Here’s something a bit unexpected. Onyx has listed a new Boox Tab X with a 13.3-inch E Ink screen on Amazon.
The weird thing is they haven’t announced it yet, and there isn’t any information about it on their website. They’re probably going to make an official announcement soon, and I’ll update this post when that happens, but for the time being it’s kind of a mystery device, and there’s very little information provided on the product page.
Update: Onyx has officially released the Boox Tab X. Hit the link for the updated post with the full list of specs and an unboxing video, and the picture above was indeed a placeholder and is the Tab Ultra, not the Tab X.
From the picture, it looks just like the new 10.3-inch Tab Ultra that was released last month. In fact it appears to be the exact same image so maybe it’s just a placeholder.
I would be surprised if the Tab X has an asymmetrical design as pictured like the Tab Ultra since Onyx’s 13.3-inch models use flexible E Ink screens, where the larger section is always at the bottom instead of the side.
The Boox Tab X is probably just a larger version of the Tab Ultra. But I guess we’ll have to wait for Onyx to make an announcement before we know for certain.
The Boox Tab X is priced at $879.99 like the Max Lumi2, which is Onyx’s current 13.3-inch device. But it was released about a year ago so that means it’s time for it to get replaced, as Onyx rarely keeps models around for longer than a year.
It’s a bit odd to see a new device available to purchase before it gets announced but that’s currently the case with the 13.3-inch Onyx Boox Tab X. I’ll update this post with some specs after it gets announced. It’ll probably be 90% the same as the Max Lumi2, but with a dedicated GPU to improve the E Ink refresh rate like the Tab Ultra, and it’ll probably have a 16MP rear camera too.
Without the stupid camera, I would be interested. But if I need to scan something, my phone will do the job. And I can’t stand the camera bump at the bottom of the device, it’s not good to write on the screen. And further the camera increases the price tag. I hope that some day there will the GPU stuff embeded in the Boox devices without the camera.
But would starting up a whole new product line be cheaper though? They would absolutely pass that cost onto the consumer.
I reckon it’s probably cheaper to just keep the camera. If you don’t need it; don’t use it. A case that nullifies the bump (with a kickstand) other than the keyboard folio might be nice though.
Nathan, in your amazon link the dimension of the Boox tab X is actually 12 inch long (not 13.3, see product dimensions).
They changed the page after people started noticing it, probably because they didn’t intend to release it yet. And 12″ is probably pretty close to the actual height, as the Max Lumi2 is listed at 310mm. 13.3″ refers to the screen size measured diagonally.