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Onyx Boox Note and Onyx Boox Max 2 Debut in Europe, With E-Ink Screens in Tow

By Radu Iorga

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.

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Sony DPT-CP1 is a Digital Paper Device With E-Ink Display; Pops Up on FCC

By Radu Iorga

Sony has banked big time on its Digital Paper line of products, which have made history, by changing the paradigm of the E-Ink screens. Amazon gave up on the Kindle DX line, so the eReaders with E-Ink screens now come with smaller diagonals. Sony is all about the Digital Paper and bigger diagonals, though, filling the gap. And now a new model is coming.

It’s known as Sony DPT-CP1 and it recently leaked via a listing. Such devices let you draw, write notes or view various documentation and blueprints. That’s where the large screen is actually useful and 7 incher are useless. The unannounced Digital Paper device appeared at the FCC website this week.

The documents were submitted by Netronix, which is an OEM that makes eReaders for a few companies. Sony used to rely on in house production for E-Ink and Digital Paper devices, but it seems that outsourcing is the way to go now. Sadly, all we have is speculation, since the FCC listing doesn’t even mention a screen size, resolution or CPU. All we know is that we have WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, NFC, a 2.08 Ah 3.7 Vdc Li-Ion battery and a USB cable for power.

The third generation Digital Paper device most likely has a large screen and pen input. Expect a price in the $700 or $800 range. Corporations in Japan seem to have appreciated the first generations.

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ReMarkable tablet review: The high price of getting that paper feeling

By Valentina Palladino

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Unless you use a Kindle or another e-reader regularly, you probably don’t come into contact with e-ink displays. While they were once popular for high-end devices, they’ve largely been relegated to use in reading devices now that LCD and other display technology have grown in popularity and affordability.

But the company reMarkable is trying to expand e-ink’s use with the reMarkable paper tablet, a slab with a 10.3-inch e-ink display and an included stylus. Not only is it meant to be a reading device, but the reMarkable is designed to replace pretty much any papers you have to bring with you anywhere—books, documents, notes, sketches, and the like.

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Onyx Book Max 2 Pro is a 13.3 inch E Ink Device, Ready for Launch at $800

By Radu Iorga

E Ink has got to be one of the most neglected technologies on portable devices nowadays, but it’s steadily evolving for sure. Onyx is one of the companies working with this tech and producing devices like the 13.3 inch E Ink model Onyx Book Max 2 Pro. It’s priced at $800 and detailed below.

Onyx already shipped a 13.3 incher with E Ink this year, the Onyx Book Max Carta. It had appealing feats, like a high contrast and low power display, plus a larger diagonal, which is always a plus. The new model is the Onyx Book Max 2 and it adopts the same E Ink Carta flexible plastic screen, with a 2200 x 1650 pixel resolution. It offers support for both pen and finger touch input, while the original was all about the pen action.

We also get more powerful hardware and updated software. The Onyx Book Max 2 Pro can be preordered from the eReader Store at $790 and should ship at the end of the current month. It packs a 1.6 GHz quad core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and physical buttons for menu, back, next and previous pages. Book Max 2 also brings a Wacom digitizer for pen input.

 

There’s WiFi and Bluetooth support here, as well as a 3.5 mm audio jack, plus text to speech and obviously support for a ton of reading formats, like PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, HTML, JPG, PNG and BMP. MP3 and WAV also make the cut. Strangely there’s even an unexpected HDMI input port here, letting you use the device as E Ink monitor for other devices. This product is based on Android 6.0 and should offer 4 weeks of standby time.

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