7.8-Inch ePaper Tablet Boox Tab Mini C With Android Launched For $449

ePaper Tablet PC brand Onyx Boox has unveiled the Boox Tab Mini C, their latest 7.8-inch ePaper tablet with Android. It will launch for $449.

With a price like that, it's in iPad mini territories, so how does it stack up against a pocket rocket like the iPad mini?

Well it's mainly about the screen of course, which is a 300 ppi black and white screen, with 150 ppi colors, which is in Boox's words a close-to-paper display, which is a good way to illustrate it. This is not a glossy OLED display with millions of deep and rich colors.

Boox Tab Mini C

The Kaleido 3 screen has 4096 colors, with a black and white resolution of 1872 x 1404, and color resolution of 936 x 702. So this ePaper tablet is best suited for portable reading, and anything else that doesn't outright demand the full scope of colors available.

But it runs regular Android 11, so you can run apps from Google Play Store, and just like the iPad mini, it has digitizer pen support for the Boox Pen Plus, so it can be used to make notes, make corrections, draw, and illustrate with.

It's powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Advanced Snapdragon processor, with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Unfortunately, there are no cameras on the Boox Tab Mini C.

But other neccessary hardware includes Wi-Fi 5, BT 5.0, a single mic, stereo speakers, a g-sensor, a USB C port, and a 5000 mAh battery.

The weight is 264 grams, while the thickness is 8.3mm, so some of these ePaper devices have started add some weight over the years, even if this is still a low weight.


– Tom Bowen