There’s a new Android-powered ereader from China called the Meebook P78 Pro that’s now available to order on Amazon for $279 with free shipping.
It’s basically a rebranded Likebook P78, but it’s a newer version that comes with some upgrades (more RAM, 5GHz WiFi, a slightly faster processor) and a newer Android version, and they added support for a capacitive stylus pen (not included).
It has a 7.8-inch E Ink Carta screen with 300ppi and a frontlight with adjustable color temperature.
There’s 32GB of internal storage, plus it’s one of the few ereaders that has a microSD card slot for expansion. It has 3GB of RAM, a 1.8GHz quad-core CPU, and a 3200mAh battery. It also has Bluetooth, a USB-C port, an external speaker, and it weighs about 267 grams.
The device runs Android 11 and it’s open to install third-party Android apps. Apps can be hit or miss on E Ink screens, but most reading-based apps tend to work pretty well.
Some people really like the added versatility of these type of Android ereaders, and the Meebook P78 Pro is about $70 cheaper than the similar Onyx Nova Air so now at least there’s one more option to choose from.
Emmanuel McDonald says
How is the battery life? Also, can you set the lock screen to be the cover of an ebook you are reading in the Amazon Kindle and Moon Reader Pro apps?
I don’t have one so I don’t know. I was just pointing out the fact that it’s a new model that’s now available to purchase.
Good compared with a normal tablet, so long as the wifi is off my
Both covers? Of course not.
Jay Vansickle says
I’d like to see a comparison with a similar Onyx ereader. Those run kindle pretty well. That would be essential for me to switch to an Android device.
Are you planning on doing a video review of this device at some point?
No, sorry. There’s just not enough interest in these obscure models to spend the time and money to review them.
This is a really great e-reader if you want the flexibility of side-loading your personal e-library and still have access to B&N and Kindle as well as other e-reader apps. The new version is snappier and has better battery life. I owned the Likebook P78 prior to this one and this is definitely an improvement.