BOOX Note Air3 C, a tablet with full-color electronic ink [Review]

The new Note Air3 C from BOOX is a color electronic ink tablet and all Android features. We analyze in depth this BOOX product and how it intends to stand up to the main manufacturers of tablets or electronic ink notebooks. Discover with us if this peculiar device is worth it, and above all, find out what its main features are.

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Package design and content

We were surprised that BOOX has decided to maintain a good unboxing experience, something that unfortunately most manufacturers are betting on leaving behind with the desire to spend a few cents per product. In this case we have received the Standard Bundle, That is, the basic starter kit for the Note Air3 C from BOOX, which in addition to the device with its stylus, includes 5 tips for pampering and a magnetic case.

BOOX Note Air3 C

We have another more complete package that comes with the Pen2 Pro, a smart pencil that we have not been able to test on this occasion.

The Note Air3 C is made of metal, it has dimensions of 226 x 193 x 5,8 millimeters for a total weight of 430 grams. It is not a particularly light product if we compare it with, for example, the weight of an iPad Air, which is 462 grams in total.

We have a card port on the side, a USB-C port on the other end, and a power button on the top.

The manufacturing feels of quality, it is a robust product, I would say very well built, and that has left us with fantastic feelings if we take into account that It is designed to accompany us on a daily basis and endure the inclemencies of high-intensity use.

Stylus and magnetic case

The pen corresponds to the BOOX Pen Plus, a magnetic device that easily adheres to the side of the Note Air3 C. It has a diameter of 9,5 millimeters, made of metal, with a 1,6 millimeter tip and a pressure sensor. It works extremely well and is designed to offer an experience that is as close to writing on paper as possible.

BOOX Note Air3 C

The magnetic case, For its part, it has a defect for me, and that is that it does not have a space that allows loading. It is made with a vegan leather that prevents the appearance of fingerprints, it has a multitude of different positions and, most importantly, it has an auto-locking system for the Note Air3 C.

A large electronic ink panel

The color e-ink display (Kaleido3) It has a resolution of 150PPI, while the monochrome offers 300PPI. We have one E-Ink Letter 1200 like many Kobo or Amazon Kindle products.

La backlight It is good and sufficient for interiors, as is its anti-reflective treatment for exteriors.

BOOX Note Air3 C

  • BOOX Super Refresh (BSR).
  • Warm and cold backlighting.

We have left out the "most important" thing, and that is The screen has a total surface area of ​​10,3 inches.

Hardware

As we said, It is a tablet with all the letters. It has hardware that runs Android 12 with ease and, among other things, we find the Google Play Store inside.

Mount a processor eight cores with a maximum power of 2,4GHz, accompanied by 4GB of RAM (LPDDR4X) and 64GB of storage that can be expanded (up to 128GB more) through a microSD card.

BOOX Note Air3 C

  • Fingerprint reader.
  • USB-C OTG with audio support.
  • 3.700mAh battery for all day and more.

At the connectivity level, in addition to its port USB-C is OTG, we have Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi connectivity on 2,4GHz and 5GHz networks.

If we accompany all this with the fact that it has two integrated speakers and two integrated microphones, we add the perfect recipe to become a product that, as a whole, is offering us a brutal experience, since it is extremely independent.

Endless possibilities

Let's now focus on everything that we have been doing with this Note Air3 C continuously, offering a result that, honestly, we found excellent.

A fantastic notepad

The integrated notes application is a real spectacle, I am going to summarize in a list everything we can do, to offer a lighter reading:

BOOX Note Air3 C

  • Art tools with complete pencils, shapes and configurations.
  • Link system.
  • Integration with your Artificial Intelligence.
  • Quick Search System.
  • If you hold down the pencil, the AI ​​is responsible for improving your drawings by making perfect tracings of the shapes.
  • Automatic underline and selection recognition
  • We can erase with all your smart tools

These are some of the features that have caught my attention the most, taking into account that we have more than 17 predefined notebook templates, which can be used both vertically and horizontally.

A great e-book reader

In addition to being compatible with countless book stores through its integration with Android 12, We have the facility to transfer our own books through its various data transfer systems, the most integrated being BOOXDrop, which can be downloaded completely free for iOS and Android. For my part, I've been using OneDrive and other cloud tools.

BOOX Note Air3 C

It is compatible with the main document formats: PDF, DJVU, CBR, CBZ, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC, DOCX, FB2, CHM, RTF, HTML, ZIP, PPT, PPTX and some more. Its compatibility with images with PNG, JPG, BMP and TIFF is also not far behind, while we will play MP3 audio without any problem.

A tablet with Android 12

We must not forget that We are looking at a tablet with Android 12, absolute compatibility with third-party applications that can make our lives easier not only for taking notes or drawing, but also for carrying out more complex productivity tasks.

Editor's opinion

I found this product fantastic, comparable without conditions to others that have been established in the market for years, this one being at an extremely competitive price. Without a doubt, the Note Air3 C is a product that we cannot but recommend. Actualidad Gadget.

Note Air3 C
  • Editor's rating
  • 4.5 star rating
€549
  • 80%

  • Note Air3 C
  • Review of:
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  • Last modification: May 18th 2024
  • Integrated
    Publisher: 95%
  • Screen
    Publisher: 95%
  • Performance
    Publisher: 90%
  • Connectivity
    Publisher: 95%
  • Autonomy
    Publisher: 99%
  • Portability (size / weight)
    Publisher: 85%
  • Price quality
    Publisher: 90%

Pros

  • Spectacular hardware
  • Screen quality
  • Software

Cons

  • Should include the Pro pen
  • The case does not allow charging

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