Earlier this year Onyx had introduced a 13.3 inch E Ink device called the Onyx Boox Max Carta, which has the high-contrast but lower power display like we see on a Kindle. But the key difference in this device is its display larger than any kindle to date. While it also allows digital pen to write or even draw like Wacom devices.
Now the company has announced the successor of Onyx Boox Max Carta, it has been named as Onyx Book Max 2 Pro. Onyx Book Max 2 Pro has the same E Ink Carta flexible plastic display like the original device with a 2200 x 1520 pixel resolution. But it supports both pen and finger touch input (Lacking in previous device), and the more powerful hardware and updated software to serve up as a premium device.
Under the hood, Book Max 2 Pro is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The device comes with physical buttons for menu, back, next, and previous pages. It also has a Wacom digitizer for pen input and of course to navigate you would be able to use your fingers as well. The 4100mAh batter is claimed to serve 4 weeks of standby time.
The connectivity features include WiFi and Bluetooth but so far it lacks LTE (like most of the eReaders available in the markets). It comes with an Audio jack for listening audiobooks or music, while you can also make voice recordings on the. Onyx Book Max 2 Pro also supports text-to-speech functionality which lets you listen content that is available in text mode. For the books and written material it supports a wide range of formats including PDF, MOBI, EPUB, TXT, HTML, PNG, JPG, BMP, MP3, and WAV.
Interestingly, Onyx new E Ink device also includes an HDMI input port which will let you use Onyx Book Max 2 Pro as an E Ink monitor for other devices as well. The device is based on Android 6.0.
Onyx has made the Book Max 2 Pro available for preorder from the eReader Store for $790. While the company claims to ship it by the end of this month.