New Onyx Boox C67ML Released with 300 ppi E Ink Screen


Onyx Boox C67ML

Onyx has released a 3rd generation model of their C67ML ebook reader, a Carta2 variant.

The only change with the new model appears to be an upgraded E Ink screen. It features a 6-inch E Ink Carta 2 display with a resolution of 1448 x 1072.

So that takes it up to 300 ppi territory; the previous models both had 212 ppi.

We thought that the new Onyx Boox Kepler series would be the first 300 ppi Onyx ereaders to get released but it looks like the C67ML is going to be the first since the Kepler Pro has apparently been delayed.

The new C67ML is listed at Banggood for $157.

It’s $20 more than the previous version, which is interesting because when Amazon updated the Kindle Paperwhite 3 to add a 300 ppi screen they didn’t increase the price at all.

It’s kind of surprising to see Onyx keep updating the C67ML when it appears to be one of their least popular models. Perhaps they sell a lot them but you rarely hear anything about the C67ML anywhere online; most of the talk centers around Onyx’s larger ereaders.

Aside from having a 6-inch 300 ppi screen, the C67ML comes with 8GB of internal storage space, with 512MB of RAM, it has a microSD card slot, a frontlight, a capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, it supports audio via a 3.5mm headphone jack, and it runs Android 4.2.

One thing I don’t understand about Onyx is the fact that the C67ML comes with Android 4.2 and all the other Onyx Boox ereaders come with Android 4.0. What’s the deal with that?

Onyx Boox C67ML

15 Responses to “New Onyx Boox C67ML Released with 300 ppi E Ink Screen”

  1. Ummm, this was released several months ago, and has been available on their TMall store for at least a couple of months (as I see it every time I go there looking for their new Kepler).

    • It’s the first time I’ve seen it available. I don’t shop TMall because I don’t read Chinese. I only cover stuff that ships to the US so it’s new to me.

      • Whereas I bought my last eReader (also an Onyx) through TMall 4 years ago, so keep track.

        It’s also been on the Russian site for several months as the “Darwin 2”.

        Onyx seems to more and more disengaged from the American and Western-and-Central European markets, so I find it pays to take a wider perspective to keep track of what they’re up to.

        • Yeah, Russia and China often seem to get the newer models a bit sooner. I was thinking they must be selling a heck of a lot more C67ML’s in China and other parts of the world because it’s so rarely mentioned on English websites.

  2. I kinda want it since it has everything i need for an ereader. But dont know about the battery and software. Is anybody here can do a review about this C67ML line ?

    • I reviewed the AfterGlow 2, the 1st gen C67ML, and it didn’t work well for me but I think it was partially defective.

      • Yeah i watched this video while ago and it stopped me from wanting an android ereader until i heard about Carta 2 and Kelper series. But it’s a risk since they dont have the company or any seller here for returning 😥
        I guess i have to wait for a bit to see the new Kobo

  3. Thanks for the info.

    What’s the difference between this product and the upcoming Kepler Pro? Besides the one model with water resistance. Screen different? Any comments would be appreciated.

    • The main difference is the Kepler series has a nicer design with a flush screen and it adds Bluetooth, and double the RAM and storage space. The screen is the same. The software version is 4.0 on Kepler instead of 4.2 on the C67ML.

      • Also different buttons — and I’ve seen at least one negative review of the C67ML chassis’ page turn buttona.

        • These page turn buttons ‘look’ to be more user friendly than the Kepler ones. Which are all the way at the top, and would really only work with a certain hand hold.

      • Thanks for the comments. I’d have to compare the specs again, but I would think the Kepler Pro would have an updated processor. 350mb storage space for apps on the C67 isn’t that good either.

        Just getting a pit impatient for the Kepler is all 🙂 Thanks again.

  4. If you have a problem with this device, how and who do you request for a repairment?

    It is not a cheap reader and we could think a lot about this issue…

    • That’s one of the main problems with Onyx having so few distributors. Buying one of their ereaders is a gamble unless you can get it from a local distributor or somewhere like Amazon that has a good return policy where you don’t have to pay super expensive international shipping to return or replace it.

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