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BOOX TAB MINI C vs BOOX MAX LUMI 2: Which e-ink tablet is best?

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the ONYX BOOX TAB MINI C, and the ONYX BOOX MAX LUMI 2.

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 🙂

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 TAB MINI C and the ONYX BOOX MAX LUMI 2.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the ONYX BOOX MAX LUMI 2 and ONYX BOOX TAB MINI C

PRODUCTBOOX TAB MINI CBOOX MAX LUMI 2
Specs & ratings infoONYX BOOX TAB MINI CONYX BOOX MAX LUMI 2
My Rating
Price (approx)$450
$800
Limited availability
ManufacturerOnyx BooxOnyx Boox
Release year20232021
SCREENBOOX TAB MINI CBOOX MAX LUMI 2
Screen typeKaleido 3Mobius Carta 1250
Screen size7.8"13.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 18721650 x 2200
Screen density (B/W)300dpi207dpi
Colour✓
(Kaleido 3)
⨯
Screen resolution (Colour)702 x 936n/a
Screen density (Colour)150dpin/a
Frontlight✓✓
Wacom compatible✓✓
Buy
HARDWAREBOOX TAB MINI CBOOX MAX LUMI 2
CPU1.8 Ghz octa-core1.8 Ghz octa-core
RAM4Gb6Gb
Storage64Gb128Gb
Battery5000mAh4300mAh
Super Refresh✓⨯
Keyboard folio⨯⨯
Speakers✓✓
Microphone✓✓
G-Sensor✓⨯
Ceramic Tip⨯⨯
Bluetooth✓✓
Fingerprint scanner⨯✓
SD card slot⨯⨯
Rear camera⨯⨯
Front camera⨯⨯
Waterproof⨯⨯
USB-C✓✓
Width136.5mm228mm
Height194mm310mm
Thickness8.3mm10.9mm
Weight310g570g
Buy
SOFTWAREBOOX TAB MINI CBOOX MAX LUMI 2
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 11
Google Play Store✓✓
Kindle support✓✓
Handwriting search✓✓
Handwriting conversion✓✓
Insert shapes✓✓
Insert images✓✓
Split screen✓✓
Custom templates✓✓
No. templates45+45+
Brush typesFountain Pen, Paintbrush, Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, MarkerFountain Pen, Paintbrush, Ballpoint, Pencil, Marker
Screen share✓✓
ADE support⨯⨯
File formatsPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, CBZ, CBR, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, DJVU, CHM, ZIPPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, CBZ, CBR, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, DJVU, CHM, ZIP
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMPPNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3WAV, MP3
Buy
BUYBOOX TAB MINI CBOOX MAX LUMI 2
Where to buyBoox Euro Shop
Boox Shop
Reseller (CA)
Amazon BE
Amazon DE
Amazon PL
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTBOOX TAB MINI CBOOX MAX LUMI 2

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

ONYX BOOX TAB MINI C Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

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

Cons

  • Smaller screen (not ideal for PDFs)
  • Expensive
  • Steeper learning curve
  • Writing feels a little 'slippy'
  • GPU/Super Refresh uses more power
  • Screen is slightly darker than Monochrome e-ink tablets

The Boox Tab Mini C is arguably the best 7.8" colour writing tablet on the market.

ONYX BOOX MAX LUMI 2 Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Large 13.3" screen
  • Great hardware specs
  • Very versatile
  • Sophisticated native reading & note-taking apps
  • Handwriting search/conversion
  • Google Play Store
  • Frontlight
  • Audio (speakers and microphone)

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Limited availability
  • Steeper learning curve
  • Writing feels a little 'slippy'
  • Larger footprint
  • Stylus does not magnetically stick to the tablet

The Onyx Boox Max Lumi 2 has a large screen, frontlight and the ability to expand its capabilities with apps from the Google Play Store. But this comes at a cost, with this device being one of the most expensive e-ink tablets on the market. Boox have now ceased production of this model and replaced it with the Tab X

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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