The Onyx Boox MAX 3 is a 13.3 inch digital note taking device and e-reader. It runs Android 9.0 and one of the most exciting aspects about this device is that it has Android 9 and a new feature called X-Mode, which basically dramatically ups the refresh rate so you can play games and watch videos. The MAX 3 is also compatible with Google Stadia, which lets you play modern games, with Google’s servers handling all the processing power and beaming them to you via the cloud.
Highlighted by Vice, a Danish student by the name of Sebastian Ørsted recently did an experiment with the Stadia platform. Using the Onyx Book Max 3, he was able to run Destiny 2 on Google Stadia without many issues. He estimates that lag was somewhere between 500 and 1000 milliseconds which is very impressive for an e-ink display.The MAX 3 also has USB OTG, so you can hook up a stadia gaming controller, without the need for drivers.
Google offers a Stadia Pro subscription for $10 per month, which you’ll need if you want to stream games in 4K resolution with 5.1 surround sound. A Stadia Pro subscription will also get you a complimentary game every now and then — the first one is Destiny 2 — as well discounts on all of the games in the Stadia library. A Stadia Base option is due out sometime in 2020, but as the Base option won’t have a monthly fee, you’ll have to buy games at full price. You obviously won’t get 4K, but if you hook up a pair of Bluetooth headphones, you will get great sound.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.