Onyx has released a new version of their 10.3-inch Onyx Boox Note that adds a flush glass screen for extra durability.
The Onyx Boox Note Plus is now available to purchase at Amazon for $569. That’s $20 more than the regular version.
The Note Plus still uses a flexible plastic-based E Ink screen like the original Note, but they added a top layer of glass over the front of the screen.
Aside from that, all the other specs and features remain the same.
But the glass does add some extra weight. Onyx lists the weight of the Note Plus at 360 grams compared to 325 grams for the regular Note.
In my review of the Onyx Boox Note, my biggest complaint was the build quality could be better, and it’s possible to leave indentations on the screen if you press overly hard with the stylus. The rigid glass front should eliminate that, but the only downside is writing on glass feels a lot different than writing on a flexible surface with some give.
Personally I really disliked the glass screen on the cheaper Onyx Boox Note S, but the glass does have the advantage of being more durable and scratch-resistant, so if that’s something you’re worried about the Note Plus is probably the better option.
On the listing page at Amazon make sure not to overlook the “special offers” section because the Note Plus comes with some free gear, including a cover, a screen protector, a charger, and replacement stylus tips, but you have to remember to add each to your cart separately before buying because they aren’t automatically included with purchase.
Are you gonna compare them? Can’t find any direct comparison between note with screen protector on and note plus in terms of crispiness and writing feeling. I definitely need one before the end of November though.
I already reviewed two Notes so I don’t want to review another one. I didn’t like the glass screen on the Note S at all. I was just using the Note the other day and was thinking how much better it feels without a glass screen. I’ve come to really like the feel of the screen protector and I usually hate screen protectors, but it’s a lot closer to the feel of paper than glass.
Hey Nathan, thanks for your reviews. With the new price on Amazon for the Note, I will definitely go for it. I really dislike writing on glass and for the price, I would go for an Ipad. This note, however, is the best of all worlds, and now with a great price tag.
Can you share which screen protector do you use for this note? And which case?
Unfortunately Onyx doesn’t appear to sell screen protectors anymore but they should include one with it. They sell cases on Amazon but personally I don’t like using a case because it adds more weight. I keep it in a travel case that came with a different device when I’m not using it but those cases aren’t available anymore.
Do you know how it will handle large PDF files such as files that is more than 1 GB, because it contains colours and many pages.
I’ve never encountered a PDF anywhere close to 1GB in size so I couldn’t tell you. But Onyx’s devices handle 100MB PDF files with ease.