Onyx is a device maker we’ve covered before and usually they debut large screen devices with E Ink panels. They continue in the same vein with the debut of the Onyx BOOX Note Air, a 10.3 incher and the Onyx BOOX Max Lumi, a 13.3 incher. Prices are $480 and $880 respectively. All the details are below.
By the way, these are eReaders, not your average tablets. The Onyx BOOX Max Lumi is closer to a tablet, with an ePaper screen, a 13.3 inch panel with a 2200 x 1650 pixel resolution. There’s E Ink Carta technology here, with 207 ppi density and inside we find a decent setup of midrange specs: an octa core CPU, 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 64 GB of storage (UFS 2.1) and an OS based on Android 10. There are preloaded apps for reading eBooks and taking notes and you can also do sideloading and get apps from the BOOX Store.
The product has a Wacom digitizer, that lets you use an active pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, WiFi dual band, Bluetooth 5.0 and stereo speakers. USB-C OTG is also here, plus a micro HDMI port and a 4300 mAh battery. Onyx promises up to 6 weeks of battery life in standby mode, but sadly we don’t have the day to day use battery life. It all weighs 570 grams and measures 7.9 mm in thickness.
Onyx BOOX Note Air smaller and cheaper, a 10.3 inch eReader with a 1872 x 1404 pixel resolution and an E Ink Carta panel with 227 ppi density. This time we get 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and Android 10. An octa core CPU is available here, an USB-C port too, but there’s no HDMI port, only a mono speaker and up to 4 weeks of standby time (with a 3000 mAh battery). No idea if there’s also a Wacom digitizer here. It weighs 420 grams and measures just 5.8 mm in thickness, meaning it’s very compact.
It also has an optional keyboard accessory with Bluetooth.