Aluratek Libre ebook Reader Pro

  • Aluratek Libre ebook Reader Pro
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Based on 7 scores, 15 reviews available
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Pros:

  • Inexpensive, Color LCD, Email, calendar and browser built in, Works with Kobo bookstore.
  • Cheap, Easy to use
  • Superior display contrast; page-jump functions; supports downloads from Borders, Google Books, other sources

Cons:

  • Cloudy, dim, unresponsive screen, Slow, No Android Market access, Short battery life for an ebook reader, Wi-Fi-only.
  • Sluggish performance, retro design, you’re not left with a lot of built in storage, screen isn’t as sharp or real looking as eInk displays, no WiFi or 3G connectivity, no direct connection to one of the major ebook stores.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Mag on 30

The Aluratek Ebook Reader tries smartly to compete with the Nook Color, but fails to be compelling as a simple tablet or as an ebook reader....

By E-Gear on -

If you are someone who has been reluctant to try an e-reader, you may want to give the Aluratek Libre eBook Reader PRO a go. The Libre is a basic, affordable alternative to some of the bigger names out there, but provides an overall favorable reading...

By Chip Chick on -

Libre is a basic e-Reader, but it does the job of being a basic e-Reader well. It lacks extras like Wi-Fi, 3G, a QWERTY keyboard, an e-ink display, apps and games. But, when it comes down to it, the extras aren’t necessarily why you buy an...

By I4U on 80

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...

By Computer Shopper on 73

If you don't mind charging it every day, this gray-scale, LCD-based e-reader is a good low-cost option that can read e-books from more than one bookstore....

By The Best Case Scenario on 100

Oneslowz28 )Books. Some like them and some don’t. I am somewhere in the middle. I am not a big fiction reader. Most of the time if you find a book in my hands, it is there for the purpose of injecting knowledge into my brain. Even then I rarely...

By Gear Diary on -

The Aluratek Libre Review Posted on 16 November 2010 by Carly Z Talk ebook readers, and everyone thinks Kindle or NOOK. But there’s a whole subset of hardware out there for people who aren’t interested in connected readers, and just want a...

By techcrunch.com on -

Short VersionThe hardware is a little old but the fact you can by a fairly capable ebook reader for under $150 is an interesting thing, especially in this overpriced world of iPads, Nooks, and Kindles. A great device for those who want to experience...

By Macworld on 70

Although the Libre Pro lacks the Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity of some fancier e-readers, it keeps things basic and to the point. This little e-reader is a pleasure to use, and it can be a reasonable alternative to more costly, connected e-readers....

By PC Advisor on 70

Although the Aluratek Libre Pro lacks the Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity of some fancier e-readers, it keeps things basic and to the point. This little e-reader is a pleasure to use, and it can be a reasonable alternative to more costly, connected...

By PCWorld on 70

Budget e-reader delivers clear text and basic functionality in a light, well-presented package....

By The Lobe and Mail on -

It’s no secret that Amazon’s Kindle has become the iPod of digital readers. But, at $259 for the base model (the larger-screened DX will run you $489), it’s a pricey piece of hardware. Is there room for a cheaper device to swoop in and...

By The Gadgeteer on -

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...

By Geek.com on -

Like Sal noted in a previous post, manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon with their version of an e-reader. Honestly, you can’t blame them, companies are simply trying to ride on the coat tails of Kindle’s success. Unfortunately, when...

By Gizmodo on -

Relatively cheap, compared to the major ereader brands, but it's probably the worst ebook reader we've tested. Instead of going for an e-ink screen like the Kindle or the Nook, Aluratek went with a monochrome LCD screen. This is fine, in theory,...