The Tab Mini C is a color E Ink device that Onyx released in June of this year. It originally sold for $449 and then they lowered the price to $399 at some point, and now they’ve added the option to purchase it without a stylus for $349.
So far the discounted version of the Tab Mini C without a stylus is only available to purchase directly from Onyx’s website, but maybe they’ll add it to their Amazon store at some point too, but they’re advertising it as a Year End Special so maybe not.
For people that just want a color ereader and not a color notetaking device it makes sense to get this instead, and if you wanted to get a stylus down the road you still can (other Wacom styluses will work too, not just the ones from Onyx).
At $349, the Tab Mini C is a better value than the PocketBook InkPad Color 3 for $329, which has the same 7.8-inch color E Ink screen. The Boox has much better overall specs and the software is a lot more capable with the Android 11 software.
The InkPad Color 3 does have a couple of advantages with the addition of page buttons and the device is also waterproof, but Onyx has a big edge in performance with the octa-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and Boox Super Refresh Technology.
The Tab Mini C also has 64GB of storage, a frontlight with temperature control, there’s a rotation sensor, it supports dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0, there’s a USB-C port, dual speakers, a microphone, and it has a large 5000mAh battery.
I reviewed the larger version of this, the Tab Ultra C, back in June, so you might want to check that review to get an idea of what to expect.
Like all devices with Kaledio 3 screens, the Tab Mini C supports 300 ppi for black and white content and 150 ppi for color. See my Kaleido 3 review for a closer look at the screen in action and to see how it compares to a regular black and white E Ink screen.