List of 10.3-inch E Ink eReaders and Notepads


Onyx Boox Note

There are a few new 10.3-inch E Ink ereaders and digital notepads expected to get released this year.

The 10.3-inch screens are a new size from E Ink, and they’re flexible so they are a lot lighter and more durable than regular glass-based E Ink screens.

The 10.3-inch models have a screen resolution of 1872 x 1404, with approximitely 227 ppi.

Released last fall, the Remarkable was the first device to feature a 10.3-inch E Ink screen, and they’ve reportedly sold over 50,000 units so they’ve proven there’s a market for these types of devices.

Now some new models are starting to get released. Here’s a list of what’s shown up so far:

10.3-inch E Ink eReaders and Notepads

Onyx Boox Note – The latest new device from Onyx features a 10.3-inch E Ink screen. It just started shipping this past month in limited quantities. It has impressive specs and the most advanced software on this list. Check back soon for a full review.

Onyx Boox Note Specs

  • 10.3-inch E Ink Carta screen (flexible)
  • Open Android 6.0 operating system
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • Wacom stylus
  • Capacitive touch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Speaker, mic, USB C, 4100mAh battery
  • Supported formats: PDF, ePub, MOBI, DOC, TXT, DJVU, FB2, HTML, CHM, etc
  • Size: 250 x 178 x 6.8mm
  • Weight: 325 grams
  • Price: £479 at Amazon UK (it’s listed on other Amazon website as well, including Amazon.com, but it’s not for sale currently)

Sony DPT-CP1 – This model is expected to get released in early June in Japan and on June 21st in the US. Last year it was the same story with the larger 13.3-inch Sony DPT-RP1.

Sony DPT-CP1 Specs

  • 10.3-inch E Ink Carta display (flexible)
  • Capacitive touchscreen
  • Stylus pen included, with built-in rechargeable battery
  • Marvell IAP140 quad-core 1.2GHz processor
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 2GB RAM (assuming it’s the same as the RP1)
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC chip
  • Supported formats: PDF only
  • Weight: 240 grams
  • Dimensions: 174.2 × 243.5 × 5.9 mm
  • Price: $599 at Amazon
  • More info: Sony Japan

Remarkable – Best suited for taking notes and creating sketches, the Remarkable was the first 10.3-inch E Ink device to get released. It also doubles as a basic ereader.

Remarkable Specs

  • 10.3-inch CANVAS display, partially powered by E Ink Carta
  • Capacitive touchscreen
  • Stylus pen included (electromagnetic
    induction) with tilt detection and support for 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity
  • 1 GHz ARM A9 CPU
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 512MB RAM
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
  • Supported formats: PDF and DRM-free ePub files
  • Operating system: Codex, a custom Linux-based OS optimized for low-latency epaper
  • Menu language: English only
  • Weight: 350 grams
  • Dimensions: 177 mm x 256 mm x 6.7 mm
  • Price: $499 USD at Remarkable.com

Boyue T103 (aka Likebook Note) – This model first appeared in 2016 as a prototype and it still hasn’t been released, but they keep saying it will be available “soon”. I don’t read Chinese so it’s hard to tell for sure but the pictures on the website make it look like it has a frontlight. The specs and software are outdated, especially compared to the Onyx Boox Note, but if it has a frontlight that would help make up for other deficiencies.

Likebook Note Specs

  • 10.3-inch E Ink Carta screen (flexible)
  • Android 4.4.2
  • 1 GHz i.MX6SL processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • Frontlight
  • Memory card slot, supports cards up to 32GB
  • Stylus
  • 3.5mm headphone jack, speakers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB C
  • 4700mAh battery
  • Supported formats: ePub, PDF, MOBI, TXT, FB2, RTF, HTML, etc
  • Size: 255 x 184 x 7.5mm
  • Weight: ?
  • Price: ?
  • More info: Likebook Note

Jezetek P10C – A prototype of a 10.3-inch E Ink device was among some new ereaders recently shown in a YouTube video from a company called Jezetek. One unique thing about Jezetek’s P10C model is the fact that it has a frontlight. But I’ve never seen Jezetek ereaders being sold anywhere so the likelihood of this model becoming available to purchase anytime soon is slim to nil.

4 Responses to “List of 10.3-inch E Ink eReaders and Notepads”

  1. Thank you for this review.

  2. I like the idea of an E Ink tablet for taking notes, drawing, reading… but the prices are just way too high for me to even consider them right at this moment in time.

    • I totally agree with you Bobdeloyd. We shouldn’t have to take out a second mortgage just for an E Ink reader. I like taking notes on one, as well as reading, but the soaring prices are too high for my meager budget.

      • When Sony released their first 13.3-inch E Ink PDF reader, the DPT-S1, it sold for $1100 so actually the prices have come down a lot since then, and that was with the 1st gen Mobius screen. The newer ones have higher resolution and better contrast. The Max Carta is now selling for half that at $550 so at least the prices are starting to go down, and the 10.3-inch models will be less expensive to make.

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