PocketBook 627 Touch Lux 4 Available to Purchase on Amazon

PocketBook 627 Touch Lux 4

PocketBook released the Touch Lux 4 last fall, and while the specs aren’t particularly impressive, it’s worth noting that it is available to purchase on Amazon since most people will probably never come across it.

Pocketbook doesn’t have any distributors in the Unites States so their ereaders are hard to come by unless you import them. A few third-party merchants sometimes sell Pocketbooks on Amazon, as is the case with the Touch Lux 4.

Thanks to Amazon’s continued dominance in the dedicated ebook reader market, there aren’t very many brands of ebook readers to choose from.

But Pocketbook has been around for a long time, and for those that like having an ereader with a memory card slot and page buttons, the Touch Lux 4 is worth considering.

It has a mid-level E Ink Carta screen with 212 ppi, and mid-level specs the a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of storage space. Plus it has a microSD card slot for an additional 32GB of space.

It also has a frontlight, capacitive touchscreen, micro USB port, a 1500 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, and it only weighs 155 grams.

According to Pocketbook’s website, the PocketBook Touch Lux 4 supports 17 book formats, including ePub and PDF, and it comes with Abbyy Lingvo dictionaries preinstalled with 24 language combinations.

The price is a bit high considering the specs, but at least it’s another option for those that want something different than a typical Kindle or Kobo.

PocketBook 627 Touch Lux 4

8 Responses to “PocketBook 627 Touch Lux 4 Available to Purchase on Amazon”

  1. Its display is 6″ (for those who might wonder).

  2. I had an entry-level Pocketbook ereader and it was not bad at all. There were games on it as well. I’m not sure why people like physical page turn buttons, though. I discovered they were a retro drag. Capacitive touch screens are way better. Who wants a creaky button for anything?

  3. I currently read on a “Poketbook InkPad 3” and a “Kobo Aura ONE”.
    Both have the same dimensions, and although they have different characteristics, I consider them of equal quality. I find it hard to understand why PocketBook advertises so little in the Americas.

  4. Librosxlibre,

    I don’t mean to muck up Nathan’s blog, but I have a question. How do the screen’s of the Pocketbook InkPad 3 and the Kobo Aura One compare with respect to reflections from and external light source. One of my few complaints about my Aura One is the screen is produces too much reflection from external light. I find myself have to hold it in a less than optimal position to read due to reflections. So in your experience, does the Pocketbook do a better job of reducing reflections than the Aura One?

    • Comparing them right now, side by side on a cloudy day, with its backlight off, the Kobo would seem to have a little bit of better contrast, but in terms of reflections they are practically identical.
      I must point out that with the internal lighting on, the problem practically disappears.

  5. The biggest selling point of the Pocketbook Reader is missing in the above article: With a few simple steps you can install an alternative reading software with the CoolReader. This can be flexibly adapted to personal needs.

    However, I would prefer the Touch Hd3 or the Inkpad 3.