Onyx has released the their first color digital note taking devices, or e-note, the Nova 3 Color! It has a 7.8 inch screen and makes it extremely portable. It comes with Android 10 and Google Play, to download all of your favorite apps. This device is ideal for comics, ebooks, manga, newspapers, magazines and PDF files. Comes with a free case.
The Onyx Boox Nova 3 Color features 7.8″ E Ink Carta HD and Kaleido Plus with AG glass flat cover-lens. The resolution of the B&W display is 1872×1404 with 300 PPI and the color screen is 624×468 with 100 PPI and can display 4,096 different colors. There is a front-lit display with 17 white LED lights to read at night, there is no color temperature system.
There is a WACOM layer and comes with a stylus, so you can use the Nova 3 as a dedicated note taking device. There are 8 colors to select from in the drawing app and Onyx has one of the best freehand drawing experiences out there, with tons of advanced options.
Underneath the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa core processor, 3GB of DDR4X RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It has a USB-C port with OTG and also has Quick Charge 4.0, so you can power it up to full in under an hour. This model has two speakers and Bluetooth 5.0, so you can listen to music and audiobooks. There is a microphone port on the bottom, which can be used for voice communication and also speech to text on the digital note taking app. It is powered by a 3150 mAh battery and the dimensions are 196mm, 137mm, 7.7mm and weighs 265g.
This Android 10 e-reader and e-note has full access to the Google Play Store, so you can download your favorite apps. Anything you download will be able to display the main UI and all of the content in full color, so it is ideal for comics, ebooks, manga, magazines, newspapers or PDF files. You can also sideload in your own ebooks into the stock e-reading app, it supports pdf, djvu, azw, azw3, doc, docm, docx, epub , fb2, fbz, html, mobi, odt, prc, rtf, sxw, trc, txt, chm, and ppt.
One of the most exciting things about the Nova 3 Color is the note taking experience. You can draw in 16 colors, 5 brushes, 8 graph with 7 border stylus, read those colorful charts and annotate with more tools. And open more file formats and recognize OCR texts 5 times a day for free. The horizontal canvas and various colors and layers are excellent tools to help you create artistic works. You can also customize your drawing’s size, disable palm recognition and use the lasso to move patterns.
This e-reader will be available to ship in the middle of May 20th, 2021.
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