Asda now selling cheapest e-reader in the UK – £52

Now if only it could have been a good one, too.

The UK discount chain  Asda have just started selling a £52 ereader. The View Quest Mediabox is based 5" LCD screen and lacks Wifi or a touchscreen. But it does have 2GB Flash, a SD card slot, a speaker, as well as an impressive list of format support:

  • eBooks: ePub, PDF, FB2, TXT, DOC, PDB, HTML, WTXT
  • Music: MP3, WMA, FLAC, AAC, WAV, OGG, APE
  • Video: WMV, RM, AVI, RMVB, 3GP, FLV, MP4, DAT, VOB, MPG

I recognize the hardware. This ereader has shown up in the US and Australia (as well as other countries). In the US it was sold by Delstar, and it was a pretty bad ereader.

But on the upside, it's using a Rockchip CPU so it might  have decent video abilities.

Veiw Quest via Asda

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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