Onyx Boox Lomonosov e-book review

Onyx Boox does not always please the reviewer with a clear indication of who this or that e-book is presented for. But in the case of Lomonosov, this is clearly defined - for those who "need not only reading fiction, but also comfortable and fast work with large-format documents." It is from this point of view that we will consider the book. Reading from an E-Ink screen can be worse, in general, under any conditions, but working with large-format documents is already more difficult. Therefore, they need a specialized device, the characteristics of which will not necessarily seem adequate to the mass consumer.

Packages

  • E-book
  • Flip case
  • USB to USB-C cable
  • Instruction (separately in Russian, separately in English)
  • Warranty card
  • Barcode

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In a neat white box, almost identical to all modern Onyx Boox book readers, there is the most minimal set necessary to use an e-book. Of the "excesses" - only a cover-book. The company does not provide a power supply for the charger, so you will have to charge the book from some kind of power supply that you probably already have.

Design, dimensions, controls

Onyx Boox Lomonosov has two skins. The first is an e-book in a case, and the second is the same, but without a case. And the difference between them is like between a gentleman in a suit and a gentleman in a tracksuit. In any case, you are a gentleman, but there is a nuance. A dark gray cover made of canvas-like synthetic material that feels like rubberized rough fabric. In the front, in the lower right corner, there is a neat embossing, which unmistakably refers to the portrait of M.V. Lomonosov.

There is a line along the perimeter, and this is not an imitation, but the two parts of the front cover are actually connected by a line. The back panel is devoid of any noteworthy details, the bottom end is virtually absent, since it was necessary to give maximum space for two speakers, a microphone and a USB-C connector. On the top, the cutout, on the contrary, is minimal, exclusively for the size of the power button. As they say, everything is expensive and tasteful. The Kon-Tiki 2 has a very similar case, but Lomonosov is perceived as a much more expensive and organic option. Perhaps it's just the size. If Kon-Tiki is more like a notebook or pocket edition, then Lomonosov is a book that is larger than the typical format.

Remove the cover and get completely different impressions. The front panel of the book itself is covered with protective glass, which covers not only the screen, but also a rather large area under it, where the multifunction button is located. By default, this is the back button, but it can also return to the main page, scroll forward or backward, and long press it toggles the screen backlight on and off. The button itself is plastic, with a perceptibly protruding edging around the perimeter.

Apart from the back button, the only physical control is the power button. It is located on the upper end on the right, if you look at the screen. It appears to be made of anodized aluminum alloy. It has an LED indicator. If the book is on, it glows blue. When the battery is low or charging, the indicator will be red.

Basic control of the e-book is carried out using the touch screen. If we talk about the settings of the book reader itself, then one cannot but note some randomness of their distribution. I could not find any logic, so fitting the device for yourself will take you some time and simply require acceptance. For example, you can set up gestures in the “Settings> Additional settings” section, and the settings for the “Back” button got into the “Settings> Applications” menu. There is also the inclusion of USB debugging mode, although all other system settings are in the "Device Information".

Fortunately, few people will engage in such personalization more than once, so I will not call the complexity of the menu a big drawback. Because all the basic book reader settings (with the exception of the settings for reading programs, which will be discussed in the corresponding section) are always available and very convenient. Some of them fell into the classic Android top curtain, and the rest are hidden in the on-screen shortcut button.

In the curtain you will find several lines:

  • Three main function buttons of Android OS plus a screen refresh button;
  • panel with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, screen position adjustment (no automatic), screen casting to external source, screen mode selection, contrast settings, sensor adjustment, two-page mode and panel adjustment (only "Content Manager" can be added) ;
  • brightness and backlight spectrum adjustment panel;
  • audio volume control panel.

Directly from the functional window of the screen, you get access to the screen brightness settings, operating mode (onyx standard four options for combining speed and quality are available), and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings (if they were enabled earlier). The standard display also includes the clock and battery level.

The quick menu is an on-screen button (you can move it to where you want it, or hide it or turn it off completely) and has nine customizable buttons. For each of them there is a list of possibilities for three screens, so here you can roam, choosing those items that you need the fastest access to TOYOTA RAV4 2017 for you.

The ends and the back panel are made in the form of a single element, which is made of plastic. According to the official website, the color of the e-book reader is black, but this particular part is the color of coffee with milk. At the same time, the ends are smooth, and the back panel is textured with rather deep vertical stripes that give the appearance of some kind of technical material. The plastic looks and feels very nice. In my opinion, this solution is much better than the "premium" anodized alloys. Firstly, if you use a book without a cover, then it will not slip out of your hands, no matter how sweaty they may be. Secondly, over time, anodizing and paint from metal tend to scratch and peel off. The rate of degradation of the appearance in this case depends only on your accuracy and intensity of use. Textured plastic retains the appearance of a new almost until the end of the life of the device. And large cutouts solve the problem of clogging with dirt: it is unlikely to linger in them, and if something gets dirty, then you can simply wipe it with a napkin without any problems.

The bottom end is the part of the hull loaded with elements. The slots for two speakers are located along the edges, and the USB-C connector and the microphone hole are slightly offset from the center. Perhaps this is the only part in the appearance of the device, to which there is a question: why did they do it so simply and without frills for 32 thousand rubles. But the model is not premium, but functional. So large holes are a guarantee that they do not get clogged with dirt. The off-center USB connector will take some getting used to. Its place was determined by the platform, not by the designers.

The mass of the device is 420 grams. It is well balanced, there is no overweight in any part. But still, this is already almost half a kilo, so the Lomonosov book reader cannot be called light. It is well assembled, does not creak, does not play, but after a long work with it, the weight begins to be felt after a while.

Screen

< /tr>< tr>
Screen Diagonal10.01 inches
Display Resolution< /strong>1600×1200 points
PPI value200
Matrix TypeE Ink Carta
Protective CoatingASAHI glass
Oleophobic coatingYes
Automatic brightness controlNo
Multitouch supportPresent, fixed set of gestures
Auto screen orientationNone

Let's talk about the most important thing in any device for reading anything - the screen. The first thing that attracts attention is an unusual diagonal. 10 and one hundredth of an inch. Obviously, this hundredth was needed in order to get a resolution of exactly 1600 by 1200 pixels. And this resolution does not look cool. The Kon-Tiki 2, which has the same hardware platform, has a 7.8-inch screen resolution of 1872 by 1404 pixels. And here it is 10 inches, but the resolution is noticeably lower, especially if you look at PPI. 200 dpi vs 300 dpi. you won't get the printing quality of the picture, this is a regular E Ink Carta, not a Plus version.

I will assume that the choice in favor of a simpler screen was made for reasons of economy. In an environment where everything around is becoming more expensive, and buyers' ideas about a fair price continue to be formed from their income level, equipment manufacturers are forced to choose - either go to other price categories, or cut down on product capabilities. For something as functional as a 10-inch e-book reader, which is unlikely to be bought for the sake of a hobby, the price tag will always be decisive. But not at the expense of features. So let's see what we lost and what we kept from choosing a simpler, but more budgetary screen.

In fact, the screens of E Ink Carta Plus and E Ink Carta differ only in resolution. Onyx Boox Lomonosov has a MOON Light 2 backlight, the Snow Field noise reduction system has also not gone away. Asahi protective glass and an oleophobic coating are also in place. Only 200 ppi remains against 300 ppi. And large margins around the screen.

Let's start with the last ones. By definition, a 10-inch book reader will not be pocket-sized. There is no point in chasing every extra millimeter of length and height; in any case, it will fit into a tablet bag, not to mention something more spacious like a backpack. And here we remember that we have a touch screen, and the introduction of technologies for processing random touches at the edges, even at the level of phone manufacturers, is not without slippage. This means that large fields are even to some extent an increase in convenience, but not a minus.

Now about resolution. As it was said, Onyx Boox Lomonosov is not a device for reading fiction, i.e. Basically, it's not about entertainment. In order to understand the diagram, drawing or view the graph, printing quality is not necessary. The smoothness of the picture does not affect the accuracy of its reading. If you want to disassemble small details, then the possibility of zooming will be more relevant. It is implemented by Lomonosov due to multi-touch, so it is quite convenient in terms of handling. Moreover, a lower resolution in the case of a weak processor and an E Ink screen can even be a plus - rendering will be faster.

In general, if you want to drive, and not checkers, then the Onyx Boox Lomonosov screen is a very good solution, albeit not the best, but a very good one. Of course, I would like a book reader with Snapdragon not the 600th, but at least the 800th series, and a 4K screen, and preferably with a price tag that was about eight years ago. But it will be non-science fiction. In the real world, you have to put up with some shortcomings.

Onyx Boox Lomonosov e-book review

Onyx Boox does not always please the reviewer with a clear indication of who this or that e-book is presented for. But in the case of Lomonosov, this is clearly defined - for those who "need not only reading fiction, but also comfortable and fast work with large-format documents." It is from this point of view that we will consider the book. Reading from an E-Ink screen can be worse, in general, under any conditions, but working with large-format documents is already more difficult. Therefore, they need a specialized device, the characteristics of which will not necessarily seem adequate to the mass consumer.

Packages

  • E-book
  • Flip case
  • USB to USB-C cable
  • Instruction (separately in Russian, separately in English)
  • Warranty card
  • Barcode

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In a neat white box, almost identical to all modern Onyx Boox book readers, there is the most minimal set necessary to use an e-book. Of the "excesses" - only a cover-book. The company does not provide a power supply for the charger, so you will have to charge the book from some kind of power supply that you probably already have.

Design, dimensions, controls

Onyx Boox Lomonosov has two skins. The first is an e-book in a case, and the second is the same, but without a case. And the difference between them is like between a gentleman in a suit and a gentleman in a tracksuit. In any case, you are a gentleman, but there is a nuance. A dark gray cover made of canvas-like synthetic material that feels like rubberized rough fabric. In the front, in the lower right corner, there is a neat embossing, which unmistakably refers to the portrait of M.V. Lomonosov.

There is a line along the perimeter, and this is not an imitation, but the two parts of the front cover are actually connected by a line. The back panel is devoid of any noteworthy details, the bottom end is virtually absent, since it was necessary to give maximum space for two speakers, a microphone and a USB-C connector. On the top, the cutout, on the contrary, is minimal, exclusively for the size of the power button. As they say, everything is expensive and tasteful. The Kon-Tiki 2 has a very similar case, but Lomonosov is perceived as a much more expensive and organic option. Perhaps it's just the size. If Kon-Tiki is more like a notebook or pocket edition, then Lomonosov is a book that is larger than the typical format.

Remove the cover and get completely different impressions. The front panel of the book itself is covered with protective glass, which covers not only the screen, but also a rather large area under it, where the multifunction button is located. By default, this is the back button, but it can also return to the main page, scroll forward or backward, and long press it toggles the screen backlight on and off. The button itself is plastic, with a perceptibly protruding edging around the perimeter.

Apart from the back button, the only physical control is the power button. It is located on the upper end on the right, if you look at the screen. It appears to be made of anodized aluminum alloy. It has an LED indicator. If the book is on, it glows blue. When the battery is low or charging, the indicator will be red.

Basic control of the e-book is carried out using the touch screen. If we talk about the settings of the book reader itself, then one cannot but note some randomness of their distribution. I could not find any logic, so fitting the device for yourself will take you some time and simply require acceptance. For example, you can set up gestures in the “Settings> Additional settings” section, and the settings for the “Back” button got into the “Settings> Applications” menu. There is also the inclusion of USB debugging mode, although all other system settings are in the "Device Information".

Fortunately, few people will engage in such personalization more than once, so I will not call the complexity of the menu a big drawback. Because all the basic book reader settings (with the exception of the settings for reading programs, which will be discussed in the corresponding section) are always available and very convenient. Some of them fell into the classic Android top curtain, and the rest are hidden in the on-screen shortcut button.

In the curtain you will find several lines:

  • Three main function buttons of Android OS plus a screen refresh button;
  • panel with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, screen position adjustment (no automatic), screen casting to external source, screen mode selection, contrast settings, sensor adjustment, two-page mode and panel adjustment (only "Content Manager" can be added) ;
  • brightness and backlight spectrum adjustment panel;
  • audio volume control panel.

Directly from the functional window of the screen, you get access to the screen brightness settings, operating mode (onyx standard four options for combining speed and quality are available), and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings (if they were enabled earlier). The standard display also includes the clock and battery level.

The quick menu is an on-screen button (you can move it to where you want it, or hide it or turn it off completely) and has nine customizable buttons. For each of them there is a list of possibilities for three screens, so here you can roam, choosing those items that you need the fastest access to TOYOTA RAV4 2017 for you.

The ends and the back panel are made in the form of a single element, which is made of plastic. According to the official website, the color of the e-book reader is black, but this particular part is the color of coffee with milk. At the same time, the ends are smooth, and the back panel is textured with rather deep vertical stripes that give the appearance of some kind of technical material. The plastic looks and feels very nice. In my opinion, this solution is much better than the "premium" anodized alloys. Firstly, if you use a book without a cover, then it will not slip out of your hands, no matter how sweaty they may be. Secondly, over time, anodizing and paint from metal tend to scratch and peel off. The rate of degradation of the appearance in this case depends only on your accuracy and intensity of use. Textured plastic retains the appearance of a new almost until the end of the life of the device. And large cutouts solve the problem of clogging with dirt: it is unlikely to linger in them, and if something gets dirty, then you can simply wipe it with a napkin without any problems.

The bottom end is the part of the hull loaded with elements. The slots for two speakers are located along the edges, and the USB-C connector and the microphone hole are slightly offset from the center. Perhaps this is the only part in the appearance of the device, to which there is a question: why did they do it so simply and without frills for 32 thousand rubles. But the model is not premium, but functional. So large holes are a guarantee that they do not get clogged with dirt. The off-center USB connector will take some getting used to. Its place was determined by the platform, not by the designers.

The mass of the device is 420 grams. It is well balanced, there is no overweight in any part. But still, this is already almost half a kilo, so the Lomonosov book reader cannot be called light. It is well assembled, does not creak, does not play, but after a long work with it, the weight begins to be felt after a while.

Screen

< /tr>< tr>
Screen Diagonal10.01 inches
Display Resolution< /strong>1600×1200 points
PPI value200
Matrix TypeE Ink Carta
Protective CoatingASAHI glass
Oleophobic coatingYes
Auto BrightnessNo
Multi-touch supportPresent, fixed set of gestures
Auto screen orientationNone

Let's talk about the most important thing in any device for reading anything - the screen. The first thing that attracts attention is an unusual diagonal. 10 and one hundredth of an inch. Obviously, this hundredth was needed in order to get a resolution of exactly 1600 by 1200 pixels. And this resolution does not look cool. The Kon-Tiki 2, which has the same hardware platform, has a 7.8-inch screen resolution of 1872 by 1404 pixels. And here it is 10 inches, but the resolution is noticeably lower, especially if you look at PPI. 200 dpi vs 300 dpi. you won't get the printing quality of the picture, this is a regular E Ink Carta, not a Plus version.

I will assume that the choice in favor of a simpler screen was made for reasons of economy. In an environment where everything around is becoming more expensive, and buyers' ideas about a fair price continue to be formed from their income level, equipment manufacturers are forced to choose - either go to other price categories, or cut down on product capabilities. For something as functional as a 10-inch e-book reader, which is unlikely to be bought for the sake of a hobby, the price tag will always be decisive. But not at the expense of features. So let's see what we lost and what we kept from choosing a simpler, but more budgetary screen.

In fact, the screens of E Ink Carta Plus and E Ink Carta differ only in resolution. Onyx Boox Lomonosov has a MOON Light 2 backlight, the Snow Field noise reduction system has also not gone away. Asahi protective glass and an oleophobic coating are also in place. Only 200 ppi remains against 300 ppi. And large margins around the screen.

Let's start with the last ones. By definition, a 10-inch book reader will not be pocket-sized. There is no point in chasing every extra millimeter of length and height; in any case, it will fit into a tablet bag, not to mention something more spacious like a backpack. And here we remember that we have a touch screen, and the introduction of technologies for processing random touches at the edges, even at the level of phone manufacturers, is not without slippage. This means that large fields are even to some extent an increase in convenience, but not a minus.

Now about resolution. As it was said, Onyx Boox Lomonosov is not a device for reading fiction, i.e. Basically, it's not about entertainment. In order to understand the diagram, drawing or view the graph, printing quality is not necessary. The smoothness of the picture does not affect the accuracy of its reading. If you want to disassemble small details, then the possibility of zooming will be more relevant. It is implemented by Lomonosov due to multi-touch, so it is quite convenient in terms of handling. Moreover, a lower resolution in the case of a weak processor and an E Ink screen can even be a plus - rendering will be faster.

In general, if you want to drive, and not checkers, then the Onyx Boox Lomonosov screen is a very good solution, albeit not the best, but a very good one. Of course, I would like a book reader with Snapdragon not the 600th, but at least the 800th series, and a 4K screen, and preferably with a price tag that was about eight years ago. But it will be non-science fiction. In the real world, you have to put up with some shortcomings.

