Onyx Boox Euclid Runs Android 60, Has a 9.7″ Screen, Costs $397

Onyx Boox Euclid Runs Android 60, Has a 9.7" Screen, Costs $397 e-Reading Hardware Onyx has a new ereader, and this time they are going retro.

The Onyx Boox Euclid runs a current version of Android on a reasonably powerful CPU, but it also has an older  9.7" screen.

That screen has a capacitive touchscreen and frontlight, but that doesn't change the fact the resolution is 1200 x 825 (the same as on the Kindle  DX). It also has a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU with 1GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage.

Weighing in at 410 grams, the Euclid has a 3Ah battery. It also has Wifi and Bluetooth.

You can buy the Euclid on Amazon for $397.

Four hundred dollars is a lot to spend on an ereader with an older screen. Still, the new version of Android might make it worthwhile. What do you think?

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.

5 Comments

  1. Name7 December, 2018

    Rather expensive. I don’t know what Onyx has to pay for the screen, but in a European tinkerer web shop it can be bought in single quantity for less than 160 USD (excluding VAT) for use with a Raspberry Pi, for instance.

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  2. Andy8 December, 2018

    I’m not sure that Android 6.0 counts as the most recent version of Android when Android P has been out for months this now. I mean, they haven’t even reached versions 7 or 8 yet!

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  3. Claudia8 December, 2018

    I’d snap it up if it were smaller (same screen size as the Paperwhite) and no more than $300. I’d love to be able to read Scribd books on an e-ink screen.

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    1. Disgusting Dude9 December, 2018

      Look around.
      There’s plenty of 6in Android/eInk reader/tablets. Most in the US$200-300 range.
      Most are highlighted right here.

      Like this one from Boyue:

      https://the-digital-reader.com/2017/12/05/boyue-t65s-likebook-air-imminently-forgettable-android-ereader/

      And this from Onyx:

      https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/10/25/onyx-boox-poke-and-boox-poke-pro-video/

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      1. Claudia9 December, 2018

        Thanks for the links! I forgot to mention another reason this e-ink tablet — as well as the ones you linked to — don’t work for me: I want memory card support.

        I have a lot of ebooks, some from as far back as the Fictionwise days, so being able to store my entire library on a memory card is a must. It’s why I hang onto my trusty old rooted Glowlight, even though it’s running an ancient version of Android that doesn’t support Scribd — I can read Nook books, Kindle books, and pretty much any format of DRM-free ebook ever produced. Sadly, the screen got damaged so now it looks like there are bullet holes when the glowlight is on; when I use it without the glowlight, it looks fine, though.

        If Amazon made a Paperwhite with a memory card slot, that’d be my perfect e-ink e-reader/tablet (based on the assumption it could be rooted to support the Google Play store).

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