The massive new trend in e-readers is a vanilla version of Android, which allows you to install your own apps. This is a boon for serious readers because you aren’t locked into a specific ecosystem, you have the freedom to use whatever bookstore you want or just play a rousing game of Words with Friends. Today, we look at two of the latest flagship e-readers to see how they stack up against each other.
The Energy Sistem PRO and Boyue T62 both have a six inch e-Ink Pearl HD display with a resolution of 1024×758 pixels. They also have a touchscreen, which makes it easy to click and navigate around the UI or just simply flip the pages in your favorite e-Book. It also incorporates a front-lit screen that allows users to read in the dark.
Underneath the hood is a ARM Cortex A9 1.0Ghz dual core processor and 8 GB of internal memory. They both have the option to expand the memory up to 64GB with a SD/SDHC card. You can listen to music via the 3.5mm headphone jack, perfect for audiobooks or music.
These e-readers are very much akin to each other on the hardware level, but Boyue goes the extra distance to give Chinese users a very viable manga option and online e-reading solutions.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.