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BOOX NOTE AIR3 C vs MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR: Which e-ink tablet is best?

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR3 C, and the MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR.

This is currently a simplified comparison consisting of a table of side-by-side specifications, and review cards of each tablet, outlining their pros and cons. If a tablet has a rating then you can also click on it for a full and detailed review of the tablet.

I do write detailed ‘versus‘ comparisons, however because I am only one person it is impractical for me to compare every single e-ink tablet against every other one! So if you think that this page would benefit from being fleshed out with additional information and my own thoughts and opinions, then feel free to drop me an email at dan@ewritable.com – I will prioritise pages that get the most requests πŸ™‚

Additional E-Ink Tablet Resources

If you’re new to e-ink tablets, you may wish to take a look at:

I have also created a gigantic e-ink comparison table (which is also searchable/filterable, so you can whittle down your search to the tablets that best meet your needs).

And a list of (what I believe to be) the best e-ink tablets can be found here.

Now, onto the comparison between the ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR3 C and the MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR and ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR3 C

PRODUCTBOOX NOTE AIR3 CMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR
Specs & ratings infoONYX BOOX NOTE AIR3 CMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR
Okay
My Rating
Price (approx)$500
$350
ManufacturerOnyx BooxMobiscribe
Release year20232023
SCREENBOOX NOTE AIR3 CMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR
Screen typeKaleido 3Kaleido Plus
Screen size10.3"7.8"
Screen resolution (B/W)1860 x 2480 1404 x 1872
Screen density (B/W)300dpi300dpi
Colourβœ“
(Kaleido 3)
βœ“
(Kaleido Plus)
Screen resolution (Colour)930 x 1240468 x 604
Screen density (Colour)150dpi100dpi
Frontlightβœ“βœ“
Wacom compatibleβœ“βœ“
Buy
HARDWAREBOOX NOTE AIR3 CMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR
CPU2.4 Ghz octa-core1.5 Ghz Quad-core
RAM4Gb4Gb
Storage64Gb64Gb
Battery3700mAh2500mAh
Super Refreshβœ“β¨―
Keyboard folio⨯⨯
Speakersβœ“βœ“
Microphoneβœ“β¨―
G-Sensorβœ“β¨―
Ceramic Tip⨯⨯
Bluetoothβœ“βœ“
Fingerprint scannerβœ“β¨―
SD card slotβœ“β¨―
Rear camera⨯⨯
Front camera⨯⨯
Waterproofβ¨―βœ“
USB-Cβœ“βœ“
Width193mm148.3mm
Height226mm193mm
Thickness5.8mm8.1mm
Weight430gg
Buy
SOFTWAREBOOX NOTE AIR3 CMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR
Operating systemAndroid 12Android 12
Google Play Storeβœ“βœ“
Kindle supportβœ“βœ“
Handwriting searchβœ“βœ“
Handwriting conversionβœ“βœ“
Insert shapesβœ“βœ“
Insert imagesβœ“βœ“
Split screenβœ“β¨―
Custom templatesβœ“βœ“
No. templates40+50+
Brush typesFountain Pen, Paintbrush, Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, MarkerPencil, Fountain Pen, Paintbrush
Screen shareβœ“βœ“
ADE support⨯⨯
File formatsPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, CBZ, CBR, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, DJVU, CHM, ZIPPDF, EPUB, TXT, FB2, AZW3, MOBI, PRC
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMPPNG, JPG
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3-
Buy
BUYBOOX NOTE AIR3 CMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR
Where to buyBoox Euro Shop
Boox Shop
Reseller (CA)
Amazon BE
Amazon DE
Amazon ES
Amazon FR
Amazon IT
Amazon NL
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
MobiScribe
Amazon DE
Amazon UK
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTBOOX NOTE AIR3 CMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR

To compare even more e-ink tablets, click here for the full comparison table.

ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR3 C Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Colour screen
  • High screen resolution/density
  • Great hardware specs
  • Very versatile
  • Sophisticated native reading & note-taking apps
  • Scratchy writing feel
  • Handwriting search/conversion
  • Google Play Store
  • Frontlight
  • Onboard GPU & Boox Super Refresh Tech
  • Audio (speakers and microphone)
  • MicroSD card slot

Cons

  • Steeper learning curve
  • GPU/Super Refresh uses more power
  • Screen is darker than monochrome e-ink tablets
  • Some ghosting when the screen changes
  • Lots of options can lead to less focused work

Top-of-the-range hardware and software combined with a pleasurable writing experience makes the Note Air3 C one of the most versatile and capable e-ink tablets on the market.

MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Colour screen
  • Small
  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Waterproof (IPX7)
  • Frontlight
  • Speakers
  • Decent native note-taking app
  • Handwriting search
  • Handwriting-to-text conversion

Cons

  • Small canvas size
  • Sunken screen
  • Stylus (see below)
  • Screen size limits reading capabilities
  • Not as 'snappy' as more premium tablets

The Mobiscribe Wave is compact, lightweight, portable and inexpensive, and has a colour screen. In addition, it is one of the few E-ink writing tablets that is waterproof.

About the author

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Dan Dutton is passionate about E-ink writing tablets, which bring together the pleasure of writing on paper with the power of digital technology. When he bought his first tablet, he realised that there wasn't a lot of unbiased information available for people that were considering buying an E-ink tablet, and so he built eWritable.

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