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Onyx BOOX Tab X debuts as a new e-ink tablet with a dedicated "Smooth Refresh" GPU

The BOOX Tab X. (Source: BOOX)
The BOOX Tab X. (Source: BOOX)
BOOX touts its latest 13.3-inch Android e-reader as one with the GPU power to confer the "Super Refresh Technology" necessary to make different tasks such as scrolling or note-taking as "smooth" as it can. The Tab X also benefits from a "clearer" screen and a "larger" battery, despite also being slimmer than its last-gen counterpart of the same size and starting price.

The new Tab X and pre-existing Max Lumi2 are both 13.3-inch (or "A4-sized") tablets with Carta 1250 e-ink displays capable of running Android 11 from the Onyx BOOX range; however, their maker touts the latest model as a considerable upgrade thanks to its increased 6,300mAh battery capacity in a chassis that has shrunk in height by 1.1mm. 

It also packs a GPU (that, while described as "exclusive", is also found in its recent predecessor the Tab Ultra) rated to support 4 different "Super Refresh" modes.

The Tab X is thus rated to switch between them depending on the task at hand (for example, reading or drawing powered by a 4,096-level response to its compatible BOOX Pen2 Pro), in a way that might come closest to adaptive refresh for an e-reader.

The tablet's 2200x1650 display is also driven by an (unnamed) octa-core Qualcomm CPU, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It also has dual-band Wi-Fi, dual speakers, an integrated mic and USB type-C - no 3.5mm jack, though.

The BOOX Tab X is available either via a first-party store or select channels including Amazon, going for US$879.99 at present with a Pen2 Pro in the box.

The Tab X' rear panel and stylus. (Source: BOOX)
The Tab X' rear panel and stylus. (Source: BOOX)



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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-01-22 (Update: 2023-01-22)