Accompanied by a stylus, featuring an e-ink panel that looks like paper to the touch, the Boox Nova Air C announced by Onyx after sightings in the FCC database in recent months offers everything for lovers of reading, writing and drawing. .
After the model of last summer, the Chinese brand Onyx is back in charge with a new ebook reader, the Boox Nova Air C, capable of also acting as a digital notebook, combined in the promo launch phase with an orange magnetic case with page turn buttons ( which, subsequently, will be obtainable only upon purchase separately, for 59.99 dollars).
Boox Nova Air C (194 × 136.5 × 6.3 mm, for 235 grams) has a frame on which stands the 7.8-inch display: the latter is an E-Ink Kaleido Plus panel which, compared to the model seen on the previous Boox Nova3 Color , also exceeded in contrast (+ 30%) and color saturation (+ 15%), adopts on-cell technology, which increases the sensation of paper (86 as a score on the Paper Similarity Index, Paper Like Display certification issued by TÜV Rheinland ), especially when using it to compile a PDF, take notes on text, or draw freehand.
The aforementioned activities are made possible by the integration of a Wacom digitizer (with the latter also providing the editing tool, accompanied by 16 different shades and colors) and a Boox Pen Plus which, present in the package, is green. dark as the back of the reader, it hooks magnetically to the right of the reader, being able to support 4,096 levels of pressure.
Returning to the specifications of the display, the latter is surrounded by thick bezels, but flush with the panel (protected by an AG glass), so as to host 36 LEDs perimeter for front lighting, some of which are white or amber, in so that the user, who can already adjust the intensity of the brightness, the vividness, the refresh rate, can also vary the color temperature, perhaps opting in the evening for warmer and more relaxing tones. Basically, in black and white mode, the screen boasts a resolution of 1872 x 1404 pixels (300 dots per inch), which drops a lot in color mode, when you get to 624 x 468 pixels, with 100 dpi.
In the Boox Nova Air C operates the octacore processor (2.2 GHz) at 14 nanometers Snapdragon 636, with Adreno 509 GPU, assisted by 3 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 32 GB of eMMC storage, on which both ebooks stand out, which can be loaded via OTG for the microUSB Type-C, that the operating system, a customization of Android 11 on which the (disabled by default) Play Store can be unlocked, in order to download (in dual band Wi-Fi) ebooks, apps, audiobooks, and podcasts to your taste.
There are, in fact, two stereo speakers, to hear audiobooks as an alternative to the use of wireless headphones connected in Bluetooth 5.0, a microphone, and a 2,000 mAh battery, valid for about 2 weeks of use. Currently, the Boox Nova Air C ebook reader can be purchased, on the official store, at the price of $ 419.99, which also entitles you to the stylus and the magnetic cover.