Onyx Boox N96 Now Available on Amazon and eBay
If the new 13.3-inch Onyx Boox Max is a bit out of your price range, there are a couple of really good alternatives for large-screen ereaders with the new 9.7-inch Onyx Boox N96 and N96ML.
A US distributor has started selling the N96 on Amazon and eBay for $379, plus shipping. That’s a good price considering they sell for $425-$445 from Banggood.
It’s the same seller that was selling the Onyx Boox M96 last year. They’ve since built up a 99% feedback rating at both Amazon and eBay, so that’s a big plus in their favor.
There are two versions of the N96. The main difference is the N96 has a touchscreen that supports both finger and stylus touch, and the N96ML has a touchscreen that supports stylus touch only, but it adds a frontlight.
Personally I’d rather have a frontlight than finger touch but that is a tough choice. Writing on the screen with the stylus all the time could cause a problem with the light layer since they are known to wear through, so that’s probably why they can’t do all three in one.
Both models run the same Android 4.0 software and support installing Android apps. They have 1GHz Cortex-A9 processors, with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage space, WiFi, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, they support audio, and have 9.7-inch E Ink Pearl screens.
Here are the links to the product listings for the N96 at Amazon and eBay: