Bigme inkNoteX Color: overpriced but interesting

Author: Nicolas ᚚ

Bigme inkNoteX Color

In the category of e-readers, which are also digital note-taking tools (or digital notepads), Bigme offers machines that push the technical boundaries ever further. But haven't they gone too far this time?

Bigme inkNoteX Color: presentation

Bigme is an Asian brand offering e-readers and digital notebooks that compete with the Kindle Scribe, the Kobo Elipsa 2E and the ReMarkable 2.

The Bigme inkNoteX Color features a large, 10.3-inch color screen using Kaleido 3 technology. It is sold with a stylus and offers most of the options and functions found in this style of e-reader/tablet.

Bigme also highlights the presence of a fast 2.4 Ghz octa-core processor and features to optimize the user experience when it comes to the color screen:

  • Bigme xRapid technology: minimizes ghosting, an unpleasant blurring effect that can occur during fast scrolling. A mode designed for sharper, more responsive display (better screen refresh).
  • Bigme xColor color management algorithm: improves image clarity, color richness, contrast, brightness and black depth. A mode designed for games, videos and photos.

In addition, the Bigme inkNoteX Color uses 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

All this is managed by the Android 13 system, allowing new applications to be added.

Bigme inkNoteX Color : technical specifications

Bigme inkNoteX Color

Here is a summary of the technical specifications of this machine:

  • Screen: 10.3 inch color, E Ink Kaleido 3
  • Resolution: Black & White: 300 PPI, Color: 150 PPI
  • Front lighting: 36 levels of warm and cool light
  • Blue light reduction
  • Processor: octa-core 2.4 GHz ARM
  • Random Access Memory (RAM): 6 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB (expandable up to 1 TB with external memory card)
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Operating system: Android 13 (third-party applications can be installed)
  • Stylus: 4096 pressure levels
  • Additional features: infrared pointer, voice remote control
  • Microphone and speakers
  • Front cameras: 5 MP, rear: 8 MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C port
  • Security: fingerprint sensor integrated into power button

Bigme inkNoteX Color: too high a price?

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This Bigme inkNoteX Color is priced at just under $800.

It's a very high price, but one that reflects the technical specifications fairly well. In addition to the usual tablet components, it's the large 10.3" Kaleido 3 screen that pushes up the price.

So the question arises: is it worth investing in a machine costing around $800, with a color screen that's not as good as a tablet costing half that?

For the record, you can find a good Android tablet from a major brand like Samsung for this price, and even an iPad Mini.

As far as ebook reading functions are concerned, this Bigme inkNoteX Color offers everything you need, including the addition of new reading applications.

But its size makes it a machine that's best suited to the home or office.

So, as far as I'm concerned, it's not a reading machine, but a touch-screen tablet with a color e-ink screen.

In my opinion, machines of this type, which have the advantage of an e-ink screen, shouldn't cost more than $100 than their equivalent with a conventional OLED or LCD screen.

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