Editors Liked

  • Beautifully designed; very solid feeling; useful secondary touch screen
  • Sharp e-ink screen, vibrant color LCD, Displays Web pages on the e-ink display, Lightweight and portable, Plentiful selection of free books, Familiar Android operating system, Surprisingly loud speakers
  • E-book reader with Wi-Fi connectivity; separate capacitive color touch-screen pad offers navigation and a virtual keyboard for notes and annotations; 2GB of internal memory (capable of storing 1,500 electronic books) as well as an expansion microSD slo
  • Flexible, dual-screen design, Integrated touch-screen Android device provides Web browsing and video-viewing capability, Plenty of book downloading options
  • Snappier than most e-book readers; larger secondary screen than Nook; best Web experience to date on an E Ink device; Android OS delivers more functionality than competing devices
  • The color LCD screen allows for multimedia features such as music, WiFi and the ability to watch movies
  • Easy to use. Packed with browser, email and access to photos. Crisp screen easy on the eyes. Long battery life
  • Android in the roomy touchscreen
  • Very readable screen, Comfortable weight and balance
  • Sleek design, Intuitive interface, Screen sync between electronic paper display and LCD, Quick page turns, Handles music, photos, and videos

Editors Didn't Like

  • Lesselegant ebookbuying experience; browser lags; costs much more than its competitors
  • Currently no paid bookstore, Overpriced, No 3G available yet, Feels cheaper than the Nook, Hiss in audio, choppy YouTube playback, Unimpressive battery life with screen in use, 2.5mm headphone jack
  • Very expensive; no access to major e-book store; color LCD appears to have a significant impact on battery life; navigation is hampered by lack of a "home" button; non-standard 2.5mm headphone jack; no support for Word files; no easy way to add new And
  • Expensive, Sluggish CPU, Hissy audio output, Interface can seem obtuse for non-techies
  • Very expensive; no access to Android store for adding apps; simple tasks can be confusing for those new to Android
  • The Alex eReader does not provide 3G connectivity and the onscreen keyboard is difficult to type on
  • No integrated book store: WTF? No 3G. Inadequate graphics and processing power. Expensive
  • Expensive, no 3G
  • Speakers aren't very strong, Some glitches in preproduction test model
  • Borders eBook store not yet ready, No 3G connectivity in this version, Sluggish on-screen keyboard, App store coming later