13.3-inch Onyx Boox Max Now Available for Pre-Order


The much-anticipated 13.3-inch Onyx Boox Max is one step closer to getting released.

The website eReader-Store.de, a specialized ereader retailer based in Germany, has the Onyx Boox Max up for pre-order for 585 euros, or 696 euros with tax. The listing says it’s an introductory pre-order price so I guess that means the price will be going up after it gets released.

The device is expected to ship by the middle of April.

For those in the US, 585 euros is the equivalent of about $650 USD, so after shipping charges it’s probably around $700.

That sounds like a lot, (it’s way too expensive for me to review) but that’s still less than Sony’s 13.3-inch ereader that sells from B&H Photo for $799.

Plus the Onyx Boox Max comes with Android 4.0 software that is much more versatile than the Sony DPT-S1 that can only display PDFs and nothing else.

So basically the Onyx Boox Max has just made the Sony DPT-S1 obsolete—the only advantage the Sony has is the capacitive touchscreen, whereas the Max features an electromagnetic touchscreen only, one that requires using a specialized stylus, which has the benefit of being very accurate for writing.

The Onyx Boox Max has a 13.3-inch flexible Mobius screen with a resolution of 1600 x 1200. It’s not really bendable but it is plastic-based so it’s thinner, lighter and more durable than regular E Ink screens that are glass-based. The screen itself weighs about 63 grams; if it were glass-based it would weigh closer to 144 grams. The overall weight of the Max is 496 grams, and it’s just 8.4mm thick.

Other specs include 16GB of built-in storage space, it has a memory card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a built-in speaker, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microphone, and a 4100mAH Lithium polymer battery.

Here’s the link to an earlier article with a video demo of the Onyx Boox Max, except it’s an extremely long silent film so it gets kind of boring after awhile.

Onyx Boox Max

4 Responses to “13.3-inch Onyx Boox Max Now Available for Pre-Order”

  1. I watched the video very boring review and skipped through most of it… not like your talkative reviews where we actually learn something 🙂

    It’s very nice but expensive….

  2. I ordered one. I have been Waiting for a long time and resisting to be tempted buying toys(Ereader less than 9 inch)!This is a jewellery crown of ereaders.Dear other toys:make room for the king of the kings!

  3. Amir where are you located? Just curious. I’m in the US. I’ve never ordered overseas before. Is the Germany store good with packaging and all that? And how long does it usually take?

    • Well,I’m in Canada.I have known that store reputation for a long time by others’ shopping experiences,and based on that,I did order.I can not guarantee for 100% because this is the first time I have ordered an ereader from that store.The ereader is promised to be sent in mid of April.The problem is not the store,but the manufacture.That store has a very long time good reputation,but that depends mostly on manufacturer supplies.I hope it helps.You can follow it on mobileread forum.Nathan has an allergic symptom to that store,because he asked samples for reviewing which was promised first,but then denied.