Onyx Boox Note2 Now Available to Order; Note Pro on Sale for $100 off

Boox Note2

If you’ve been considering getting a 10.3-inch ereader and digital notepad from Onyx, there’s no better time than now.

Onyx has started taking orders for the new 10.3-inch Boox Note2 on their website, and the first 100 orders get a free accessory pack that includes a cover, a USB-C hub, a stylus tether, a wall adapter, and a screen protector.

At $549 the price remains the same as they were charging for the Note Pro so at least the price didn’t increase with the upgrades.

Shipping is from China and the estimated shipping time is 5-15 business days.

If you’d rather order from Onyx’s Amazon store, they’ll most likely start accepting orders in a week or two once Amazon’s warehouses get them in stock.

If you don’t care about the upgrades on the Note2, you can get the nearly-identical Onyx Note Pro on clearance for only $449.

The Note Pro was released 6 months ago so it’s not like it’s outdated yet; Onyx just likes to release newer models every few months (the Note2 is something like the fifth or sixth different Note model released in the past two years).

If you’re unsure which model to get you have to ask yourself if the following features on the Note2 are worth paying an extra $100 for:

  • USB OTG support.
  • 5GHz WiFi support.
  • Fingerprint sensor.
  • Octa-core 2.0GHz processor vs quad-core 1.6GHz.
  • The Note2 is slightly lighter (12 grams) and it has a slightly larger battery (200mAh).

To me the Onyx Note Pro is the best large-screen E Ink ereader on the market. Personally I have no interest in the upgrades on the Note2, but for those that need dual band WiFi support, USB OTG, and a fingerprint sensor for added security, it’ll be a better option than the Note Pro. One thing that’s nice about USB OTG is you can use an adapter to connect microSD cards to the device.

Update: Onyx is now selling the Boox Note2 on Amazon for $549 plus shipping. I’d advise waiting until shipping is free to buy it.

5 Responses to “Onyx Boox Note2 Now Available to Order; Note Pro on Sale for $100 off”

  1. Just placed my order for the Note Pro now that there is a price drop…not much in the Note 2 that I need to justify the extra $100. I love my Nova Pro so much that I wanted to get it’a bigger brother to read my SQL books. Amazon must have a bunch in stock as I am getting it tomorrow with Prime.

    With the pending update to Android 9, what can I expect for new features? I’ve not had many Android devices before so not sure what to expect with an upgrade like that.

    • Android 9 really means nothing since Onyx uses their own customized interface; it’s mostly marketing hype. Everything is still 95% the same as before, but they’ve tweaked the UI in places and added some rotation controls from the quick menu, along with new refresh options and global contrast control. The Note app now has a sidenotes section, sidenotes have all the features of the full note app now, they’ve consolidated some of the menus, and you can view two separate documents in landscape view.

      • The rotation controls could come in handy if you ever use apps for productivity. MS Word works pretty well on the Nova Pro and Max 2, but you’re stuck in portrait mode.

      • Thanks for the reply Nathan. I just received it and it is truly amazing to have a 10.3 eInk screen with the front light that it has. I do like the side-notes feature you showed in another video and would use that when I get the update. Thanks again for all your reviews. They really helped me get the right readers. 🙂

  2. Helo, Friends. what is the utility of 5GHz WiFi support? And for to watch videos has an upgrade (videos Note 2, are confusing for me about this, i see a online conection with a laptop, but not the function about video player)? Thank you.