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. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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