The Maclay is now shipping in Russia with a price of 7890 rubles, or about $103 USD. That’s not a bad price given the OS and the Carta screen.
The Maclay has a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, and Wifi, but no Bluetooth or audio. Its six-inch display has a frontlight and touchscreen, and a screen resolution of 1024 x 758.
In terms of ebook formats, this ereader natively supports Epub, PDF, FB2, and other formats, and you can install your own app to expand support. The device also ships with pre-installed English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries, with the possibility of adding dictionaries in StarDict format.
Weighing in at 169 grams, the Maclay measures 8.7 mm thin and has a 1.7Ah battery.
All in all, this is a pretty decent looking ereader with good specs and not a bad price. It has a lower resolution screen than the latest Kindle Paperwhite (which retails for 139 euros), but then again it is also somewhat cheaper in the Russian market.
- CPU: 1GHz, dual-core
- RAM: 512MB
- OS: Android 4.2 Jelly bean
- Screen: E-ink Carta, with touchscreen and frontlight
- Screen Resolution: 1024 x 758
- Storage: 8GB internal, microSD card slot (up to 32GB supported)
- Battery: 1.7Ah
- Dimensions: 170 x 117 x 8,7 mm
- Weight: 169 grams
- Supported formats: Epub, Mobi, PDF, Djvu, html, txt, FB2, DOC, CHM, PDB