Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of 7 vs Libre Pro

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Nexus 7
5.3
Libre Pro
3.6
Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

Nexus 7
n.d.
Libre Pro
n.d.
e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

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

Nexus 7
1.8
Libre Pro
4.4
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Nexus 7
8.3
Libre Pro
7.6
Reviews from multiple trusted sites

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

Nexus 7
5.5
Libre Pro
5.2

Winner
Google Nexus 7 

Reader Rocket recommends the Google Nexus 7  based on its display and reviews.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Google Nexus 7

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7

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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 a built-in light LED backlight vs None Most E-Readers have a built-in light
Has an app store Google Play vs None Most E-Readers have an app store
Has a touchscreen Capacitive vs None Most E-Readers have a touchscreen; Fewer buttons, interact directly with menus
Can browse the web Yes vs No About half of E-Readers have a web browser
Can take notes Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support take notes
Can display full color Yes (LCD) vs No (ePaper) Somewhat common; view images, read comics, and web-browse in full color
Can run Android apps Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support
Noticeably bigger screen 7" vs 5" 40% bigger screen
Has a built-in dictionaries Yes vs No About half of E-Readers have a built-in dictionaries
Directly download library e-books to device Yes vs No Somewhat common; offers quick access to browsing public library titles available for e-readers
Higher resolution screen 1280 x 800 vs 640 x 480 More than 3.2x higher resolution screen
Supports text to speech Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support text to speech
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
Significantly longer battery life 24 hour vs 10 hour Around 2.5x longer battery life; read more between charges
Is readable in direct sunlight Yes (ePaper) vs No (LCD) Somewhat common; text doesn't look washed out in direct daylight
Lighter weight 213 g vs 347 g Around 40% lighter weight
Thinner 9.5 mm vs 10.5 mm Around 10% thinner ; easily slides into bags

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Nexus 7  vs
Libre Pro 
Screen resolution 1280 x 800 640 x 480
Screen size 7" 5"
Pixel density 215 ppi 160 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight None
Screen type LCD ePaper
Touchscreen Capacitive None
Flashes screen black during page turns No No

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes Yes

storage

Expansion slot None microSD (up to 32GB)

form factor

Housing type Platic and rubber back Hard Plastic
Size 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm 108 x 152 x 9.5 mm
Weight 347 g 213 g
Interface touchscreen D-pad
Headphone jack Yes Yes

connectivity

Nexus 7  vs
Libre Pro 
Input/Output port micro-USB mini-USB
Cellular data None None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n None
Bluetooth connectivity Yes No

features

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