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

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?

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Name December 7, 2018 um 5:31 pm

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.

Andy December 8, 2018 um 1:52 pm

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!

Claudia December 8, 2018 um 2:07 pm

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.

Disgusting Dude December 9, 2018 um 4:51 pm

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:

And this from Onyx:

Claudia December 9, 2018 um 6:56 pm

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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