InkPad Lite: PocketBook presents a new large eReader presented at a low price
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Amazon may have taken a large slice of the eReader market, but PocketBook is still a recognisable name among eReader fans. Now, the latter has announced the InkPad Lite, which has a 9.7-inch display. Unfortunately, PocketBook has chosen a rather low-resolution panel, though. While the Ink Carta HD panel in the InkPad Lite operates at 1,200 x 825 pixels, the InkPad X utilises a 1,872 x 1,404 display. Even Amazon's entry-level Kindle eReader offers a more pixel-dense display than the InkPad Lite.
Nonetheless, the InkPad Lite's 24 LEDs allow the eReader to be used in the dark without an external light source. PocketBook has also integrated a blue light filter and a brightness sensor to adjust the display's backlight automatically. Additionally, the eReader can adjust its colour temperature to suit your needs.
While the display does not support touch input, there are two buttons for cycling between pages. Moreover, PocketBook states that the eReader should last several weeks on its 2,200 mAh, which it has complemented with a dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. The company has also included support for 23 file formats, such as CBR, CBZ, EPUB and PDF, along with the ability to borrow e-books from public libraries.
PocketBook is expected to start selling the InkPad Lite from late September or early October in the US at Amazon and Newegg. The company has not disclosed how much the eReader costs, but it is charging RUB 19,999 (~US$273) for the device in Russia.