Inkbook Prime Updated With 300 PPI Screen, Color-Shifting Frontlight

Inkbook Prime Updated With 300 PPI Screen, Color-Shifting Frontlight e-Reading Hardware
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Amazon may be happy to keep selling the four-year-old Kindle Voyage but the same is not true for its smaller competitors. The Polish ereader importer ArtaTech has updated its two-year-old Inkbook Prime ereader.  The new model has a higher resolution screen and (possibly) an improved frontlight.

The Inkbook Prime HD runs Android 4.2 on a quad-core 1.6 GHz CPU with 512 MB RAM, and 8GB storage. It has both Wifi and Bluetooth, and packs in a 2Ah battery.

The Prime HD appears to be almost identical to the earlier model, but it does have a few improvements. The screen resolution is now 300ppi, compared to 212 PPI in the original model, and the specs now mention a frontlight "with light color temperature management".

Judging by the Inkbook Lumos which I have had for a week now, the frontlight on the Prime HD will be much milder than you would find on a Kobo model. The frontlight on my Lumos review unit ranges in color from a blue-white to a pale yellow-orange. I find that to be more than enough variation for my tastes, but then again I never really liked the stronger orange color settings on Kobo devices.

I am less pleased with the Lumos's general poor performance, but the frontlight is quite nice.

You can find the Inkbook Prime HD in ArtaTech's store, where it retails for 139 euros.

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Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. 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.

2 Comments

  1. BoB8 September, 2018

    Hi Nate.
    Are you going to do video review on that Lumos or Prime HD? I’m really curios how that frontlight looks like? How do they(ArtaTech) managed light shift from just 8 LED’s. New software? Other companies use 15 or 16 LED’s, 8 blue and 8 yellow, like Kobo or PocketBook. Like you I’m not a fan of Kobo max warm light, is too orange. PocketBook got better, softer yellow warm light. Thanks. Regards.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder11 September, 2018

      I am going to try to do a video of the Lumos, yes.

      Reply

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