Icarus Excel 

Released January, 2012
  • Wi-Fi
  • 9.7"
  • 1200 x 825
  • 4 GB
6.5 Out of 10

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Gray shades 16
Screen resolution 1200 x 825
Screen size 9.7"
Pixel density 150 ppi
Built-in light None
Screen type E-Ink
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes


Note taking Yes
Text to speech Yes
Directly download library e-books to device No
Web browser Yes
Stereo speakers No
Evernote integration No
Landscape mode Yes
Accelerometer No
Parental controls No

form factor

Housing type Plastic
Size 179 x 243 x 12 mm
Weight 530 g
Interface touchscreen & buttons
Headphone jack Yes


Input/Output port mini-USB
Cellular data None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity No

technical specs

RAM 256 MB
Processor 800 MHz
Document support
  1. EPUB
  2. PDF
  3. MOBI
  4. FB2
  5. RTF
  6. TXT
  7. HTM
  8. CHM
  9. PDB
  10. DJVU
  11. DJV
  12. DOC
Image support
  1. JPG
  2. BMP
  3. GIF
  4. PNG
  5. TIFF


Internal storage 4 GB
Expansion slot SDHC
Memory 4 GB
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