ONYX BOOX Monte Cristo 5

ONYX BOOX Monte Cristo 5 is a device of a premium level for reading electronic books and equipped with the E Ink Carta Plus screen of the latest generation of higher definition and contrast, the built-in MOON light 2 system and the SNOW Field function. Compared to the previous models, its screen has higher resolution and contrast. Pixel density of the screen is 300 dpi which is a record for this type of E Ink screens and corresponds to the high-quality paper printing. The model is made of top-quality materials and has a thin aluminum alloy casing and an ASAHI protective glass. In addition, the reader is equipped with a high-performance 4-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. A Wi-Fi module and a built-in browser allow the user to surf on the Internet. A built-in Bluetooth module allows you to connect different external devices to this E-Reader. Its built-in software allows you to open text files of almost any formats and to configure settings of the text for more comfortable reading. The Android operating system provides opportunities to install third-party apps for reading. *.

What is E Ink Carta Plus

E Ink Carta Plus is the latest generation of screens made on the "electronic paper" technology. Compared to previous models, this screen has higher definition and contrast. Pixel density of the screen is 300 dpi that is a record for this type of E Ink screens and corresponds to high-quality paper printing. Reading on such screens is as comfortable as from the page of a good paper book.

What is SNOW Field

SNOW Field is an operating mode of the screen, allowing to reduce the number of artifacts on the screen within partial refresh. If this function is on, full refresh of the screen is not needed.

Screen frontlight system

Screen frontlight system

The MOON Light 2 technology enables one to use the device in the dark or under poor lighting conditions. When this function is in use, soft luminescence of the screen comfortable for reading in dark rooms is being generated. It also has a color temperature control and, thanks to the use of Flicker-Free technology, the front-light system is perfectly smooth.

What is MOON Light 2?

The latest researches have shown that blue light prevents the production of melatonin (daily rhythms regulator), which is necessary for a person to sleep. Therefore, after reading on a glowing screen of an ordinary tablet or smartphone, it is often difficult to fall asleep. MOON Light 2 allows you to adjust the brightness of cold and warm LED lights independently, choosing at will white light for reading during the daytime, and more yellow for reading before sleeping. The Flicker-Free technology completely eliminates shimmering of the LEDs used in this screen frontlight system. This is due to the use of a DC power supply.The Flicker-Free technology significantly reduces discomfort for sight and eye fatigue and decreases the chances of headache, caused by long use of the eReader.

Capacitive Multi-touch screen

E Ink Carta Plus display has a lighter base and higher contrast than other screens of this class. It allows one to read in bright sunlight and has a high rate of screen refresh. Absence of a shimmering light and the principle of image formation with E Ink method makes reading comfortable for eyes. Capacitive sensor, supporting a Multi-touch function, provides an easy control with fingers.

Capacitive Multi-touch screen
Additional screen protection

Additional screen protection

Protective glass from the famous Japanese manufacturer ASAHI is located atop the E Ink screen and protects it from scratches and other damage. This new glass allows to avoid additional frames, so the screen is flush with the body of the device. This makes the e-book more comfortable and it looks more modern. In addition a special coating reduces the glare of the screen.

High performance

A quad-core processor with 1,2 GHz clock rate and 1 GB of RAM ensures comfortable work with difficult documents. And 8 GB of nonvolatile memory and a microSD-slot supporting memory cards up to 32 GB allows the user to store a whole library.

High performance
Format support

Format support

The BOOX software allows the user to open files of various text and graphic formats. When reading you can change font style and size, disposition of pages, insert bookmarks, add your own fonts and zoom documents at will.

Built-in dictionaries

There are pre-installed English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries in the Monte Cristo 5. To translate an unknown word just choose it in the text.

Built-in dictionaries

Smart cover

The device comes with a smart cover which not only provides effective protection of the screen, but when closed turns automatically the device to sleep mode.

Smart cover
New library

New library

The library sorts ebooks by author, title and series. Convenient search and filters allow you to find quickly any needed book by genre, language, date of publication etc. In addition, standard folders, created on PCs, are supported.

Handy recording of ebooks into the memory

In addition to the standard way of copying ebooks with the help of a USB cable, you can transfer them via Bluetooth or a Wi-Fi channel when connected to the Internet. Also a new cloud PUSH service "Send2boox" is available.

Bluetooth module

Thanks to a built-in Bluetooth module of 4.1 standard you can connect an external keyboard or wireless earphones for listening audio books.

Bluetooth module

Possibility of reprogramming

Possibility of reprogramming

Monte Cristo 5 allows the user to write personal software using the potentials of the Android 4.4 platform.

Long-lasting work

Low power consumption of the E-Ink display and battery capacity of 3000 mAh provides long-lasting autonomous work.

Long-lasting work
Language support

Language support

The BOOX allows the user to read documents in different world languages. Amongst them there are such languages as Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Swedish, Chinese, Japanese and many others.


* The applications, requiring the Google Service Framework (such as Google Books), will not work.

ONYX BOOX Monte Cristo 5
ONYX BOOX Monte Cristo 5
ONYX BOOX Monte Cristo 5
ONYX BOOX Monte Cristo 5
ONYX BOOX Monte Cristo 5
ONYX BOOX Monte Cristo 5
ONYX BOOX Monte Cristo 5

ONYX BOOX Monte Cristo 5 is a device of a premium level for reading electronic books and equipped with the E Ink Carta Plus screen of the latest generation of higher definition and contrast, the built-in MOON light 2 system and the SNOW Field function. Compared to the previous models, its screen has higher resolution and contrast. Pixel density of the screen is 300 dpi which is a record for this type of E Ink screens and corresponds to the high-quality paper printing. The model is made of top-quality materials and has a thin aluminum alloy casing and an ASAHI protective glass. In addition, the reader is equipped with a high-performance 4-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. A Wi-Fi module and a built-in browser allow the user to surf on the Internet. A built-in Bluetooth module allows you to connect different external devices to this E-Reader. Its built-in software allows you to open text files of almost any formats and to configure settings of the text for more comfortable reading. The Android operating system provides opportunities to install third-party apps for reading.*.

Display6", E Ink Carta Plus, 16 shades of grey, contrast ratio 14:1, 1072 × 1448 pixels, pixel density 300 ppi
Touch screen Capacitive Multi-touch screen with the SNOW Field function
LightingMOON Light 2
Protective glassASAHI
Processor Quad-core, 1,2 GHz
RAM1 GB
Internal memory8 GB
Expansion slotFor microSD/microSDHC cards
Wired interfacemicroUSB
Supported file formatsTXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, FB2.zip, FB3, MOBI, CHM, PDB, DOC, DOCX, PRC, EPUB, CBR, CBZ, PDF, DjVu, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WAV, MP3
Wireless interfaceWi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth4.1
BatteryLi-on 3000 mAh
Operating systemAndroid 4.4
Shell materialАлюминиево-магниевый сплав
Size158,9 × 114 × 8 mm
ColorBlack
Weight205 gr
Complete setONYX BOOX Monte Cristo 5 E-Reader
User's manual
Case-cover
USB cable
Warranty card
Warranty period1 year

Note: Since a part of the Flash memory size is system software, the portion available to the user is less than the total size of the memory chip.

The device is designed primarily for reading electronic books, but has some additional features which are defined by the installed software. For example, the current firmware has functions such as calendar, dictionary, access to the Internet, and others.
The device is freely reprogrammable on request of the user who can install, delete and create programs.
The device is equipped with a battery providing long autonomous usage.

* The applications, requiring the Google Service Framework (such as Google Books), will not work.

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