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BOOX TAB MINI C vs LENOVO SMART PAPER: 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 LENOVO SMART PAPER.

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 LENOVO SMART PAPER.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the LENOVO SMART PAPER and ONYX BOOX TAB MINI C

PRODUCTBOOX TAB MINI CLENOVO SMART PAPER
Specs & ratings infoONYX BOOX TAB MINI CLENOVO SMART PAPER
Not yet rated
My Rating
Price (approx)$450
$550
ManufacturerOnyx BooxLenovo
Release year20232023
SCREENBOOX TAB MINI CLENOVO SMART PAPER
Screen typeKaleido 3Carta 1200
Screen size7.8"10.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 18721404 x 1872
Screen density (B/W)300dpi227dpi
Colour
(Kaleido 3)
Screen resolution (Colour)702 x 936n/a
Screen density (Colour)150dpin/a
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
Buy
HARDWAREBOOX TAB MINI CLENOVO SMART PAPER
CPU1.8 Ghz octa-core1.8GHz quad-core
RAM4Gb4Gb
Storage64Gb64Gb
Battery5000mAh3550mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width136.5mm195mm
Height194mm226mm
Thickness8.3mm5.5mm
Weight310g408g
Buy
SOFTWAREBOOX TAB MINI CLENOVO SMART PAPER
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 11
Google Play Store
Kindle support
Handwriting search
Handwriting conversion
Insert shapes
Insert images
Split screen
Custom templates
No. templates45+40+
Brush typesFountain Pen, Paintbrush, Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, MarkerBallpoint, Pencil, Mechanical pencil, Calligraphy, Fineliner, Pen, Marker, Paintbrush, 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, DOC, PPT, TXT, RTF, HTML
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMPPNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3-
Buy
BUYBOOX TAB MINI CLENOVO SMART PAPER
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
Lenovo
Amazon BE
Amazon DE
Amazon IT
Amazon NL
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTBOOX TAB MINI CLENOVO SMART PAPER

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.

LENOVO SMART PAPER Review Card

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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