Onyx currently has the Onyx Boox Note S available at its lowest price ever, slightly lower than the Black Friday sale price, and it also comes with a free cover when both are purchased together that sells for $25 separately.
The deal is available on Onyx’s Amazon store where you can get the Onyx Boox Note S for $305.99 with free shipping when using coupon code VXRV6W6L at checkout. The coupon takes 10% off the list price of $339.
The Note S has a 9.7-inch E Ink screen with dual-touch support, along with a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, and it runs open Android 6.0.
It’s Onyx’s entry-level Note device so it’s not as nice as the 10.3-inch Note but it’s about $200 less expensive.
The Note S has a lower resolution screen and less storage space and RAM with 16GB and 1GB, and it uses a Hanvon touchscreen instead of Wacom, but most of the software features are the same as the more expensive models.
It does not have a frontlight like the newly-announced Note Pro, which will probably cost about twice as much as the Note S.
Check the Onyx Boox Note S review for more details about the device. They’ve updated the software since that review was posted so Google Play works now and the newer 2.0 software allows you to set a custom resolution so that should help with the scaling issues when using the Kindle app and other 3rd party apps.
If you’re looking for an entry-level large-screen ereader that’s good for PDFs and doesn’t cost too much the Note S is worth considering at that price.