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LENOVO SMART PAPER vs BOOX NOTE AIR 2 +: Which e-ink tablet is best?

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the LENOVO SMART PAPER, and the ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR 2 PLUS.

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 LENOVO SMART PAPER and the ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR 2 PLUS.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR 2 PLUS and LENOVO SMART PAPER

PRODUCTLENOVO SMART PAPERBOOX NOTE AIR 2 +
Specs & ratings infoLENOVO SMART PAPER
Not yet rated
ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR 2 PLUS
My Rating
Price (approx)$550
$450
Limited availability
ManufacturerLenovoOnyx Boox
Release year20232021
SCREENLENOVO SMART PAPERBOOX NOTE AIR 2 +
Screen typeCarta 1200Carta HD
Screen size10.3"10.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 18721404 x 1872
Screen density (B/W)227dpi227dpi
Colour
Screen resolution (Colour)n/an/a
Screen density (Colour)n/an/a
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
Buy
HARDWARELENOVO SMART PAPERBOOX NOTE AIR 2 +
CPU1.8GHz quad-core1.8 GHz octa-core
RAM4Gb4Gb
Storage64Gb64Gb
Battery3550mAh3700mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width195mm195.4mm
Height226mm229.4mm
Thickness5.5mm5.8mm
Weight408g445g
Buy
SOFTWARELENOVO SMART PAPERBOOX NOTE AIR 2 +
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 11
Google Play Store
Kindle support
Handwriting search
Handwriting conversion
Insert shapes
Insert images
Split screen
Custom templates
No. templates40+45+
Brush typesBallpoint, Pencil, Mechanical pencil, Calligraphy, Fineliner, Pen, Marker, Paintbrush, HighlighterFountain Pen, Paintbrush, Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, Marker
Screen share
ADE support
File formatsPDF, EPUB, DOC, PPT, TXT, RTF, HTMLPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, CBZ, CBR, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, DJVU, CHM, ZIP
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMPPNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP
File formats (Audio)-WAV, MP3
Buy
BUYLENOVO SMART PAPERBOOX NOTE AIR 2 +
Where to buyLenovo
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
Boox Euro Shop
Boox Shop
Amazon BE
Amazon DE
Amazon FR
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTLENOVO SMART PAPERBOOX NOTE AIR 2 +

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

LENOVO SMART PAPER Review Card

ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR 2 PLUS Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Great hardware specs
  • Very versatile
  • Sophisticated native reading & note-taking apps
  • Pleasant writing feel
  • Handwriting search/conversion
  • Google Play Store
  • Frontlight
  • Audio (speakers and microphone)

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Steeper learning curve
  • Variable performance of Android apps

The Boox Note Air2+ has a solid hardware spec, with some awesome native apps and the option to extend functionality by installing apps from the Google Play Store.

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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