Onyx is not the most famous E-Ink reader brand in the world, but they do make some quality products. Their latest such devices are Onyx Boox Note and Onyx Boox Max 2, both just unveiled in Europe, with prices and specs.
These are Kindle style and Nook style models, meant for reading eBooks, but on a much higher level (and price). The appeal is that these devices have higher resolution displays compared to the Kindle models and also most eReaders. They support pen input and let you take notes or scribble drawings. Both new readers have been unveiled at CES 2018 and now they’re on sale in Europe. The 10.3 inch Boox Note is priced at $569. The 13.3 inch Boox Max 2 is priced at $827.
The new Onyx Boox Note packs an E-Ink Mobius Plus 10.3 inch HD display, with a 1872 x 1404 pixel resolution and 16 levels of gray. It has great outdoor legibility, nifty direct sunlight viewing and low energy consumption. There’s no ghosting, but there’s dual touchscreen pen input. Inside there’s a quad core 1.6 GHz CPU, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, plus a 4100 mAh battery.
Stereo speakers and a Wacom digitizer and stylus are all here.
Boox Max 2 relies on a 13.3 inch 2200 x 1650 pixel display, also of the Mobius Variety. It has Bluetooth 4.0, an audio jack, microUSB port and interestingly Onyx also put a HDMI port here, for input. You can even rely on the device as a second display.