The Onyx Boox MAX2 Pro that came out earlier this year was a limited edition model that was available in white. This model only had a certain number of units that were produced and Onyx did not anticipate the demand for this digital note taking device. A few months ago Onyx announced it was bringing this model back, instead of having a white body, the new unit is black. Onyx confirmed that this model is not a limited edition, but they will continue to manufacture it, for the foreseeable future. This week the Onyx Boox MAX2 Black edition is shipping out to people who pre-ordered it and it will be widely available.
The Onyx Boox MAX2 PRO features a 13.3 inch E Ink Carta and Mobius screen. This is the same technology that Kobo employed in the Forma. Mobius makes the device lighter and protects it better if you drop it, since the screen is basically made of plastic and not glass. The resolution is 2220×1650 and has a PPI of 207. It has a WACOM screen that works with the accompanied stylus. This is useful of you want to freehand draw, take notes in ebooks or edit PDF files. It also has a capacitive touchscreen display for finger and tap gestures.
Underneath the hood is a 1.6 GHZ Quad core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This is a tremendous upgrade from the regular MAX2 model that has 2GB of RAM and only 32G of internal storage.
The MAX2 Pro is a totally viable e-reader. The big draw is being able to view A4 documents and make edits and annotations. Unlike the Sony Digital Paper and Remarkable, the Onyx is running Android 6.0 and has full access to the Google Play Store.
You can order the MAX 2 Pro today from Good e-Reader and it ships really fast.
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 CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.