March 4, 2024

After launching a 10-inch color e-ink tablet in April, Onyx International now has a little brother to the Boox Tab Mini C — a Qualcomm-powered e-paper pocket computer with “comparable performance to a traditional tablet.”

Released in April, the Boox Tab Ultra is essentially a colorful version of Amazon’s Kindle Scribe or ReMarkable 2 digital tablet. The Tab Mini C offers similar features, but in a reduced size for greater portability.

Instead of a 10.3-inch e-paper display, you’ll have a 7.8-inch Kaleido 3 E Ink screen capable of producing 4,096 colors at a resolution of 150 pixels per inch (702 x 936), or 300 PPI in black and white ( 1,404 x 1,872). White text and images.

Onyx says the mini tablet is designed to “enhance the enjoyment of reading colorful novels, comics, web pages and other content.” Boox Super Refresh technology is designed for four task-optimized refresh modes, dual-tone headlights help boost productivity after dark, and the capacitive touch display supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. The device comes with the company’s Pen Plus stylus input for note-taking, highlighting, and on-screen navigation.

Boox Tab Mini C runs Android 11 and supports third-party apps
Boox Tab Mini C runs Android 11 and supports third-party apps

Onyx International

A snappy Qualcomm Advanced octa-core processor and “dedicated GPU” backed by 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64 GB UFS 2.1 storage promise smooth, responsive on-screen performance. The Tab Mini C runs Android 11, supports third-party apps, has a gyroscope for automatic screen rotation, has Bluetooth 5.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi, and has two speakers for playing audiobooks.

The ergonomic black metal case is said to be suitable for “long reading sessions without causing hand fatigue,” and thanks to E Ink’s low power consumption, the 5,000 mAh battery should last a long time between charges. All told, this mini tablet weighs 9.3 ounces (264 grams) and is 0.33 inches (8.3 mm) thick.

The Tab Mini C is available now for $449.99, including the stylus and magnetic cover.

Product page: Boox Tab Mini C