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How good is Aluratek Libre ebook Reader Pro

by sankvis / June 7, 2011 2:09 PM PDT

I am a senior citizen. I do not travel much. I have a PC which I keep on updating with the latest hardware. I also have a new Dell Laptop.

I have lot of ebooks on my computer. PDF, Epub and Mobi format without DRM.

I find it a strain to read ebooks on the PC and the laptop.

I am looking for a good ebook reader.

The requirements are:

1. It should read all formats of ebooks.

2. I am not keen on WiFi or 3G. I do not browse the web even from my cell phone.

I read that Aluratek Libre ebook Reader Pro is a good ebook reader. I had a look at Libre AEB01FS Digital Text reader also.

How good are these. Any major problems? Any other ebook reader which is good for my purpose?

Though money is not a factor I would not like to waste money on any gadget which I do not need. I do not even use the faclities on my cell phone like GPS, wen browsing etc. etc. for which I have paid good money.

Thank you.

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So the Kobo?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2011 3:32 AM PDT

If so, why not? Or that new Barnes and Nobel black and white unit.

Since no content of yours is DRM'd you can re-encode content before it goes to the readers.
Bob

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Aluratek Libre
by BLASTanna / June 14, 2011 7:18 AM PDT

Aluratek actually offers a variety of eBook readers. The two newest items in the Libre eBook Reader product line (the Libre Air and Libre Touch) both offer Wi-Fi, but if you're looking for an eReader without that feature, the Libre Pro is a great basic and affordable option. You might also consider looking at the Libre Color. (You can find all of these products on their websites http://Aluratek.com/products)

As for formats of books --- the Libre Pro supports PDF (Adobe Digital Edition DRM/non-DRM), TXT, FB2, EPUB (Adobe Digital Edition DRM/non-DRM), MOBI (non-DRM only), PRC (non-DRM only)and RTF electronic book format. This will most likely cover all of your format needs Happy

The Libre Pro is actually on sale for $89.99 on their website right now. I personally would like to upgrade and get an eBook reader with Wi-Fi (the Libre Touch will probably be my next eBook Reader), but if that's not something you need, this seems like a pretty good deal. Definitely an upgrade from just reading books on your computer!

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