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Onyx Boox Prometheus 2 Android eReader – $422

Onyx has a number of cutting-edge gadgets like the Onyx Typewriter, Onyx Boox Monitor, and the Boox e-Note in the pipeline, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped releasing regular ereaders.

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.

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Juan Chulilla June 9, 2017 um 10:55 am

Why they still use Android FOUR in TWO THOUSAND AND SEVENTEEN?!?!?

It’s really astounding. They don’t use the advantages of the next three major versions of Android 🙁

And why CPU is so anemic in 2017??!?!

just compare it with yotaphone screen…

Jose Manuel June 9, 2017 um 4:07 pm

Outdated hardware and very expensive, obviously the sales are very low.

ef June 10, 2017 um 10:17 am

The world really doesn’t need new 150 dpi ereaders in 2017.

Nate Hoffelder June 10, 2017 um 7:07 pm


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