Onyx Boox has just quietly refreshed their M96 Universe e-reader with two different models, the N96 and N96ML. The big difference between the devices is that one with dual touch (capacitive + electromagnetic) and the other employs a electromagnetic touchscreen and a front light.
These e-readers should be appealing towards anyone who is looking to own a large screen e-reader. One of the drawbacks of these two models is that they employ fairly paltry resolution and use an outdated version of e-ink.
Regardless of the resolution, there aren’t too many 9.7 e-readers on the market that let you install your own apps. This might be useful for people who have an extensive collection of maps, documents or PDF files.
|CPU||Cortex-A9 1G Hz||Cortex-A9 1G Hz|
|RAM||512M LPDDR2||1G LPDDR2|
|OS||Android 4.0||Android 4.0|
|Screen||9.7‘’ inch pearl||9.7‘’ inch pearl|
|Touch||Capacitive + Digitzier Touch||Digitzier Touch with stylus|
|Memory||Micro SD (up to 32G)||Micro SD (up to 32G)|
|Audio||3.5mm + MIC||3.5mm + MIC|
|USB||Micro USB2.0||Micro USB2.0|
|WIFI||WIFI, 802.11b/g + Bluetooth 4.0||WIFI, 802.11b/g + Bluetooth 4.0|
|Battery||3000mAh LI-ION Polymer Battery, 300 cycles charging||3000mAh LI-ION Polymer Battery, 300 cycles charging|
Around 4 weeks
Around 4 weeks
|Charging||around 3 hours||around 3 hours|
|Weigth||around 443g||around 461g|
|Operative Temp.||0°C- 50°C||0°C- 50°C|
|Book Format||PDF, TXT, HTML, EPUB, CHM, PDB, MOBIPOCKET(Non-DRM), FB2, DJVU||PDF, TXT, HTML, EPUB, CHM, PDB, MOBIPOCKET(Non-DRM), FB2, DJVU|
|Photo Format||JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP||JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP|
|Contents||EPUB、PDF support||EPUB、PDF support|
|Dict.||Support stardict||Support stardict|
|TTS||Support TTS||Support TTS|
|Refresh||A2 / Partial / Full fresh for optional||A2 / Partial / Full fresh for optional|
|Certification||CE, Rohs||CE, Rohs|
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