Onyx Boox Lomonosov e-book review

Onyx Boox does not always please the reviewer with a clear indication of who this or that e-book is presented for. But in the case of Lomonosov, this is clearly defined - for those who "need not only reading fiction, but also comfortable and fast work with large-format documents." It is from this point of view that we will consider the book. Reading from an E-Ink screen can be worse, in general, under any conditions, but working with large-format documents is already more difficult. Therefore, they need a specialized device, the characteristics of which will not necessarily seem adequate to the mass consumer.

Packages

  • E-book
  • Flip case
  • USB to USB-C cable
  • Instruction (separately in Russian, separately in English)
  • Warranty card
  • Barcode

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In a neat white box, almost identical to all modern Onyx Boox book readers, there is the most minimal set necessary to use an e-book. Of the "excesses" - only a cover-book. The company does not provide a power supply for the charger, so you will have to charge the book from some kind of power supply that you probably already have.

Design, dimensions, controls

Onyx Boox Lomonosov has two skins. The first is an e-book in a case, and the second is the same, but without a case. And the difference between them is like between a gentleman in a suit and a gentleman in a tracksuit. In any case, you are a gentleman, but there is a nuance. A dark gray cover made of canvas-like synthetic material that feels like rubberized rough fabric. In the front, in the lower right corner, there is a neat embossing, which unmistakably refers to the portrait of M.V. Lomonosov.

There is a line along the perimeter, and this is not an imitation, but the two parts of the front cover are actually connected by a line. The back panel is devoid of any noteworthy details, the bottom end is virtually absent, since it was necessary to give maximum space for two speakers, a microphone and a USB-C connector. On the top, the cutout, on the contrary, is minimal, exclusively for the size of the power button. As they say, everything is expensive and tasteful. The Kon-Tiki 2 has a very similar case, but Lomonosov is perceived as a much more expensive and organic option. Perhaps it's just the size. If Kon-Tiki is more like a notebook or pocket edition, then Lomonosov is a book that is larger than a typical format.

Remove the cover and get completely different impressions. The front panel of the book itself is covered with protective glass, which covers not only the screen, but also a rather large area under it, where the multifunction button is located. By default, this is the back button, but it can also return to the main page, scroll forward or backward, and long press it toggles the screen backlight on and off. The button itself is plastic, with a perceptibly protruding edging around the perimeter.

Apart from the back button, the only physical control is the power button. It is located on the upper end on the right, if you look at the screen. It appears to be made of anodized aluminum alloy. It has an LED indicator. If the book is on, it glows blue. When the battery is low or charging, the indicator will be red.

Basic control of the e-book is carried out using the touch screen. If we talk about the settings of the book reader itself, then one cannot but note some randomness of their distribution. I could not find any logic, so fitting the device for yourself will take you some time and simply require acceptance. For example, you can set up gestures in the “Settings> Additional settings” section, and the settings for the “Back” button got into the “Settings> Applications” menu. There is also the inclusion of USB debugging mode, although all other system settings are in the "Device Information".

Fortunately, few people will engage in such personalization more than once, so I will not call the complexity of the menu a big drawback. Because all the basic book reader settings (with the exception of the settings for reading programs, which will be discussed in the corresponding section) are always available and very convenient. Some of them fell into the classic Android top curtain, and the rest are hidden in the on-screen shortcut button.

In the curtain you will find several lines:

  • Three main function buttons of Android OS plus a screen refresh button;
  • panel with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, screen position adjustment (no automatic), screen casting to external source, screen mode selection, contrast settings, sensor adjustment, two-page mode and panel adjustment (only "Content Manager" can be added) ;
  • brightness and backlight spectrum adjustment panel;
  • audio volume control panel.

Directly from the functional window of the screen, you get access to the screen brightness settings, operating mode (onyx standard four options for combining speed and quality are available), and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings (if they were enabled earlier). The standard display also includes the clock and battery level.

The quick menu is an on-screen button (you can move it to where you want it, or hide it or turn it off completely) and has nine customizable buttons. For each of them there is a list of possibilities for three screens, so here you can roam, choosing those items that you need the fastest access to TOYOTA RAV4 2017 for you.

