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BOOX TAB ULTRA C PRO 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 ULTRA C PRO, 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 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 TAB ULTRA C PRO and the AMAZON KINDLE SCRIBE.

Spec Comparison

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

PRODUCTBOOX TAB ULTRA C PROKINDLE SCRIBE
Specs & ratings infoONYX BOOX TAB ULTRA C PROAMAZON KINDLE SCRIBE
My Rating
Price (approx)$650
$340
ManufacturerOnyx BooxAmazon
Release year20232022
SCREENBOOX TAB ULTRA C PROKINDLE SCRIBE
Screen typeKaleido 3Carta 1200
Screen size10.3"10.2"
Screen resolution (B/W)1860 x 24801830 x 2460 (approx)
Screen density (B/W)300dpi300dpi
Colourβœ“
(Kaleido 3)
β¨―
Screen resolution (Colour)930 x 1240n/a
Screen density (Colour)150dpin/a
Frontlightβœ“βœ“
Wacom compatibleβœ“βœ“
Buy
HARDWAREBOOX TAB ULTRA C PROKINDLE SCRIBE
CPU2.8 Ghz octa-core1Ghz
RAM6Gb1Gb
Storage128Gb16-64Gb
Battery4600mAh3000mAh
Super Refreshβœ“β¨―
Keyboard folioβœ“β¨―
Speakersβœ“β¨―
Microphoneβœ“β¨―
G-Sensorβœ“βœ“
Ceramic Tip⨯⨯
Bluetoothβœ“βœ“
Fingerprint scannerβœ“β¨―
SD card slotβœ“β¨―
Rear cameraβœ“β¨―
Front camera⨯⨯
Waterproof⨯⨯
USB-Cβœ“βœ“
Width184.5mm196mm
Height225mm229mm
Thickness6.6mm5.8mm
Weight450g433g
Buy
SOFTWAREBOOX TAB ULTRA C PROKINDLE SCRIBE
Operating systemAndroid 12KindleOS
Google Play Storeβœ“β¨―
Kindle supportβœ“βœ“
Handwriting searchβœ“β¨―
Handwriting conversionβœ“βœ“
Insert shapesβœ“β¨―
Insert imagesβœ“β¨―
Split screenβœ“β¨―
Custom templatesβœ“β¨―
No. templates40+15+
Brush typesFountain Pen, Paintbrush, Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, MarkerPen, Fountain Pen, Marker, Pencil, Highlighter
Screen shareβœ“β¨―
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 ULTRA C PROKINDLE SCRIBE
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
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 ULTRA C PROKINDLE SCRIBE

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.

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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