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The Onyx BOOX Tab X is an E Ink tablet with a big screen, pen support. Positioned as a larger-screen alternative to the recently launched Onyx BOOX Tab Ultra, the Onyx BOOX Tab X has a 13.3 inch display that could be a better fit for folks looking to view documents meant to fit on an A4 sheet of paper without resizing.

But the screen size isn’t the only thing setting the new Onyx BOOX Tab X apart from the 10.3 inch BOOX Tab Ultra. The new model also has more RAM and a higher price tag – it’s available now for $880 from Amazon or the Onyx BOOX Shop. But the bigger model is also missing a few features that make the Ultra stand out.

The new tablet has a 13.3 inch black and white E Ink display, support for touch and pressure-sensitive pen input, an 8-core Qualcomm processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and an operating system based on Android 11.

But while its smaller sibling has a 16MP rear camera, a microSD card reader and ships standard with a magnetic keyboard cover the Onyx BOOX Tab X doesn’t have any of those things. Onyx does note that you can use the 13.3 inch tablet with any Bluetooth keyboard though.

Onyx BOOX Tab XOnyx BOOX Tab Ultra
Display13.3 inches
2200 x 1650 pixels
207 dpi
E Ink Mobius Flexible Carta 1250
Flat glass cover
Frontlight w/adjustable color temperature
10.3 inches
1872 x 1404 pixels
227 dpi
E Ink Carta
Flat glass cover
Frontlight w/adjustable color temperature
InputCapacitive Touch
BOOX Stylus (4096 levels pressure sensitivity)
ProcessorQualcomm octa-core
Storage128GB UFS 2.1
microSD card readerNoneYes
CameraNone16MP (rear)
SensorsGravity Sensor
Battery6,300 mAh
OSAndroid 11-based
Dimensions6.8mm thick6.7mm thick
Weight560 grams580 grams
AccessoriesMagnetic Pen2 Pro (non-attachable)
Tri-fold case
Magnetic Pen2 Pro
Magnetic tri-fold case
Magnetic keyboard cover

While E Ink displays have lower refresh rates than LCD or OLED, Onyx notes that its tablets have 4 refresh modes. Slower refresh rates give you the best picture quality while higher rates lead to smoother scrolling and other animations (but you may see some artifacts of previous images on the display).

Thanks to the included gravity sensor, you can use the tablets in portrait or landscape orientation without manually rotating the screen.

But I suspect the $880 price tag will make the new Onyx BOOX Tab X a very niche device that will only appeal to a handful of die-hard ePaper enthusiasts.

via @OnyxBOOX

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