Guoyue T1 eBook & eNote Reader – English
The Guoyue T1 Smartbook e-book and electronic note reader features a 7 inch screen with 300 PPI. This device comes with a stylus for taking notes and editing PDF files. It also supports all major e-book formats. This device has an English option, so it is extremely relevant for an international audience. Why should you buy this? This is a budget writing tablet, you can install apps, charge from alternative markets and comes with a free case, stylus and spare nibs. It is a trusted brand in China, now expanding to the United States and Canada.
The Guoyue T1 features a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with 1680×1624 resolution with 300 PPI. The screen is completely flush with the bezel and protected by a durable glass layer. It has 29 white and amber LEDs. These are used to power the front display and the color temperature system. The lights are positioned along the bezel and cast light evenly across the screen. The body design is piano black, it surrounds the e-paper screen as well as the back.
Under the hood is a 1.8 GHz Quad-Core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. It has speakers on the side of the screen which is useful for listening to audiobooks, podcasts or music. If you don’t feel like using them, it also supports Bluetooth 5.1 for headphones or wireless headphones. You can charge the T1 with the USB-C port and also transfer data. The whole device is powered by a respectable 2300 mAh battery, which usually offers around 3 weeks of battery life.
Drawing and taking notes is why you want to buy this device. The included stylus has a pressure sensitivity of 4,096 degrees, which means the lighter or harder you press, the thicker/thinner the lines will be. Many pens for Wacom displays are batteryless, but not this one. The top of the pen is detachable, with a USB port, you can connect a USB cable to your MAC/PC and charge it. The cap is magnetic, so it is easy to remove. Stylus pen design is gray, it has power button to turn on or off, help to save battery. It also has a back, forward and eraser button on the sides. I think the stylus has a very interesting design and is free.
The T1 runs Google Android 8.1 as its primary operating system. During installation, a few languages are supported, such as Chinese and English. It supports sideloading Android apps. You can copy them manually, but you’ll probably want to download an alternative app market, such as the Amazon App Store, Getjar, etc.