The Onyx Boox Note 2 will arrive sometime in the next few weeks and this device has a 10.3 inch screen and very similar specs to the Onyx Boox MAX 3, which is the most powerful digital note taking device we have ever reviewed. Are specs alone worth the price, will you purchase this?
he Note 2 features a 10.3 inch E Ink Carta HD display with a resolution of 1872×1404 with 227 DPI. The screen is flush with the bezel and there is a glass pane. It has a front-lit display and amber LED’s to counteract the bright white ones. The screen has a WACOM layer that is meant to interact with the accompanied stylus, that has 4,096 degrees of pressure sensitivity, there is also palm rejection technology.
Underneath the hood is the same Qualcomm Octa-core 2 GHZ A53 processor and 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 64GB of internal storage. There is a USB-C port for charging the device and also transferring data. The port is also compatible with OTG, which means you can attach keyboards, mice or an external SD card, with no drivers necessary. You can connect up to the internet the with 5G WIFI. The back button has a fingerprint function to unlock your device. It also comes with Android 9 and has Google Play, so you can download a copious amount of apps. Android 9.0 is a very modern OS and has many security holes that were patched, compared to the vast majority of e-readers out there that have Android 6.0.
The Onyx Boox Note 2 is expensive. It is currently retailing for $529 from the Good e-Reader Store and comes with a free case and screen protector.
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.