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BOOX TAB ULTRA C vs BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+: 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, and the BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+.

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 and the BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ and ONYX BOOX TAB ULTRA C

PRODUCTBOOX TAB ULTRA CBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+
Specs & ratings infoONYX BOOX TAB ULTRA CBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+
Okay
My Rating
Price (approx)$600
Limited availability
$700
ManufacturerOnyx BooxBigme
Release year20232022
SCREENBOOX TAB ULTRA CBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+
Screen typeKaleido 3Kaleido 3
Screen size10.3"10.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1860 x 24801860 x 2480
Screen density (B/W)300dpi300dpi
Colourβœ“
(Kaleido 3)
βœ“
(Kaleido 3)
Screen resolution (Colour)930 x 1240930 x 1240
Screen density (Colour)150dpi150dpi
Frontlightβœ“βœ“
Wacom compatibleβœ“βœ“
Buy
HARDWAREBOOX TAB ULTRA CBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+
CPU1.8 Ghz octa-core2.3 GHz octa-core
RAM4Gb6Gb
Storage128Gb128Gb
Battery6300mAh4000mAh
Super Refreshβœ“β¨―
Keyboard folioβœ“β¨―
Speakersβœ“βœ“
Microphoneβœ“βœ“
G-Sensorβœ“βœ“
Ceramic Tip⨯⨯
Bluetoothβœ“βœ“
Fingerprint scannerβœ“βœ“
SD card slotβœ“βœ“
Rear cameraβœ“βœ“
Front cameraβ¨―βœ“
Waterproof⨯⨯
USB-Cβœ“βœ“
Width184.5mm191mm
Height225mm225.6mm
Thickness6.7mm6.6mm
Weight480g477g
Buy
SOFTWAREBOOX TAB ULTRA CBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 11
Google Play Storeβœ“βœ“
Kindle supportβœ“βœ“
Handwriting searchβœ“β¨―
Handwriting conversionβœ“βœ“
Insert shapesβœ“βœ“
Insert imagesβœ“βœ“
Split screenβœ“βœ“
Custom templatesβœ“βœ“
No. templates40+15+
Brush typesFountain Pen, Paintbrush, Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, MarkerPen, Pencil, Brush, Ball Pen, Highlighter
Screen shareβœ“βœ“
ADE support⨯⨯
File formatsPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, CBZ, CBR, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, DJVU, CHM, ZIPPDF, EPUB, EPUB3, DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTML, FB2, CBZ, CBR, OEB, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, TXT, ZIP
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMPPNG, JPG, BMP
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3WAV, MP3
Buy
BUYBOOX TAB ULTRA CBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+
Where to buyAmazon BE
Amazon DE
Amazon ES
Amazon PL
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
Bigme Store
Amazon BE
Amazon ES
Amazon IT
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTBOOX TAB ULTRA CBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+

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

ONYX BOOX TAB ULTRA 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
  • Optional keyboard attachment
  • Onboard GPU & Boox Super Refresh Tech
  • Audio (speakers and microphone)
  • 16MP rear-facing camera
  • MicroSD card slot

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Steeper learning curve
  • Some chassis design flaws
  • Heavy
  • Writing feels a little 'slippy'
  • GPU/Super Refresh uses more power
  • Screen is slightly darker than Monochrome Tab Ultra

A powerful and versatile COLOUR e-ink tablet that is as close as you can get to a regular tablet/laptop.

BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Colour screen
  • High screen resolution/density
  • Great hardware specs
  • Very versatile
  • Google Play Store
  • Nice writing feel
  • Frontlight
  • Bluetooth functions on stylus
  • Audio (speakers and microphone)
  • Front & rear-facing cameras
  • MicroSD card slot
  • ChatGPT integration

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Steeper learning curve
  • Heavy
  • Screen is slightly darker than Monochrome tablets
  • Software and apps not as refined as competitors
  • No search within notebooks

A powerful and versatile COLOUR e-ink tablet but the software and apps are currently a step or two behind the competition.

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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