Bigger, and stronger! BOOX Max 2 Pro electronic paper book reader experience evaluation
When it comes to electronic paper books, it is familiar to readers. Now there are a large number of similar products on the market, and user needs have expanded from early eye protection and reading to handwriting, office and productivity. As a product launched by ONYX BOOX, Max 2 Pro is aimed at the large screen electronic paper book market. Its 13.3-inch electronic ink screen is worthy of the word “Max” in the electric paper market, but “big” is just its An external manifestation, what kind of experience will be brought to us , I’ll show you!
Pure white, Unique design
As an upgrade, the Max 2 Pro has not changed its appearance, continuing the simple design . There is no change to it’s bottom , which is the menu button, pagebackwards, pageforward and back button.
The back of the Max 2 Pro is a white back panel with a small amount of product information printed on the bottom. At the same time, there is a small speaker opening in the lower left corner. The middle frame is smoothly transitioned from the back to the frame and extends to the front glass panel, ending with a 45° beveled chamfer. This design is very close to the iPad, but the product’s back design transition is bigger and more sleek.
The bottom of the Max 2 Pro has a power button, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Micro-USB charging port, and a Micri HDMI interface that allows the reader to function as a display.
From Macroscopic perspective. In addition to the necessary pens, all buttons, openings, and prints concentrated on the bottom of the paper book. All is for concise, and the lower button is easier to press.
13.3 inch 2K large screen
The first impression of the Max 2 Pro is its 13.3-inch large screen, which is close to the size of a standard A4 paper. You can get a complete 1:1 reading experience by looking at the PDF, It is also more convenient to handy because of the big screen.
At the same time, the screen resolution of the Max 2 Pro has reached the 2K standard (2200×1650). The most obvious benefit is that the text becomes sharper. Even if it is magnified 10 times, the text edge transition is smooth and burr-free.
Max 2 Pro’s screen still has “Regal” refresh technology, which can effectively reduce the appearance of shadow, and even can never splash screen when refreshed , which is impossible for other similar electronic paper book readers.
The electronic ink screen is a display technology that is different from the common light-emitting screen. It is mainly composed of two substrates coated with electronic ink composed of numerous tiny transparent particles (pixels). The particles (pixels) are positively and negatively charged. The composition of black and white particles, by applying an electric field, with positive and negative black, white particles will move in two directions, so the black and white effect will appear on the display.
BOOX OS 2.0 , new interface
The system aspect is the advantage of BOOX. Earlier, CE magazine had done the BOOX Note +, reMarkable, Sony DPT-CP1 electronic paper books horizontal comparison evaluation.BOOX Note + is better than the other two because of it’s local custom system . Now BOOX’s customized system has been upgraded to version 2.0, and the user-friendly function is better than ever.
The bottom layer of the Max 2 Pro system is Android 6.0. The deeply customized BOOX OS 2.0 reader interface has been redesigned. The most intuitive is that the DOCK column at the bottom is changed to the sidebar now seen and interacts. The logic has been reorganized to reduce many operational steps, and most operations can be reached directly in two steps.
Max 2 Pro’s online bookstore directly integrates the “Jingdong Reading App”and shares all genuine e-book content resources with JD. And, because it is the underlying feature of Android, users can also download and install third-party reading apps to enrich the reading boundaries.
There is also a major update to BOOX OS 2.0, where users can finally freeze the Android app manually and completely consume power in the background.
In addition, the Max 2 Pro equipped with the latest BOOX OS 2.0 system incorporates some of the “AI” features. The note-taking application intelligently recognizes the user’s handwriting and converts it into a more readable computer text that supports recognition in up to 62 languages. It even supports the recognition of graphics.
Writing experience is close to the “paper”
In terms of writing, Max 2 Pro’s pen has a 4096-level pressure, and the use of a frosted screen glass cover directly mentions the writing experience to a fairly high level. This is common in the industry. The use of frosted glass can effectively improve the friction between the tip and the screen, and the “beep” friction sound will be heard during the writing process, which is very close to the friction voice between the pen and the ordinary paper.
Top configuration, the strongest in the industry
In terms of configuration, compared to the previous Max 2 Pro, it increase the running memory to 4GB, the internal storage capacity is increased to 64GB, and the other configuration is 13.3 inches screen, the resolution reaches 2K level (2200×1650), equipped with four The nuclear 1.6Ghz processor runs a BOOX OS 2.0 system based on Android 6.0 deep customization, equipped with a 4100mAh battery, which guarantees a long battery life and weighs 550g. The above information is enough to prove that it is the strongest in the field of electronic paper books.
The Max 2 Pro uses a large battery of 4100mAh, which make sure that its battery life will not be bad. According to the crazy experience of our editorial department(many times) these days, 76% of the battery power is left in the final. I think it’s battery life will longer in the daily life.
Summary: it’s really big
Max 2 Pro is so large that it allows you to work with documents on top of it, or read more on the same page and display larger text. In addition to the “big”, Max 2 Pro also has a “Pro” part, with the industry’s largest storage and storage. In terms of writing, fully enjoy the advantages from the big screen, writing is no longer limited, and the frosted glass screen also makes the writing experience to a new level.