The ends and the back panel are made in the form of a single element, which is made of plastic. According to the official website, the color of the e-book reader is black, but this particular part is the color of coffee with milk. At the same time, the ends are smooth, and the back panel is textured with rather deep vertical stripes that give the appearance of some kind of technical material. The plastic looks and feels very nice. In my opinion, this solution is much better than the "premium" anodized alloys. Firstly, if you use a book without a cover, then it will not slip out of your hands, no matter how sweaty they may be. Secondly, over time, anodizing and paint from metal tend to scratch and peel off. The rate of degradation of the appearance in this case depends only on your accuracy and intensity of use. Textured plastic retains the appearance of a new almost until the end of the life of the device. And large cutouts solve the problem of clogging with dirt: it is unlikely to linger in them, and if something gets dirty, then you can simply wipe it with a napkin without any problems.

The bottom end is the part of the hull loaded with elements. The slots for two speakers are located along the edges, and the USB-C connector and the microphone hole are slightly offset from the center. Perhaps this is the only part in the appearance of the device, to which there is a question: why did they do it so simply and without frills for 32 thousand rubles. But the model is not premium, but functional. So large holes are a guarantee that they do not get clogged with dirt. The off-center USB connector will take some getting used to. Its place was determined by the platform, not by the designers.

The mass of the device is 420 grams. It is well balanced, there is no overweight in any part. But still, this is already almost half a kilo, so the Lomonosov book reader cannot be called light. It is well assembled, does not creak, does not play, but after a long work with it, the weight begins to be felt after a while.

Screen

< /tr>< tr>
Screen Diagonal10.01 inches
Display Resolution< /strong>1600×1200 points
PPI value200
Matrix TypeE Ink Carta
Protective CoatingASAHI glass
Oleophobic coatingYes
Auto BrightnessNo
Multi-touch supportPresent, fixed set of gestures
Auto screen orientationNone

Let's talk about the most important thing in any device for reading anything - the screen. The first thing that attracts attention is an unusual diagonal. 10 and one hundredth of an inch. Obviously, this hundredth was needed in order to get a resolution of exactly 1600 by 1200 pixels. And this resolution does not look cool. The Kon-Tiki 2, which has the same hardware platform, has a 7.8-inch screen resolution of 1872 by 1404 pixels. And here it is 10 inches, but the resolution is noticeably lower, especially if you look at PPI. 200 dpi vs 300 dpi. you won't get the printing quality of the picture, this is the usual E Ink Carta, not the Plus version.

I will assume that the choice in favor of a simpler screen was made for reasons of economy. In an environment where everything around is becoming more expensive, and buyers' ideas about a fair price continue to be formed from their income level, equipment manufacturers are forced to choose - either go to other price categories, or cut down on product capabilities. For something as functional as a 10-inch e-book reader, which is unlikely to be bought for the sake of a hobby, the price tag will always be decisive. But not at the expense of performance. So let's see what we lost and what we kept from choosing a simpler, but more budgetary screen.

In fact, the screens of E Ink Carta Plus and E Ink Carta differ only in resolution. Onyx Boox Lomonosov has a MOON Light 2 backlight, the Snow Field noise reduction system has also not gone away. Asahi protective glass and an oleophobic coating are also in place. Only 200 ppi remains against 300 ppi. And large margins around the screen.

Let's start with the last ones. By definition, a 10-inch book reader will not be pocket-sized. There is no point in chasing every extra millimeter of length and height; in any case, it will fit into a tablet bag, not to mention something more spacious like a backpack. And here we remember that we have a touch screen, and the introduction of technologies for processing random touches at the edges, even at the level of phone manufacturers, is not without slippage. This means that large fields are even to some extent an increase in convenience, but not a minus.

Now about resolution. As it was said, Onyx Boox Lomonosov is not a device for reading fiction, i.e. Basically, it's not about entertainment. In order to understand the diagram, drawing or view the graph, printing quality is not necessary. The smoothness of the picture does not affect the accuracy of its reading. If you want to disassemble small details, then the possibility of zooming will be more relevant. It is implemented by Lomonosov due to multi-touch, so it is quite convenient in terms of handling. Moreover, a lower resolution in the case of a weak processor and an E Ink screen can even be a plus - rendering will be faster.

In general, if you want to drive, and not checkers, then the Onyx Boox Lomonosov screen is a very good solution, albeit not the best, but a very good one. Of course, I would like a book reader with Snapdragon not the 600th, but at least the 800th series, and a 4K screen, and preferably with a price tag that was about eight years ago. But it will be non-science fiction. In the real world, you have to put up with some shortcomings.

