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BOOX TAB ULTRA C PRO vs BOOKEEN NOTÉA: 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 ULTRA C PRO, and the BOOKEEN NOTÉA.

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 ULTRA C PRO and the BOOKEEN NOTÉA.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the BOOKEEN NOTÉA and ONYX BOOX TAB ULTRA C PRO

PRODUCTBOOX TAB ULTRA C PROBOOKEEN NOTÉA
Specs & ratings infoONYX BOOX TAB ULTRA C PROBOOKEEN NOTÉA
Not yet rated
My Rating
Price (approx)$650
$415
Limited availability
ManufacturerOnyx BooxBookeen
Release year20232021
SCREENBOOX TAB ULTRA C PROBOOKEEN NOTÉA
Screen typeKaleido 3Carta HD
Screen size10.3"10.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1860 x 24801404x1872
Screen density (B/W)300dpi227dpi
Colour
(Kaleido 3)
Screen resolution (Colour)930 x 1240n/a
Screen density (Colour)150dpin/a
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
Buy
HARDWAREBOOX TAB ULTRA C PROBOOKEEN NOTÉA
CPU2.8 Ghz octa-core1.8GHz quad-core
RAM6Gb1Gb
Storage128Gb32Gb
Battery4600mAh4000mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width184.5mm191.1mm
Height225mm232.5mm
Thickness6.6mm8mm
Weight450g450g
Buy
SOFTWAREBOOX TAB ULTRA C PROBOOKEEN NOTÉA
Operating systemAndroid 12Android 8.1
Google Play Store
Kindle support
Handwriting search
Handwriting conversion
Insert shapes
Insert images
Split screen
Custom templates
No. templates40+30+
Brush typesFountain Pen, Paintbrush, Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, MarkerPen, Pencil, Brush
Screen share
ADE support
File formatsPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, CBZ, CBR, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, DJVU, CHM, ZIPPDF, EPUB
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP-
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3-
Buy
BUYBOOX TAB ULTRA C PROBOOKEEN NOTÉA
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
Bookeen
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTBOOX TAB ULTRA C PROBOOKEEN NOTÉA

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

ONYX BOOX TAB ULTRA C PRO 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)
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 16Mpx camera
  • Optional Keyboard Folio

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
  • Some chassis design flaws
  • Writing feels a little 'slippy'

On paper, it's the most powerful e-ink tablet on the market and is very impressive, but I feel that practical use cases will be limited.

BOOKEEN NOTÉA Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Not yet reviewed...

Cons

  • Not yet reviewed...

Not yet reviewed...

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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