BOOX Tab Mini C

Just noticed there is a new BOOX color e-ink device.

Here are the specs:
Screen: 7.8" Kaleido 3 (4,096 colors) with AG glass flat cover-lens
Resolution: B/W: 1404 x 1872 (300 ppi) Color: 702 x 936 (150 ppi)
Touch: BOOX stylus touch (4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity) + capacitive touch
CPU: Qualcomm Advanced Octa-core
ROM: 64GB (UFS2.1)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (2.4GHz + 5GHz) + BT 5.0
Front Light with CTM (Warm and Cold)
OS: Android 11
Battery: 5,000mAh Li-ion Polymer
Dimensions: 194 x 136.5 x 8.3 mm (7.6" x 5.4" x 0.33")
Weight: Approx. 310g (10.9oz) (Magnetic Version)

Is anyone interested in this one?

I’ve been considering it, but still no microSD slot makes it no bueno for me.

I’m waiting for the MobiScribe Wave Colour with Kaliedo 3.

Oh really, I though they finally brought back the microSD slots!? But that was probably their latest10 inch models then (Ultra and Ultra C, I think? hard to keep up with them).

I’m quite curious about their recent models, also about the smaller form factor. However, my Ony Boox Note 2 is still going strong and I suspect I don’t need colour that much on a note taking device (at least not >500€ much). Also, having finally found a decent app to annotate pdfs on my Galaxy Fold 4, the need for (or appeal of) a 7.8 inch reader had decreased somewhat for me - the best note taking device is the one you have with you, isn’t that what they say? :wink:
So if anything I might possibly consider one of their 10 inchers, but even that I probably can’t really justify at the moment. Also, I might have larger career decisions/changes ahead next year, so I don’t really know if I’ll still need this kind of note taking equipment in a year’s time.

Yeah, the card readers are only on the bigger ones. I honestly don’t know what they were thinking.

“We saved $0.005 per unit - yahoo!”


Is the only difference between the previous one the faster refresh from the dedicated GPU? For only $50 more it’s probably worth it, but overall feels like a pretty minor upgrade.

I have been tempted by something like this in the past. It is cheaper than an iPad Mini, but even though it’s cheaper, I’ve always felt the missing features more than made up the cost difference. IDK, maybe it’s actually more what I need than another iPad, which is honestly overkill for what I want, which is a digital sketchbook with some note taking (in the form of typing, not handwriting) device. I might even add a third use and use it as an eReader sometimes too.

It also has a Kaleido 3 display.

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It’s the ereader function that makes owning my Nova 3 Color worthwhile. Since I have it, I have also come to lean on it for note-taking. The pen is great. Still, these devices have not come far enough to be front line devices like the Pro X or my phone.

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Facebook marketplace strikes again. I got a mini C. I’d been thinking about downsizing for a while and it showed up, so I grabbed it. I’m giving it a week to see if I’ll keep the mini or pass it down to my middle kid as a comic reader (my oldest already got the Nova C passed down).

I do like that I can hold it in one hand. It’s more paperback sized. I’ve been reading off my fold so much but I’d rather read off eInk. I often pass on reading on the tab ultra because it’s too big to hold in one hand, or it’s too much for a small bag or to want to pull out in certain situations.

The screen is more saturated and text is more clear. It may be because the smaller screen is more dense, but the color is definitely brighter with the same saturation settings.

But! That means that the planner that looks good on the 10"screen is cramped on the smaller one. I can write that small, but do I want to?

So, I’ll give it a week to see how I feel.

It’s a nice addition for this season though as I’m trying to set my phone down and do more reading and less doom scrolling. I can still do email and text and even podcasts if I want, but eink really slows down the social media consumption, gaming, and youtube videos. I can more casually pick up the mini, without getting sucked into the void.


I didn’t even make it a week. It’s too small for my PDF planner and is inexplicably not compatible with Sweepy, which is how we manage housework. It runs on the tab ultra just fine.

I took my apps off and left Hoopla, Amazon Kids+, and a few other educational things, and my middle kid loves it.