The Onyx Boox MAX 3 is one of only two 13.3 inch digital note taking devices that have mass market appeal and are easy to buy. Since the device came out late last year, the only color that was available was white. This has all changed today, Good e-Reader is proud to be one of the only Onyx distributors that offer multiple color options; black and white. Both color variants cost the exact same.
Suffice to say, the MAX 3 is a very powerful digital note taking device and functions very well as a dedicated e-reader. It features a giant 13.3-inch E-ink Mobius and Carta display and a resolution of 2200×1650 and 207 DPI. It has a WACOM layer for stylus compatibility and a capacitive touchscreen for interactions involving swipes and gestures. The Max3 will also feature a PMMA based display, so the screen will not get damaged no matter how hard you press on the stylus. And at the same time, PMMA based display offers a vivid handwriting experience like on real paper. The accompanied Wacom stylus has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.
The Max3 has an HDMI port that can connect up to your PC and acts as a secondary monitor. The software for the secondary monitor is excellent. It has four refresh modes used for different situations such as browsing the web or programming with different refresh rates and contrast.
Underneath the hood is a Qualcomm 2GHz Octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage. This is the first time Onyx has employed an Octa-core processor and it dramatically increases performance when taking notes or running Android apps. You can surf the web and access cloud storage with 5G WIFI.
You can keep your MAX3 secure and only you can access the device. It has a has a fingerprint recognition feature that strengthens the security of your personal information, and unlocks the device by just tapping a finger on the back button.
Currently a great number of mobile phones support OTG, and so does Max3. Max3 has a USB-C port that allows it to connect peripherals such as a wired keyboard, mouse, TF cards and other USB devices without having to install any driver.
Most Android driven e-readers get a few weeks of usage, before you to have to recharge the device. Onyx is using a gigantic 4,300 mAh battery can last about 40 days. It also supports Quick Charge, so you can plug it in and have it fully charged in mere 2 hours.
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.