Onyx Boox Note2 Android 9 tablet

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Nov 24 2019 12:22 PM

 I just ordered this eInk tablet from Amazon. Wondered if anyone had experience using it yet with logos and in general

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Matthew VandenHeuvel | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2019 4:07 PM

I got it!

I was always hesitant to get the previous E-Ink tablets as they ran such and old Android platform. But with the breakthrough with Android 9.0 (the latest version) and having an octacore processor and large memory, I jumped! I'm glad I did.

I love it. It very responsive and works great! I can tether it to my phone data then use it basically wherever. Now I can do sermon prep reading outside with Logos, along with any other Android Google Play app!

It wasn't cheap, but I consider it a great tool for my trade as a pastor.

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Paulo Andre Viana Fidalgo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 19 2019 2:13 PM

Hello brothers.

Please. Can give you more details of the experience with Onyx Boox Note2.


Open Logos Mobile? It works perfectly? What about reading pdfs, what is the experience like?


Sorry for bothering. I live in Brazil. I'm researching onyx, but still undecided, because we don't have it in Brazil and I need to pay customs fees, 60% more.

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 20 2019 6:34 AM

Paulo Andre Viana Fidalgo:
Open Logos Mobile? It works perfectly? What about reading pdfs, what is the experience like?

It does open fine and works. I can't say "perfectly" because it NEVER works "perfectly" on any Android tablet I've ever used.

PDF reading is a real strength of this device. You can put a PDF on the tablet and open it in the built-in reading app and mark it up with the stylus.

It is expensive and you'll have to decide if its worth the price. I like and and will use it for reading books in Logos. I won't use it for more advanced Bible study because I don't use it that much for advanced Bible study on my phone.

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Paulo Andre Viana Fidalgo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 7 2020 11:16 AM

Thank you, Kevin, For the return.

Grace and peace

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Paulo Andre Viana Fidalgo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 28 2020 4:49 PM

Hi, Kevin. How are you?

Wishes peace and well!


Please, can you use a split screen, read two files side by side (1 pdf + youtube video, for example)?

thanks

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 13 2020 5:46 AM

Sorry. Forgot to come back and respond. I don't use YouTube on the tablet. Video on these eink tablets is not a good experience. So I wouldn't recommend it and don't even have it installed. secondly, I'm not sure how to even do side-by-side. 

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Per Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2020 6:34 AM
Been looking into buying a Onyx Boox Nova 2 (7.8") - since i love reading on my Kindle Paperwhite and would like to do the same with Logos/Faithlife books.   But started do ponder about the if I should go for an 10.3" instead - budget says it then have to be a Likebook Mimas or maybe Alita (I think the Onyx Boox Note 2 is just to expensive for me).   Any thoughts about Logos on e-ink, 7.8" vs 10.3" and Likebook vs Onyx Boox.
Will mainly been used to read Kindle and Logos books - and maybe try it out with sermon notes when preaching.
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Matthew VandenHeuvel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2020 7:23 AM

I have the Note 2

I love it. I use it for Kindle and Logos, but I also like that it can have other apps on it like Word, my Onedrive, and especially my Todoist (to do app) so that when I get ideas I can write them down easily.

Because some things are color sensitive in some apps, I have adjusted a few ways I do things (exp. I do not highlight in yellow as it doesn't show up, but I use green highlighting or underlining...) There are also some display settings that need to be adjusted for some apps to adjust for color variants to show up. It's not all perfect, but it's been a great answer for me!

A reason I could think of wanting a bigger screen, is especially if you do use it for preaching (I'm more a a paper guy when it comes to sermon notes...) but it would allow you so see much more and you could navigate around your documents better with a bigger screen.

But you're right! It is fairly expensive! But I've found it to be a great investment. The processor speed is also really nice for an eink tablet!

The only catch is - color is coming out soon on e-ink tablets. But I think the price is going to be pretty high!

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Per Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2020 7:42 AM

Thank your reply!

Hadn't thought about yellow highlightning not showing :) 

Do you use it with a keyboard?

Does it feel big for reading books - or do you prefer the big screen for everything?

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Mark Nolette | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2020 5:17 PM

I have the Onyx Boox Nova 2.  I had the original Note, which I liked, but I found it too large to be my main book reader.  I had a 6 inch display ereader before.  I tried the Likebook Mars and the Nova 2.  Both are good devices, but I found the Nova 2 a little better at just about everything.  

For me, the 7.8 inch display is a good compromise.  It's large enough to handle the occasional pdf, while remaining a comfortable size for reading.  The Nova 2 handles Logos/Verbum quite well.  It has optimization features for third party apps that make Logos look like it was designed for eInk.  It performs well overall, and I like the ability to mix warm and cool light.  I've had several eInk devices, and the Nova 2 is my favorite thus far.  

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Per Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 20 2020 12:00 PM

Thanks for your input. I guess the Nova 2 will be a good compromise!
I've ruled out the Likebook - it seems that Onyx Boox just is better and think I would regret buying something else.

Found a used Note 2 (actually the only used Onyx Boox I've seen in Norway) - so if I get a really good price I might consider it cause I still tempted to try out the bigger brother ;)

So still not sure, think I will be happy anyway! :D

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 20 2020 12:39 PM

I have the Onyx Nova 2 and love it! I think you’ll very much enjoy the Note!

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Paulo Bechara | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 20 2020 6:54 PM

I wonder how Logos would look and feel on an Onyx Boox Max 3. Anyone?

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Per Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2020 1:24 PM

Got hold of a used Note2, was sent wih the post today so will probably get it early next week. Looking forward to try it out! 

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2020 2:29 PM

Matthew VandenHeuvel:
A reason I could think of wanting a bigger screen, is especially if you do use it for preaching (I'm more a a paper guy when it comes to sermon notes...) but it would allow you so see much more and you could navigate around your documents better with a bigger screen.

I don't use it for preaching because on occasion when I'm preaching I need to zoom back up to the top or down to the bottom of my 2-4 pages of notes to see something. The Note2 doesn't respond fast enough.

Great for handwriting. I actually use a paper Bible and the Note2 to take notes for devotional reading. I've also been using my phone (Logos app) and the note taking app for some study lately because I sold my iPad Pro.

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