The Onyx Boox Nova 2 is the first e-reader and digital note taking device of 2020. This device has a 7.8 inch screen and not only has a capacitive touchscreen display, but also a WACOM layer for drawing and editing PDF files with a stylus. It has a superfast Qualcomm processor, tons of RAM and lots of internal storage. Will you buy the Onyx Boox Nova 2?
The Nova 2 features a 7.8 inch E INK Carta HD display with a resolution of 1872×1505 with 300 PPI. The screen is completely flush with the bezel. 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. It is running Android 9.0 out of the box and has Google Play, so you will have no shortage for apps.
I believe the Nova 2 will be a good investment, because it will still be relevant in 3-4 years. The processor and amount of RAM is solid. Android 9.0 is also the latest version to have e-reader compatibility, the vast majority of the ones released in 2019 and 2018 have Android 6. Not only does 9.0 have many security updates, making your e-reader very secure, but it will also be compatible with most apps going forward.
This device costs $339 and comes with a stylus, screen protector and case from the Good e-Reader Store.
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.