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BOOX TAB MINI C vs KINDLE SCRIBE: 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 AMAZON KINDLE SCRIBE.

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 AMAZON KINDLE SCRIBE.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the AMAZON KINDLE SCRIBE and ONYX BOOX TAB MINI C

PRODUCTBOOX TAB MINI CKINDLE SCRIBE
Specs & ratings infoONYX BOOX TAB MINI CAMAZON KINDLE SCRIBE
My Rating
Price (approx)$450
$340
ManufacturerOnyx BooxAmazon
Release year20232022
SCREENBOOX TAB MINI CKINDLE SCRIBE
Screen typeKaleido 3Carta 1200
Screen size7.8"10.2"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 18721830 x 2460 (approx)
Screen density (B/W)300dpi300dpi
Colour
(Kaleido 3)
Screen resolution (Colour)702 x 936n/a
Screen density (Colour)150dpin/a
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
Buy
HARDWAREBOOX TAB MINI CKINDLE SCRIBE
CPU1.8 Ghz octa-core1Ghz
RAM4Gb1Gb
Storage64Gb16-64Gb
Battery5000mAh3000mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width136.5mm196mm
Height194mm229mm
Thickness8.3mm5.8mm
Weight310g433g
Buy
SOFTWAREBOOX TAB MINI CKINDLE SCRIBE
Operating systemAndroid 11KindleOS
Google Play Store
Kindle support
Handwriting search
Handwriting conversion
Insert shapes
Insert images
Split screen
Custom templates
No. templates45+15+
Brush typesFountain Pen, Paintbrush, Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, MarkerPen, Fountain Pen, Marker, Pencil, Highlighter
Screen share
ADE support
File formatsPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, CBZ, CBR, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, DJVU, CHM, ZIPPDF, EPUB (via conversion), DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTML, KFX (Kindle), AZW3, MOBI (Limited support), AZW (Limited support)
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMPPNG, JPG, BMP, GIF
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3AAX (Audible) via Bluetooth
Buy
BUYBOOX TAB MINI CKINDLE SCRIBE
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
Amazon AU
Amazon CA
Amazon DE
Amazon ES
Amazon FR
Amazon IT
Amazon UK
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTBOOX TAB MINI CKINDLE SCRIBE

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.

AMAZON KINDLE SCRIBE Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Fantastic writing/sketching feel
  • Frontlight
  • Solid & robust
  • Great reading software
  • Handwritten sticky notes
  • Backed by a major corporation

Cons

  • Limited note-taking app
  • Clunky file transfer/conversion process
  • Uncomfortable to hold for longer periods
  • Location of power button
  • Templates are notebook-wide

The Amazon Kindle Scribe is a great e-reading device but the note-taking app lacks many features that are standard on competitor's tablets.

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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