Hello HeyUp Community,
I hope you’re all doing well. It’s been a while since I last posted here, but today I’m excited to share some exciting news from the e-reader and e-Ink tablet world. If you recall, I previously discussed the Boox Note Air 2 back in September 2022, and it’s amazing to see how technology keeps evolving.
Introducing the New Onyx Boox Products
Last week, Onyx Boox made waves by introducing two new products - the Boox Note Air 3 C and the Boox Tab Ultra C Pro. These additions mark a significant step forward in the e-reader and e-Ink tablet domain. Notably, the announcement didn’t just cover new hardwareLast week, Onyx Boox made waves by introducing two new products - the Boox Note Air 3 C and the Boox Tab Ultra C Pro. These additions mark a significant step forward in the e-reader and e-Ink tablet domain. Notably, the announcement centered on a groundbreaking hardware enhancement: the introduction of a Color e-ink display. This innovation is a game-changer, promising to revolutionize the way we experience digital content on e-readers and e-Ink tablets. Furthermore, the release didn’t stop at hardware upgrades; it also unveiled the much-anticipated firmware update to version 3.5, packed with exciting features for enhanced user experiences.; it also unveiled the much-anticipated firmware update to version 3.5, packed with exciting features for enhanced user experiences.
Boox Note Air 3 C: Building on Excellence
The Boox Note Air 3 C continues the legacy of the Note Air series while improving on several aspects of its predecessors. The latest model boasts a monochrome display with a remarkable 300 pixels per inch and a stunning Kaleido3 color display at 150 ppi. Onyx has even added a handwriting film and an ultra-thin glass panel to make the reading and writing experience closer to traditional paper.
Boox Tab Ultra C Pro: A Powerhouse for Productivity
The Boox Tab Ultra C Pro brings an extended memory capacity of 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of expandable storage via microSD. It’s equipped with a powerful Qualcomm processor clocked at 2.84 GHz, a 16 MP camera, and a magnetic keyboard with an integrated trackpad, offered as an accessory. Just like the Note Air 3 C, the Tab Ultra C Pro takes advantage of the Boox Super Refresh technology, allowing the device to adapt its performance and power consumption according to the task at hand.
Availability and Pricing
For those of you eagerly waiting to get your hands on these devices, here’s what you need to know:
The Note Air 3 C is available now on Amazon and through Boox’s official online store, priced at €549.99, which includes a magnetic cover and Pen Plus.
The Tab Ultra C Pro will be available for purchase starting at the end of October, priced at €699.99 with a standard cover and Pen2 Pro included. If you opt for the keyboard cover, it costs €169.99 at full price, but if purchased alongside the Tab Ultra C Pro, you can grab it for 40% less, just €102.03, making the total package €802.02.
Firmware 3.5: A New Level of User Interaction
The new firmware 3.5 introduces exciting features, including the ability to annotate and convert handwritten notes into precise shapes, highlights, underlines, and even erase your handwriting using the SmartScribe function. Display improvements are also a highlight, as e-Ink screens of the Boox series no longer suffer from ghosting when rapidly scrolling through content. Additionally, a high-contrast mode enhances the clarity of multimedia content, making it easier to read. And finally, the firmware simplifies navigation through numerous note links, ensuring a more efficient organization of your notes.
Technical Specifications at a Glance
- Device Type: ePaper Tablet
- Display: 300 PPI monochrome, 150 PPI color
- Processor: Qualcomm (model unspecified), Octa-core CPU at up to 2.84 GHz, with Boox Super Refresh Technology
- Operating System: Android 12
- Updates: Guaranteed for at least 3 years from the launch date
Boox Tab Ultra C Pro:
Memory: 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage (expandable)
Camera: 16 MP with LED flash
Battery: 4,600 mAh
Dimensions: 6.6 mm thickness, approximately 450 grams weight
Accessories: Boox Magnetic Keyboard, cover, Pen2 Pro stylus
Boox Note Air 3 C:
Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage (expandable)
Battery: 3,700 mAh
Dimensions: 5.8 mm thickness, approximately 430 grams weight
Accessories: Magnetic cover, Pen Plus stylus
Choosing the Right Device
Although both the Tab and Note Air series are versatile and share similar software capabilities, there’s a key distinction. The Tab series leans towards productivity, aiming to be a notebook replacement, especially with the keyboard folio cover. On the other hand, the Note Air series caters more to e-book reading and note-taking enthusiasts, with a particular focus on extended battery life.
It’s exciting to see Onyx Boox continuing to innovate and provide us with more options to enhance our digital experiences. I’d love to hear your thoughts on these new offerings. Are you considering upgrading to one of these devices, or do you have any questions? Let’s discuss!
Looking forward to your feedback and insights.