Large eReader Roundup (March 2018)

Large eReader Roundup (March 2018) e-Reading Hardware

Amazon may balk at releasing a Kindle with anything larger than a 7" screen, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any other options for large screen ereaders out there.

There have never been a lot of choices for larger ereaders but we've always had at least a few options. For example, Irex released the first true large-screen ereader in 2006. That was the 8" Illiad, and it was soon followed by other Irex models, and then the Kindle DX in early 2009.

Here’s a roundup of the larger E-ink ereaders that are currently available in March 2018.


The Kindle oasis 2 has a 7" screen. That hardly qualifies as a _larger_ ereader, although it technically is larger than the Paperwhite. You can buy the Oasis from Amazon for $249.


Released in late 2017, the Remarkable is a brilliant writing slate with limited ereader abilities. It has beautiful hardware built around a 10.3" screen with a great stylus, but its software is still limited and it is not really a very good ereader.

You can buy one today for $499.


Pocketbook has released a couple 9.7" and 8" ereaders over the years, but its current plus-sized catalog is limited to only 2 models, the InkPad 2 and the Pocketbook 740 (aka the InkPad 3). The former has an 8" screen, while the latter has a 7.8" screen.

You can find both in Europe.

Boeye (Boyue)

This company has been teasing a 10.3" ereader for a a bout a year before releasing it as the Likebook Note. Alas, they did not update the OS while they perfected the hardware.

Boeye also makes the T80, an 8" ereader that sells for $177, and the Likebook Plus, a model with a higher-resolution 7.8" screen and much better hardware that sells for $213.

FYI: The T80 has also shown up as the Inkbook 8.


Onyx has had a lot of large screen ereaders, but most are available in just one market or another, and most models were replaced within a couple years.

  • The Boox Chronos, for example, is a 9.7" ereader that is sold only in Russia. It cost $346 when it shipped last September.
  • The Boox Note launched in January with a 10.3" screen and a $551 price tag. It can be bought online for $574.
  • The Boox Max 2 is Onyx's third flagship 13.3" ereader. It retails for $834.
  • The Boox N96 is a 9.7" ereader. It is available as a couple different models with different features, and can be bought for $389.


This company makes at least two large-screen ereaders that we know of, and possibly a third (the evidence in inconclusive).

The Kobo Aura One is a 7.8" ereader made by Netronix and carrying the Kobo brand. You can buy it for $229.

Netronix also makes Sony's DPT-CP1 writing slate, but that device hasn't shipped yet, and we really have nothing to go on other than a few details from the FCC paperwork.

Speaking of Sony -


Sony is still selling its second 13.3" writing slate, the DPT-RP1. This device has two touchscreens, and  retails for $699.



Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. 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. Reader27 March, 2018

    I use the Kindle DX. To get boldface fonts, I transform into DOCX, add appropriate boldness and size changes to the fonts, and transform into PDF. (MS does a better job than Calibre of making PDF docs.)

    Old and out of date software, but gets the job done- at least for reading PDFs.The Kindle DX is the best I have seen for PDFs.

  2. User29 March, 2018

    Dasung never released 13 inch:

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