Onyx Boox Lomonosov e-book review

Onyx Boox does not always please the reviewer with a clear indication of who this or that e-book is presented for. But in the case of Lomonosov, this is clearly defined - for those who "need not only reading fiction, but also comfortable and fast work with large-format documents." It is from this point of view that we will consider the book. Reading from an E-Ink screen can be worse, in general, under any conditions, but working with large-format documents is already more difficult. Therefore, they need a specialized device, the characteristics of which will not necessarily seem adequate to the mass consumer.

Packages

  • E-book
  • Flip case
  • USB to USB-C cable
  • Instruction (separately in Russian, separately in English)
  • Warranty card
  • Barcode

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In a neat white box, almost identical to all modern Onyx Boox book readers, there is the most minimal set necessary to use an e-book. Of the "excesses" - only a cover-book. The company does not provide a power supply for the charger, so you will have to charge the book from some kind of power supply that you probably already have.

Design, dimensions, controls

Onyx Boox Lomonosov has two skins. The first is an e-book in a case, and the second is the same, but without a case. And the difference between them is like between a gentleman in a suit and a gentleman in a tracksuit. In any case, you are a gentleman, but there is a nuance. A dark gray cover made of canvas-like synthetic material that feels like rubberized rough fabric. In the front, in the lower right corner, there is a neat embossing, which unmistakably refers to the portrait of M.V. Lomonosov.

There is a line along the perimeter, and this is not an imitation, but the two parts of the front cover are actually connected by a line. The back panel is devoid of any noteworthy details, the bottom end is virtually absent, since it was necessary to give maximum space for two speakers, a microphone and a USB-C connector. On the top, the cutout, on the contrary, is minimal, exclusively for the size of the power button. As they say, everything is expensive and tasteful. The Kon-Tiki 2 has a very similar case, but Lomonosov is perceived as a much more expensive and organic option. Perhaps it's just the size. If Kon-Tiki is more like a notebook or pocket edition, then Lomonosov is a book that is larger than a typical format.

Remove the cover and get completely different impressions. The front panel of the book itself is covered with protective glass, which covers not only the screen, but also a rather large area under it, where the multifunction button is located. By default, this is the back button, but it can also return to the main page, scroll forward or backward, and long press it toggles the screen backlight on and off. The button itself is plastic, with a perceptibly protruding edging around the perimeter.

Apart from the back button, the only physical control is the power button. It is located on the upper end on the right, if you look at the screen. It appears to be made of anodized aluminum alloy. It has an LED indicator. If the book is on, it glows blue. When the battery is low or charging, the indicator will be red.

Basic control of the e-book is carried out using the touch screen. If we talk about the settings of the book reader itself, then one cannot but note some randomness of their distribution. I could not find any logic, so fitting the device for yourself will take you some time and simply require acceptance. For example, you can set up gestures in the “Settings> Additional settings” section, and the settings for the “Back” button got into the “Settings> Applications” menu. There is also the inclusion of USB debugging mode, although all other system settings are in the "Device Information".

Fortunately, few people will engage in such personalization more than once, so I will not call the complexity of the menu a big drawback. Because all the basic book reader settings (with the exception of the settings for reading programs, which will be discussed in the corresponding section) are always available and very convenient. Some of them fell into the classic Android top curtain, and the rest are hidden in the on-screen shortcut button.

In the curtain you will find several lines:

  • Three main function buttons of Android OS plus a screen refresh button;
  • panel with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, screen position adjustment (no automatic), screen casting to external source, screen mode selection, contrast settings, sensor adjustment, two-page mode and panel adjustment (only "Content Manager" can be added) ;
  • brightness and backlight spectrum adjustment panel;
  • audio volume control panel.

Directly from the functional window of the screen, you get access to the screen brightness settings, operating mode (onyx standard four options for combining speed and quality are available), and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings (if they were enabled earlier). The standard display also includes the clock and battery level.

The quick menu is an on-screen button (you can move it to where you want it, or hide it or turn it off completely) and has nine customizable buttons. For each of them there is a list of possibilities for three screens, so here you can roam, choosing those items that you need the fastest access to for TOYOTA RAV4 2017.

The quick menu in the form of an on-screen button (you can move it to the place you need or even hide it or turn it off completely) has nine customizable buttons. For each of them there is a list of possibilities for three screens, so here you can roam, choosing those items that you need the fastest access to TOYOTA RAV4 2017 TOYOTA RAV4 2017 to you.

