Likebook Alita has 4GB RAM, 10.3″ Carta E-ink Screen

Boyue just sent me their next 10.3″ ereader. It’s called the Likebook Alita, and it has gotten this burned-out blogger excited about ereaders again.

The Likebook Alita is the next model in the Boyue product line after the Likebook Mimas. While the Alita has the same screen size and runs the same OS as the Mimas, the hardware also differs significantly.

For starters, the Alita also has a flush front, and an invisible home button. It also has speakers. It has twice the RAM (4GB) and more internal storage (27GB – a nominal 32GB?). I did not find a card slot, but Boyue said that the slot is hidden like a SIM card slot, so maybe the non-button I found on one edge is actually the card slot.T

In terms of software, I can confirm that the Alita’s handwriting recognition features worked reasonably well with my chicken scratches. I’ve also been told that Boyue will be releasing an Android 8 firmware this September.

I do not have a release date for the Alita, but based on what I have seen I think it’s worth keeping an eye out.


  • CPU: 1.5GHz Rockchip octa-core RK3368
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Display:  10.3″, 1404 x 1872 resolution Carta E-ink screen
  • Touchcreen: capacitive, electromagnetic (stylus)
  • Frontlight: color-shifting
  • OS: Likebook OS (Android 6.0)
  • Storage: 27GB
  • Connectivity: Wifi, Bluetooth
  • Audio: headphone jack, speakers

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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. Mike Cane10 June, 2019

    Hey you. You were the one who poo-pooed my excitement over the Likebook Mars by saying their software bug-ridden. So it takes graft to change your mind? Bah!

    1. Burger Flipper11 June, 2019

      Surprised at this development as well.

  2. Cvbn10 June, 2019

    Can you check, whether there is a card slot? Did that “non-button” look like a SIM card slot, that you open with a paper-clip?

    1. Nate Hoffelder10 June, 2019

      there is a hole for the paperclip, but I don’t have anything to stick in it

      1. Mike Cane11 June, 2019

        For god’s sake, man. Do you live near any stores that sell phones? Ask to use a SIM eject tool!

  3. Chuck Dee11 June, 2019

    Have you ever thought that his prior experiences were based on things seen, and the experience when held is quite different?

    But that’s not possible, right?

    1. Mike Cane13 June, 2019

      Bah! My original comment was tongue-in-cheek. But if Nate is going to review this, he must have an accompanying YouTube video to back up his observations.

      1. Chuck Dee13 June, 2019

        Ah… I missed your tongue-in-cheekness of the post, especially as there were two separate ones saying the same thing. Not enough emojis ? Sorry for the uncharitable reading of your post.

        1. Nate Hoffelder13 June, 2019

          he was giving me grief, yes

        2. Mike Cane14 June, 2019

          Emojis? I never use them.

  4. endy11 July, 2019

    length width thickness… dimension, weight and price please?

  5. c27 August, 2019

    This review is not very helpful. I was expecting some details.

    1. Nate Hoffelder27 August, 2019

      It is an announcement, not a review

  6. Vicente18 November, 2019

    If you received this item long ago, why haven’t you reviewed it yet?

  7. Vicente20 November, 2019

    Excuse me, but I insist: why haven’t you reviewed this device. Is it broken?


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