New Onyx Boox N96CML: Android 4.0, Capacitive Touch, Frontlight (video)
Onyx has just released an updated version of its Boox N96 ebook reader, a popular 9.7″ model.
The new model is the Boox N96CML, and is available from Chinese retailer Banggood for $360 and from eReader-Store.de for 360 euros. this is the third N96 model released in the past year, and here is what it looks like in comparison to the Kindle.
The Boox N96CML has a 9.7″ E-ink display with a screen resolution of 1200 x 825. It features both a Capacitive touchscreen
and an electroMagnetic stylus as well as a frontLight (hence the C, M, and L in the model name).
It runs Android 4.0 on a 1GHz CPU with 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. In terms of connectivity, it has Wifi and Bluetooth. And that’s not all; it also has a speaker, headphone jack, and a microphone.
But as it is, the Boox N96CML is limited by the weak CPU and old OS. Onyx can keep slapping on the hardware upgrades but until they do something about the CPU they are basically putting lipstick on a pig.