Rating of the best e-books
Unlike smartphones and tablets, e-books are adapted exclusively for reading-they work faster, there is a mode that makes it easier to read and create notes, special matrices are used, so that the eyes do not get so tired from long reading.
The rating takes into account the technical characteristics, price, average rating of Yandex. Market users and the number of buyers of a particular model. The price of the "reader" can vary from 5 thousand to 30 thousand rubles, depending on the functionality and brand. Selection criteria
Display. The e-book screen has the following basic parameters: size, resolution, and the type of e-paper used. The size of the display affects the readability. For example, it may be convenient to look at books with illustrations on a large screen, but it is already inconvenient to hold such a device in your hand for a long time.
The resolution and type of e-paper affect the quality of the text on the screen and how quickly your eyes will get tired. There are the following types of E-link e-ink :
Carta. They are characterized by a high level of contrast, low power consumption, but at the same time they strongly glare under direct light. Often found in budget models, they can strain the eyes when reading for a long time.
Pearl. It is found in budget models. Supports a maximum resolution of 800×600.
Pearl HD. Same as the previous type, but support higher resolution. The most comfortable for the eyes.
Often, the specifications simply indicate E-Ink Pearl, so pay attention to the resolution in pixels. The higher it is, the better the picture and the more pleasant it is to read the text.
Memory. First of all, this is the amount of internal memory – the larger it is, the more books you can load. In some books, you can expand it with memory cards.
Autonomy – the amount of time that the reader can work on a single battery charge.
Performance. In e-books, there is also RAM and a processor, but these are not such important characteristics. They mainly affect the smoothness of the animation, the speed of opening books and embedded applications.
Dimensions. The size and weight of the reader depends on how convenient it is to use it while holding it in your hand.
Features that distinguish a particular device from others.
Pros and cons.
DIGMA e63S-budget reader for everyday use
The most budget-friendly model in our review. According to Yandex. Market, the price for it varies between 4-5 thousand rubles. It has all the necessary characteristics for comfortable reading of books without bright illustrations.
Display with E-Ink Pearl ink and 800×600 resolution and 167 ppi pixel density. This is a fairly compact size for the display – it is convenient to hold it in your hand, but working with small text is not so convenient anymore. The display is not touch-sensitive, so you have to control it using the buttons. 16 grayscale variations are supported. There is no color mode.
Memory. There is a built-in memory for 4 gigabytes. According to the manufacturer, this should be enough for 5,000 books. If you do not have enough built-in space, you can expand it by using microSD memory cards up to 32 GB. Autonomy. The reader is equipped with a 1500 mAh battery. This should be enough for 14 hours of reading on a single charge.
Performance. Equipped with a 600 MHz Rockchip RK2818 processor. It is enough for smooth switching between interface elements and book pages.
Dimensions. Case dimensions 116×163×8 mm, weight 160 g.
Features. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module is missing. New books can only be downloaded via USB or memory cards. The control is done only through the buttons.. PocketBook 614 Plus-an inexpensive reader from a well-known brand
A relatively inexpensive e-book for 6-7 thousand rubles according to Yandex.Market. It features a large number of supported formats and battery life.
Display. The display resolution is 800×600 and the pixel density is 167 ppi. Electronic ink of the E-Ink Pearl type is used. Thanks to its small size, the book is convenient to carry and hold in your hand. The screen occupies most of the front part, so it is convenient to read small text and view illustrations on it. Control is performed using the buttons. The screen is black and white with support for 16 grayscale variations.
Memory. There are 8 gigabytes of internal memory, which is enough for several thousand books. microSD memory cards are supported. New books can only be downloaded via USB or memory cards. Autonomy. The battery capacity is 1300 mAh. The manufacturer promises up to one month of battery life.
Performance. The clock frequency of the built-in processor is 1000 MHz. The size of the RAM is 256 MB. This is enough for smooth animation of page flipping, as well as for working with built-in applications.
