The Onyx Boox Note Air features a new asymmetrical design that is quite different from the Note 2. It is slimmer and weighs less, making it extremely portable. It is the first Onyx product with a accelerometer, which means you can flip it 360 degrees and it will automatically orient itself.
The Note Air features a 10.3 inch E INK Carta HD Display with 1872×1404 with 227 PPI. It has a front-lit display with white LED lights and amber LED’s for the color temperature system. It has a capacitive touchscreen layer for gestures, swipes and taps and a WACOM one for integration for the stylus to take notes and edit PDF files with over 4,096 degrees of pressure sensitivity.
Underneath the hood is Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with eight custom Kryo 260 cores at up to 1.8 GHz, an Adreno 509 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It has Bluetooth 5.0 to connect up wireless accessories, such as headphones or a speaker to listen audiobooks, music or podcasts, or you can use the built-in speaker. You can surf the internet with Wi-Fi (2.4GHz + 5GHz). It ships with Android 10 and has the Google Play Store. It also has a USB-C port with OTG. The dimensions are 229.4 mm, 195.4 mm, 5.8 mm and weighs 420 g. It retails for $459 from the Good e-Reader Store.
This device is proving to be quite popular, with a copious number of units have been sold. This is putting a strain on Onyx, they sold out of the initial batch in a few days and they won’t be getting more until October 28th. The second batch is almost sold out, which means more will have to be produced. I don’t think Onyx expected this e-note to be as popular.
Will you buy the Note Air? Anything keeping you from pulling the trigger?
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.