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.
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.
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.
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).
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 -