Dimensions. Case dimensions 115×174×8 mm, weight 170 g.
Features. There is an extended format support, there are built-in applications, including a pre-installed dictionary and the famous game "Snake". PocketBook 627-e-book with HD screen
It differs from the previous model by the presence of additional functional features, an improved screen and a strict design. On average, on the Market for this model, they ask from 9 to 11 thousand rubles.
Display. Touch-screen display with a resolution of 1024×758 and a pixel density of 212 ppi. E-Ink Pearl HD ink is used, which is completely safe for vision. There is an anti-glare coating and illumination, so that the book is convenient to use at different light levels. The screen is black and white with support for 16 grayscale.
Memory. By default, 8 gigabytes are built in, but the presented volume can be expanded by microSD cards. What is available by default should be enough for several thousand books, including those with different illustrations, but some of the memory is occupied by the operating system and built-in applications by default.
Autonomy. The battery capacity is 1500 mAh. According to the manufacturer, this should be enough to read 8000 pages or about a month of work. Performance. The processor frequency is 1000 MHz, and the RAM size is 512 MB. Quite good indicators for an e-book. This is enough for smooth animation of page flipping, as well as for working with built-in applications.
Dimensions. Case dimensions 108×161×8 mm, weight 155 g.
Features. There is a built-in Wi-Fi module, so that books can be downloaded over the Internet directly on the device, using any site that offers the ability to download books. You can transfer data from your Dropbox drive. In addition to the touch screen, there are physical control buttons.ONYX BOOX Livingstone-Multifunctional reader
This e-book in its functionality is more like a tablet with a full-fledged operating system, convenient touch control. It belongs to the mid-budget segment – the price on Yandex.Market varies between 13-14 thousand rubles.
Display. The display with improved resolution and increased pixel density – 1448×1072 and 300 dpi, respectively. Touch control with multi-touch technology. Auto-rotate screen is supported. There is a backlight. E-Ink Carta Plus ink is used.
Memory. Built-in 8 GB. If necessary, you can expand it with microSD and microSDHC memory cards. Approximately 1-2 GB of internal memory will be occupied by the Android operating system and built-in applications. The remaining 6 GB is available to the user.
Autonomy. The battery capacity is 3000 mAh. Enough for several weeks of work without recharging. Performance. The processor clock frequency is 1200 MHz. The size of the RAM is 1 GB. This is enough for the normal operation of the Android operating system and built-in applications.
Dimensions. Case dimensions 112.5×156×8.8 mm, weight 165 g.
Features. It runs on the Android OS, adapted for e-books. There is a built-in Play Market where you can buy new books and install additional apps. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are supported. It comes complete with a case that has control buttons. ONYX BOOX Poke 2 Color-Premium reader with color display
The most expensive e-book in the review. The price for it is on average about 20 thousand rubles on Yandex. Market. However, it is suitable for reading any literature – even those with complex illustrations and diagrams.
The display is color with a resolution of 1448×1072 and a pixel density of 300 dpi. Touch, with multi-touch support. Equipped with auto-rotate functions and multiple backlight modes, so you can read at any light level.
Built-in memory of 32 GB. This amount will last for a long time, despite the fact that a couple of GB by default is occupied by the operating system and built-in applications. There is no support for memory cards, so you will not be able to expand the amount of memory.
Autonomy. The reader is powered by a 1500 mAh battery. Since Android, the color screen and built-in apps require more power, the autonomy of this model is worse — no more than 14 hours of continuous reading. Performance. The CPU frequency is 2000 MHz, the amount of RAM is 2 GB. It is enough not only to read ordinary books, but also comics.
Dimensions. Case dimensions 107×153x7 mm, weight 150 g.
Features. There are modules of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. It runs on the Android operating system, so you can download apps and books from the built-in store. If our review was useful for you, then share it with your friends and like it. Perhaps this way you can help someone choose an e-book.