Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of Touch vs Libre Pro


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Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare


How good is the supporting ecosystem?

e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more


How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Battery life


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Amazon Kindle Touch 

Reader Rocket recommends the Amazon Kindle Touch  based on its display, bookstore and performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Has Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11b/g/n vs None Most E-Readers have a Wi-Fi connectivity; download books from device or surf the web
Has an app store Kindle Store vs None Most E-Readers don't have an app store
Has cellular connectivity 3G vs None Very few E-Readers have cellular data ; download content anywhere with a cellular connection
Has a touchscreen Infrared vs None About half of E-Readers have a touchscreen; Fewer buttons, interact directly with menus
Can take notes Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support take notes
Can browse the web Yes vs No About half of E-Readers have a web browser
Has a built-in dictionaries Yes vs No About half of E-Readers have a built-in dictionaries
Bigger screen 6" vs 5" 20% bigger screen
Supports text to speech Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support text to speech
Higher resolution screen 800 x 600 vs 640 x 480 More than 55% higher resolution screen
Longer battery life 30 hour vs 24 hour 25% longer battery life; read more between charges
More storage capacity 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more storage capacity
Front view of Aluratek Libre Pro

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Expandable memory microSD (up to 32GB) vs None About half of E-Readers have an expansion slot ; store more content with a removable microSD card
No black flash when turning pages No (ePaper) vs Yes (E-Ink) Somewhat common; provides less obtrusive page turns
Supports the ePub open format Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support the ePub open format
Uses an open platform Yes vs No Somewhat common; can download ebooks from any source offering formats supported by device
Can display in landscape mode Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support landscape mode
Slightly thinner 9.5 mm vs 10 mm 5% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Faster page turns 0.78 s vs 0.85 s Around 10% faster page turns

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Kindle Touch  vs
Libre Pro 
Gray shades 16 16
Screen resolution 800 x 600 640 x 480
Screen size 6" 5"
Pixel density 166 ppi 160 ppi
Built-in light None None
Screen type E-Ink ePaper
Touchscreen Infrared None
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes No


Sync across multiple devices Yes N/A
Note taking Yes No
Text to speech Yes No
Directly download library e-books to device No No
Web browser Yes No
Stereo speakers Yes No
Evernote integration No No
Landscape mode No Yes
Parental controls Yes No


Internal storage 3 GB 2 GB
Expansion slot None microSD (up to 32GB)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB

form factor

Housing type Plastic and rubber Hard Plastic
Size 119 x 173 x 10 mm 108 x 152 x 9.5 mm
Weight 213 g 213 g
Interface touchscreen D-pad
Headphone jack Yes Yes


Kindle Touch  vs
Libre Pro 
Input/Output port micro-USB mini-USB
Cellular data 3G None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n None
Bluetooth connectivity No No

technical specs

Document support
Image support


Uses an open platform No Yes
Bookstore Kindle Store None
EBookstore size 4 M book N/A
Free content free content 2.5 M books N/A
Customer loyalty program Yes N/A
Average NYT best sellers price $9.24 N/A
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 38 N/A
Reader-to-reader lending Yes N/A
Cloud storage Yes N/A
Reading apps iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, PC and Mac N/A
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines, comics/graphic novels, textbooks, audio-books and blogs N/A
Has retail store locations No N/A
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