New InkBook Prime HD with 300 ppi and Adjustable Frontlight Color


InkBook Prime HD

InkBook has been busy updating their line of ebook readers lately. They just released the new entry-level InkBook Lumos, and there’s the 7.8-inch InkBook Explore coming out soon, not to mention the 10.3-inch InkBook Infinity.

Now they’ve just released an upgraded version of their best-selling model, the InkBook Prime. The new HD model adds a higher resolution 300 ppi E Ink screen and a frontlight with adjustable color temperature.

The overall design and specs appear to be the same as before, aside from the screen and frontlight upgrade.

It has a quad-core CPU with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of storage space, with a microSD card slot for expansion.

It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and a 2000 mAh battery, and it weighs 165 grams and measures 159 x 114 x 9 mm.

Like other InkBooks, it supports EPUB and PDF, including ebooks with Adobe DRM, and it also supports MOBI, TXT, FB2, HTML, RTF, and CHM formats.

I reviewed the InkBook Prime last year. The design is quite nice and with the quad-core processor it’s pretty fast and responsive, but the old Android 4.2.2 software is limited and the built-in reading app is very basic.

I just got the InkBook Lumos yesterday to review, and it’s interesting how InkBook’s adjustable frontlight color is completely different than Kobo’s ereaders and the Nook GlowLight 3 with the same feature. It doesn’t have the orange light at all; it goes from a bluish color to a light yellowish color. It’s much more subtle than those other devices.

They’re currently selling the InkBook Prime HD for €139 from the InkBook website. It’ll probably turn up for sale on Amazon soon with the other InkBooks.

InkBook Prime HD

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