InkBook Classic 2 eReader Now Available on Amazon – Android, $89

inkbook-classic-two-3ArtaTech has launched a second new ereader this month, and this time it is a new basic Kindle competitor called the InkBook Classic 2. The new device is listed on ArtaTech’s website and also on

The InkBook Classic 2 is an upgrade and replacement for the model which launched last year in Europe. The new model features a 6″ Carta E-ink screen (800 x 600 resolution) with a touchscreen but no frontlight.

It runs Android 4.2 on a dual-core CPU with 512MB RAM. In terms of storage it has 4GB internal, and a microSD card slot. It has Wifi but no Bluetooth or audio.

The InkBook Classic 2 also has an unusually contoured back, and page buttons on either side of the screen.

Like the Inkbook Prime, the Classic 2 was announced last month at the Frankfurt Book Fair. It is briefly shown in the following video, but only briefly:

All in all I don’t think much of this ereader. It’s only $15 less than the InkBook Obsidian. The Obsidian has twice the storage and a higher resolution screen, and can be bought on Amazon for $105.

If you had to choose between the two InkBook models, the latter model is the the better value. via

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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.

1 Comment

  1. […] Obviously the lower resolution screen is being used because it's cheaper, but it still comes as a surprise because this particular screen is relatively uncommon. The only other ereader shipping with a 600 x 800 Carta E-ink screen is the Inkbook Classic 2, which shipped in November 2016. […]


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