10.3-inch Boyue Likebook Note Now Available for $419

Boyue Likebook Note

The long-delayed Boyue Likebook Note has finally turned up for sale and the price is surprisingly low compared to similar models, especially considering it’s the only one with a frontlight.

As a commenter pointed out earlier today, the Likebook Note is now available to purchase from AliExpress for $419 with free shipping.

The Likebook Note has a 10.3-inch flexible E Ink display with 227 ppi, the same screen as the Sony CP1 and Onyx Boox Note.

It has both a capacitive touchscreen and an electromagnetic touchscreen for writing on the screen with an included stylus pen.

It has 16GB of internal storage space, plus a microSD card slot for expansion. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a USB-C port, a headphone jack, microphone, dual speakers, and page-turn buttons.

According to the spec sheet, it weighs 386 grams. There are two conflicting sets of measures. One says it’s 184 x 255 x 7.5 mm and the other says it’s 191 x 262 x 7.8 mm. The battery is listed as 3500mAh.

The downside is it uses a single-core i.MX6 Sololite processor and it only has 1GB of RAM. Additionally, it runs older Android 4.4.2, which has lower compatibility for apps, and it doesn’t come with Google Play onboard.

The Likebook Note is similar to the Onyx Boox Note, except the Onyx has better specs with a quad-core processor, along with a higher-quality Wacom touchscreen and newer Android 6.0. But the Likebook could prove to be strong competition for the Boox Note with the lower price and the addition of a frontlight and microSD card slot.

8 Responses to “10.3-inch Boyue Likebook Note Now Available for $419”

  1. Thank you. Interesting News for me.

  2. Frontlight! Qool!

  3. I ask a seller on aliexpress if I could install google play and if it is fast enough. The seller said it’s possible and fast. Maybe I better wait for a video to show proof. Anyway is it a security issue to run google play on an old Android version(4.2.2)?
    Otherwise it could be a real cool device with frontlight feature….

    • Well, there’s a video on youtube, even a couple — it looks more or less OK, but it’s only about reading text. I do see some delay on paging, but absolutely non-irritating, very short. Working with SD card and navigating through a big file tree might be, I guess, much more sensitive, but the video doesn’t cover it. I want to wait for more videos too.

      Also, my Aliexpress seller says GooglePlay is installed.

  4. Such an old processor can’t manage that amount of pixels and run smoothly. What a crap!

    I don’t understand this company. I thought the most expensive piece was the screen and they have already developed the software and have Likebook Plus with a quad-core nuclei. So, what’s the problem?

  5. Check out the thread about the Likebook Note at mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=295859 where two recent new owners describe their experiences. I am one of them and i love that screen!

  6. light and SD slot is great!