For people who love to get portable and powerful tablets, Onyx has some excellent news for you. Onyx welcomes their latest tablet: the Onyx BOOX Tab Ultra. The brand is marketing it as an ePaper tablet, mainly for scanning, reading, and note-taking. So let’s explore what this new tablet is all about and how well it competes with the other available tablets in the market.
First, let’s discuss all the hardware components of the tablet. So the design is pretty sleek with flat edges, just like the new iPads. It is black in color and looks stunning. The tablet features a 10.3-inch HD E Ink Carta glass screen with a flat cover lens.
So it looks as if you are looking at a paper. Its screen resolution is 1872 x 1404 Carta. The screen supports capacitive touch and works with the BOOX stylus touch, which has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.
For performance, it comes with a Qualcomm Octa-core CPU combined with 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It also comes with dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity.
A remarkable feature of the new BOOX Tab Ultra is its 16-megapixel rear camera. Because of that, it can seamlessly take detailed scans of all the documents you need. Interestingly, the tablet also features a Front Light with CTM (Warm and Cold). There is also a G-Sensor that enables auto rotation on the tablet.
For authentication, a fingerprint reader is built into the power button, which is quite convenient. It has a modern USB Type-C port for charging and connecting other accessories. The tablet has a MicroSD (TF) Card Slot to expand the storage. It has excellent dual speakers and microphones for superior performance.
Talking about the software, the new BOOX Tab Ultra runs on Android 11, and you can download many apps from the Play Store or any third-party store.
While most of these are just very basic hardware and software specifications, the tablet’s battery life is exceptional. It has a 6,300mAh battery that can power all the extensive daily tasks.
So the new BOOX Tab Ultra is primarily for reading and note-taking. It also has a tremendous back camera for scanning documents in high quality. There are four modes of working on the tablet: HD Mode for reading, Balanced Mode for typing, Fast Mode for browsing, and Ultrafast Mode for using apps.
The tablet ships with a BOOX Pen2 Pro stylus, and you can also get the 2-in-1 Magnetic Keyboard case as an additional accessory. It works seamlessly with both. Overall, the tablet is pretty helpful for people who primarily need a tablet for note-taking and reading. Its powerful internals makes it more capable than many other tablets.
If you are interested in getting the new BOOX Tab Ultra, you can order it from their official site for USD 599.99. The brand will also ship some freebies, including a magnetic case, some tips for the stylus, a stylus case, and a tote bag.
The tablet market is dominated by iPad, and the BOOX Tab Ultra pricing is a little weird. You can get the latest iPad 10th-Generation with 256GB storage and the latest A14 Bionic chip at the same price. You can even get the baseline iPad Air with 64GB storage and the mighty M1 chip.
Both iPads are better in terms of performance any day than this one. And if people need a tablet for reading, they will probably go with a Kindle or an Amazon Fire tablet which is more affordable.
So as long as Onyx doesn’t make its BOOX Tab Ultra more affordable, it will be hard to survive in a competitive market where iPads dominate. So it will be interesting to see how well the Onyx BOOX Tab Ultra performs in the market.