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.


About Nate Hoffelder (9909 Articles)
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."

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

  1. 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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