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What is the difference between the Boox Tab X and Max Lumi 2?

Boox recently launched the Tab X, an A4-sized eNote that looks to be the natural successor to the Max Lumi 2.

But what exactly are the differences between the two tablets? This is the question that I will aim to answer in this article.

First, the similarities…

Both devices use a monochrome 13.3″ Mobius Carta (flexible plastic) screen with a resolution of 1650 x 2200 and 207DPI.

They have similarly impressive hardware specs: 1.8Ghz octa-core processors, 6Gb of RAM and 128Gb of storage. They both have front lights, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB-C, speakers and a microphone. And they both run the Android 11 OS and have full access to the Google Play Store.

Now on to the differences…

Although the hardware specs are very similar, the Tab X has an additional graphics processor (GPU), which works alongside Boox’s Super Refresh software to ensure smooth viewing when using apps that use a higher refresh rate – this can include tasks like web browsing and even watching videos.

To provide the additional power needed for this new technology, the Tab X is fitted with a 6300mAh battery, whilst the Max Lumi 2 has just 4300mAh.

The height and the width of both devices are exactly the same, however, the Tab X is 4.1mm thinner and 10g lighter.

The Tab X is fitted with a G-Sensor, which means the screen will autorotate between landscape and portrait when it is physically rotated.

The Tab X also ships with the Pen2 Pro Stylus, which has an eraser at the top end. The Max Lumi 2 ships with the Pen Plus, which doesn’t have an eraser.

Although both devices are installed with Android 11 and essentially have the same operating system capabilities, the Tab X utilises Boox’s new user interface, which is a lot more customizable and looks very similar to LCD Android tablets.

At the time of writing, the UK price for a brand new Max Lumi 2 was around £820, with the Tab X costing £880, a full £60 more. However, worldwide stocks of the Max Lumi 2 are very low as Boox seems to be phasing out the older model, so the device may be difficult to source. Stocks of the Tab X seem to be plentiful at the present time.

I’ve summarised the differences in the table below:

FeatureMax Lumi 2Tab X
GPU & Super Refresh TechNoYes
Battery4300mAh6300mAh
Thickness10.9mm6.8mm
Weight570g560g
G-SensorNoYes
Stylus eraserNoYes
User interfaceLimitedCustomizable
AvailabilityLowHigh
Price£820£880
Summary of the differences between the Boox Max Lumi 2 and the Boox Tab X E-ink tablets

Boox Tab X Vs Max Lumi 2

PRODUCTBOOX TAB XBOOX MAX LUMI 2
Specs & ratings infoONYX BOOX TAB XONYX BOOX MAX LUMI 2
My Rating
Price (approx)$880
$800
Limited availability
ManufacturerOnyx BooxOnyx Boox
Release year20232021
SCREENBOOX TAB XBOOX MAX LUMI 2
Screen typeMobius Carta 1250Mobius Carta 1250
Screen size13.3"13.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1650 x 22001650 x 2200
Screen density (B/W)207dpi207dpi
Colour
Screen resolution (Colour)n/an/a
Screen density (Colour)n/an/a
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
Buy
HARDWAREBOOX TAB XBOOX MAX LUMI 2
CPU1.8 Ghz octa-core1.8 Ghz octa-core
RAM6Gb6Gb
Storage128Gb128Gb
Battery6300mAh4300mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width228mm228mm
Height310mm310mm
Thickness6.8mm10.9mm
Weight560g570g
Buy
SOFTWAREBOOX TAB XBOOX MAX LUMI 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 typesFountain Pen, Paintbrush, Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, MarkerFountain Pen, Paintbrush, Ballpoint, Pencil, Marker
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, 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, MP3WAV, MP3
Buy
Where to buyBoox Euro Shop
Boox Shop
Reseller (CA)
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Amazon DE
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
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PRODUCTBOOX TAB XBOOX MAX LUMI 2

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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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