The Guoyue T1 Smartbook ebook reader and e-note features a 7 inch screen with 300 PPI. This device comes with a stylus to take notes and edit PDF files. It also has a ton of support for all major ebook formats. This device has an English option, so it is tremendously relevant for international audiences. Why should you buy this? It is a cost effective writing tablet, you can install apps, sideload in alternative markets and comes with a free case, stylus and replacement nibs. This is a trusted brand name in China, who is now expanding into the US and Canada.
The Guoyue T1 features a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1680×1624 with 300 PPI. The screen is completely flush with the bezel and protected by a layer of durable glass. It has 29 LED white and amber LED lights. These are used to power the front-lit display and color temperature system. The lights are positioned alongside the bezel and project light evenly across the screen. The design of the body is piano black, it surrounds the e-paper display and also the back.
Underneath the hood is a Quad-Core 1.8 GHZ processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It has speakers on the side of the display, this is useful for listening to audiobooks, podcasts or music. If you don’t feel like using them, it also supports Bluetooth 5.1 for wireless headphones or earbuds. You can charge the T1 with the USB-C port and also transfer data. The entire device is powered by a respectable 2300 mAh battery, which typically will provide about 3 weeks of battery life.
Drawing and taking notes is why you want to buy this this device. The included pen has 4,096 degrees of pressure sensitivity, which means the lighter or harder you press, the thicker/thinner the lines will become. Many pens for Wacom screens are battery free, but not this one. The top of the pen is removable, with a USB port, you can connect up a USB cable to your MAC/PC and charge it. The cap is magnetic, so it is easy to remove. The design of the pen is grey, it has a power button to turn on or off, helps conserve battery life. It also has a back, forward and eraser button on the sides. I think the stylus has a very interesting design and its free.
The T1 is running Google Android 8.1 as the primary operating system. During setup there are a few supported languages, such as Chinese and English. It supports the sideloading of Android apps. You can manually copy them over, but likely you will want to download an alternative app market, such as the Amazon App Store, Getjar etc.