 – that ran Android 6.0 or higher, I might pull the trigger. But I can't justify this one.

    It's great that Onyx is coming out with such devices. I'd like to encourage that. But I have to pass this time.

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