10.3″ Onyx Boox Note Marked Down to $399

Onyx Boox Note

Onyx is currently selling the original Onyx Boox Note for $399 from Amazon.

That’s a good price considering this model sold for $549 last year when it was first released.

It makes the price of the Note Pro seem excessive. For $200 more all you get is a frontlight, a flush glass screen, and double the storage space and RAM.

Everything else is the same, including all the software features.

The Onyx Note has a 10.3-inch flexible E Ink screen, along with a Wacom touchscreen and stylus for notes and drawings.

$399 for the Note is a better deal than paying $379 for the Moaan W7 that turned up on Banggood awhile back. It received a lot of hype initially because of the low price, but it was supposed to be available last month and that still hasn’t happened yet. The software is a big unknown, whereas the Note has the best Android-based software that’s been developed for E Ink ereaders to date, especially when it comes to reading PDF files.

If you don’t need a frontlight, $399 is good price for a 10.3-inch ereader and digital notepad, and the Onyx Note is one of the best in that category. It’s nice to see the prices continuing to go down on these larger-screen ebook readers.

10.3″ Onyx Boox Note

15 Responses to “10.3″ Onyx Boox Note Marked Down to $399”

  1. I got the Onyx Boox Note with a great discount last year at eBay, a bit more than today’s $399. So far working good, however Android apps and browsing requires setting the screen to “A2”, otherwise they get stuck and the CPU overheats in the back of the device.

  2. In all the boox note reviews, that I’ve seen, the native email and calendar app was not shown. Could you review these apps. Thank you very much.

  3. This screen scratches easily with use, since it has no glass, apparently.

    • Not really. I used it for a year and the screen didn’t have a scratch on it, and it comes with a screen protector. But the front of the screen can be dented if you press down really hard.

  4. Since there is no front light this reader could use some external light source. Is there any recommendation for multi level led lamp for device this big? I know there are several possible choices but hands-on experience sharing would be nice.

  5. Interesting price, my needs are related to studying. I need to work with PDFs and Evernote: I want to easly copy some pieces of text from PDF to Evernote and modify it.

    Do you think ss it possible with this type of eReader?

    Thank in advance.

  6. Hi,

    My use case is for reading PDFs and making notes which need to be converted to text. I would like a SD card port to easily add files to the device.

    What do you suggest please?

    • Most don’t have memory cards these days, except the Likebook Mimas, and you’re going to have to use the onscreen keyboard if you want the notes as basic text files instead of PDFS or images.

  7. Would there be any particular issue in copying a PDF from my MacOS desktop to the Boox Note? Will it work over wifi or bluetooth?