The Onyx Boox MAX 2 Pro was the limited edition model that came out a few months ago. This was the first e-reader from the company that was only available in white, and not black like all of their other devices. Onyx has confirmed with Good e-Reader that MAX 2 Pro was only available for a limited amount of time and now it is completely sold out.
The only differences between the regular MAX2 and the MAX 2 Pro is just the RAM and storage and case the case color. The MAX 2 continues to have high availability and this is the only 13.3 inch e-reader that Onyx is currently marketing.
The MAX employs an E-Ink Carta E-Paper display with a resolution of 2200 x 1650 pixels and 207 PPI. The screen is sunken and does not have a frontlit display, but no large screen digital readers currently have one. This is first large screen 13.3 inch e-reader that Onyx has ever issued that has both a capacitive touchscreen and a WACOM layer. This makes it really easy to navigate around the UI or simply flip the pages of an e-book. You no longer need to exclusively use the stylus in order to interact with the device, which is very compelling.
Speaking of the stylus, Onyx has completely overhauled it. Instead of being round in circumference, it now features hexagonal design. There is a simple eraser at the top, which is tremendously snappy. It no longer has any buttons above the nibs. There is no longer a clip on the stylus to lock it down in the stylus holder on the side of the MAX2. I have already heard reports of it falling off and becoming lost. I do not believe that Onyx sells their styli independently
Underneath the hood is a 1.6 GHZ quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and does not have an SD Card. It has a giant 4100 mAh battery, microphone, mono speaker and a 3.5mm headphone jack to listen to audiobooks, music or podcasts. This device is running Android 6.0, so it will support almost every app from Google Play, which is preloaded. It has dual band WIFI for quick internet access and can connect to every public or private network. The dimensions are 325/237/7.5mm and it weighs just under 550G.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.