The ends and the back panel are made in the form of a single element, which is made of plastic. According to the official website, the color of the e-book reader is black, but this particular part is the color of coffee with milk. At the same time, the ends are smooth, and the back panel is textured with rather deep vertical stripes that give the appearance of some kind of technical material. The plastic looks and feels very nice. In my opinion, this solution is much better than the "premium" anodized alloys. Firstly, if you use a book without a cover, then it will not slip out of your hands, no matter how sweaty they may be. Secondly, over time, anodizing and paint from metal tend to scratch and peel off. The rate of degradation of the appearance in this case depends only on your accuracy and intensity of use. Textured plastic retains the appearance of a new almost until the end of the life of the device. And large cutouts solve the problem of clogging with dirt: it is unlikely to linger in them, and if something gets dirty, then you can simply wipe it with a napkin without any problems.

The bottom end is the part of the hull loaded with elements. The slots for two speakers are located along the edges, and the USB-C connector and the microphone hole are slightly offset from the center. Perhaps this is the only part in the appearance of the device, to which there is a question: why did they do it so simply and without frills for 32 thousand rubles. But the model is not premium, but functional. So large holes are a guarantee that they do not get clogged with dirt. The off-center USB connector will take some getting used to. Its place was determined by the platform, not by the designers.

The mass of the device is 420 grams. It is well balanced, there is no overweight in any part. But still, this is already almost half a kilo, so the Lomonosov book reader cannot be called light. It is well assembled, does not creak, does not play, but after a long work with it, the weight begins to be felt after a while.

Screen

Screen diagonal10.01 inchesDisplay resolution1600×1200 pixelsPPI value200Matrix typeE Ink CartaProtective coatingASAHI glassOleophobic coatingYesAutomatic brightness controlNoMulti-touch supportPresent, fixed set of gesturesAutomatic screen orientationNo

Let's talk about the most important thing in any device for reading anything - the screen. The first thing that attracts attention is an unusual diagonal. 10 and one hundredth of an inch. Obviously, this hundredth was needed in order to get a resolution of exactly 1600 by 1200 pixels. And this resolution does not look cool. The Kon-Tiki 2, which has the same hardware platform, has a 7.8-inch screen resolution of 1872 by 1404 pixels. And here it is 10 inches, but the resolution is noticeably lower, especially if you look at PPI. 200 dpi vs 300 dpi. you won't get the printing quality of the picture, this is a regular E Ink Carta, not a Plus version.

I will assume that the choice in favor of a simpler screen was made for reasons of economy. In an environment where everything around is becoming more expensive, and buyers' ideas about a fair price continue to be formed from their income level, equipment manufacturers are forced to choose - either go to other price categories, or cut down on product capabilities. For something as functional as a 10-inch e-book reader, which is unlikely to be bought for the sake of a hobby, the price tag will always be decisive. But not at the expense of features. So let's see what we lost and what we kept from choosing a simpler, but more budgetary screen.

In fact, the screens of E Ink Carta Plus and E Ink Carta differ only in resolution. Onyx Boox Lomonosov has a MOON Light 2 backlight, the Snow Field noise reduction system has also not gone away. Asahi protective glass and an oleophobic coating are also in place. Only 200 ppi remains against 300 ppi. And large margins around the screen.

Let's start with the last ones. By definition, a 10-inch book reader will not be pocket-sized. There is no point in chasing every extra millimeter of length and height; in any case, it will fit into a tablet bag, not to mention something more spacious like a backpack. And here we remember that we have a touch screen, and the introduction of technologies for processing random touches at the edges, even at the level of phone manufacturers, is not without slippage. This means that large fields are even to some extent an increase in convenience, but not a minus.

Now about resolution. As it was said, Onyx Boox Lomonosov is not a device for reading fiction, i.e. Basically, it's not about entertainment. In order to understand the diagram, drawing or view the graph, printing quality is not necessary. The smoothness of the picture does not affect the accuracy of its reading. If you want to disassemble small details, then the possibility of zooming will be more relevant. It is implemented by Lomonosov due to multi-touch, so it is quite convenient in terms of handling. Moreover, a lower resolution in the case of a weak processor and an E Ink screen can even be a plus - rendering will be faster.

In general, if you want to drive, and not checkers, then the Onyx Boox Lomonosov screen is a very good solution, albeit not the best, but a very good one. Of course, I would like a book reader with Snapdragon not the 600th, but at least the 800th series, and a 4K screen, and preferably with a price tag that was about eight years ago. But it will be non-science fiction. In the real world, you have to put up with some shortcomings.