The Onyx Boox Nova 2 is an e-reader and digital note taking device. It has a 7.8 inch screen, which makes it portable to bring to the office or use at home. This unboxing video takes a look at the retail packaging and industrial design of the e-reader, along with everything that comes in the box.
The Nova 2 features a 7.8 inch E INK Carta HD display with a resolution of 1872×1505 with 300 PPI. It has a color temperature system and a front-lit display, so you can read during the daytime or night. Much like the Nova Pro, this device has a Wacom layer and comes with a stylus that has 4,096 degrees of pressure sensitivity, it also comes with a free stylus and case.
The real power of the Nova 2 is underneath the hood. It is their most powerful 7.8 inch device they have ever released. It has a Qualcomm octa-core 2 GHZ Cortex A53 processor and not some cheap one, Qualcomm is really good, the only other Onyx devices that employ this processor is the Note 2 and Max3. The Nova 2 also has a whopping 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
It is powered by a respectable 3150mAh battery, has Bluetooth 4.1 and USB-C with OTG. This is a big deal because you can plug in devices into the USB port and they will just work, no drivers necessary. It also has Android 9.0 and Google Play.
The retail packaging is mostly black and has a full sized picture of the Nova 2 on the front of the box, gives you a sense on how big it is. The back of the box lists the specs in many different languages and also lists all of the certifications to sell it in different markets.
Inside the box is the Nova 2, along with warranty, quick start guide, screen protector and USB-C cable. This cable is used to charge the device, by plugging it into your PC/MAC and also for data transfer. There is also a stylus that is included, this is used to draw. The stylus hasn’t really changed much from previous generations, it has an eraser tool on the back and a few buttons along the side.
The back of the Nova 2 is black and it lists the model number. It does not have any sort of grip, it is basically all plastic. The front of the Nova 2 has a flush screen and bezel, along with a small home button. On the bottom is a microphone and USB-C connector, the sides have a volume up/down and power button.
The Onyx Boox Nova 2 is available now, you can purchase it from the Good e-Reader Store. It comes with a stylus, screen protector and case for $339.
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.