Onyx Boox Prometheus 2 Android eReader – $422
The Chinese ereader maker has just launched the Prometheus 2, a 9.7″ ereader, in Russia.
The Boox Prometheus 2 runs Android 4.0 on a 1 GHz Freescale i.MX6 CPU with 1GB RAM, Wifi, and Bluetooth (but no audio).
Its 9.7″ Carta E-ink screen integrates a capacitive touchscreen and frontlight, and has a screen resolution of 1200 x 825. In terms of storage, it has 16GB internal memory and a microSD card slot.
It measures 9.5mm thin, weighs 450 grams, and packs in a 3Ah battery.
Retail price is 23,990 rubles, or about $422 USD.
All in all that is an unimpressive ereader with a steep price tag. The OS is old, the screen resolution is low, and aside from the Carta E-ink screen there’s little to distinguish it from previous Onyx ereaders.
You’re better off waiting for the Boox e-Note, which is due out in September. The e-Note has the new 10.3″ E-ink screen with a screen resolution of 1404 x 1872, or 227 ppi. That is considerably sharper than the screen on the Prometheus 2, which is 150 ppi.