Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of eReader vs Libre Pro

Display

How do the screens stack up?

eReader
6.4
Libre Pro
4.6
Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

eReader
8.6
Libre Pro
2.6
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?

eReader
1.8
Libre Pro
4.4
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

eReader
n.d.
Libre Pro
7.6
Reviews from multiple trusted sites

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

eReader
5.5
Libre Pro
3.8

Winner
Kobo eReader 

Reader Rocket recommends the Kobo eReader  based on its display and bookstore.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kobo eReader

Reasons to consider the
Kobo eReader

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Bigger screen 6" vs 5" 20% bigger screen
Higher resolution screen 800 x 600 vs 640 x 480 More than 55% higher resolution screen
Front view of Aluratek Libre Pro

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Aluratek Libre Pro

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No black flash when turning pages No (ePaper) vs Yes (E-Ink) Somewhat common; provides less obtrusive page turns
Significantly longer battery life 24 hour vs 10 hour Around 2.5x longer battery life; read more between charges
Many more gray shades 16 vs 8 Twice as many gray shades
Thinner 9.5 mm vs 10.2 mm More than 5% thinner ; easily slides into bags

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

eReader  vs
Libre Pro 
Gray shades 8 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 None None
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes No

features

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

storage

Expansion slot microSD (up to 32GB) microSD (up to 32GB)
Memory 1 GB 2 GB

form factor

Housing type Plastic Hard Plastic
Size 119 x 183 x 10.2 mm 108 x 152 x 9.5 mm
Weight 227 g 213 g
Interface D-pad D-pad
Headphone jack No Yes

connectivity

eReader  vs
Libre Pro 
Cellular data None None
Wi-Fi None None
Bluetooth connectivity Yes No

technical specs

Document support
FB2
PRC
PDF
TXT
RTF
ePUB
PDF
MOBI

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes Yes
Bookstore Kobo Books None
EBookstore size 3.2 M book N/A
Free content free content 1.89 M books N/A
Customer loyalty program No N/A
Average NYT best sellers price $9.95 N/A
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 38 N/A
Reader-to-reader lending No N/A
Cloud storage Yes N/A
Reading apps iOS, Android, BlackBerry, PC and Mac N/A
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels N/A
Has retail store locations No N/A
Kobo eReader
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