ArtaTech is one of the emerging e-reader brands out of Europe and they are based in Poland. Today the company has announced two new devices that will be released this summer, the InkBook Classic 2 and the premium InkBook Prime.
The InkBook Classic 2 features an e-ink Carta display with a resolution of 800 x 600 with 167 PPI. It is running on a Cortex A9 1 GHZ dual core processor, 512 GB of RAM and has 4 GB of internal memory. It does have an SD card, something that is rare to see on e-readers these days. You can slot in a 32 GB card for those big PDF files or to house your personal e-book collection.
The InkBook Prime features an e-ink Carta display and the screen is completely flush with the bezel. The resolution is 1024×768 and has 212 PPI. This model has a front-lit display with 8 LED lights, which is quickly becoming the industry standard. ArtaTech is hyping something called Rapid Refresh Technology with this device, which I think is similar to the A2 mode found on select e-readers. It allows you to quickly turn the pages of an e-book or to run your favorite Android app. It will be interesting to see if they have solved the ghosting issue that is prevalent with other A2 devices.
Underneath the hood is a quad-core 1.6 GHZ processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and has an SD port so you can upgrade it to 32GB. This device also has Bluetooth for wireless headphones, external speaker or a keyboard.
The Inkbook Classic 2 and InkBook Prime both run Android 4.2.2. This will allow you to install your own apps. You can sideload them, get them directly from the Midiapolis App Store or from the Good e-Reader App Store for E Ink.
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