Reviews and Problems with Aluratek Libre eBook Reader PRO
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30 March 2010
Excerpt: (1 items) Priced at $170, the no-frills, lightweight Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro is a refreshing surprise. Dismissing the Libre Pro as just another e-reader in a sea of clones would be easy, but this device handles better than most—and it sports a bargain price, too. The e-reader universe is evolving at a breakneck pace, and one thing that remains yet to be determined is what defines an e-reader .
Excerpt: The Kindle and the Nook are not the only e-Readers out there. Aluratek has also released their own e-reader called the Libre. Libre is thin...
Pros: 100 books included, great size, easy to read display, compatible with many eBook formats, accessories, good battery life, expandable via SD slot.
Cons: Sluggish performance, retro design, you’re not left with a lot of built in storage, screen isn’t as sharp or real looking as e-Ink displays, no Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity, no direct connection to one of the major e-book stores.
Summary: The Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro is a nice eReader for users on a budget, but those with more to spend may miss the ease of direct book downloads. This will make a nice first eReader for people on a budget that have a computer for downloading new books when needed.
Pros: Cheap, Easy to use
Cons: No wireless connectivity, No direct book downloads
Conclusion: I like the size and price of the Aluratek Libre Pro eBook reader (you can find it for less than $150 at various online retailers) and I think it’s a good device for someone that doesn’t need higher end features like annotations, dictionary and wireless. I do think that the software is a bit glitchy and hope that a firmware update takes care of JPG and PDF freezing issues.
Pros: Comes with 100 books, Easy to use, Small, Good display
Cons: Reader sometimes freezes on JPG and PDF files, No word lookup (dictionary) feature