Good e-Reader has learned that Pocketbook is going to be releasing a new e-Reader in November and it is called the Pocketbook InkPad X. This device is going to feature the largest screen the company has ever produced, 10.3 inches. This is a dedicated e-reader and not a digital note taking device.
PocketBook InkPad X features a 10.3-inch E Ink Mobius epaper display with a resolution of 1404 × 1872 with 227 PPI. This will make it the ideal device for reading any kind of digital content: comics, ebooks, newspapers and magazines, manga, scientific publications, and even sheet music.
This e-reader has a front-lit display and color temperature system. SMARTlight technology provides maximum reading comfort in all lighting conditions, automatically adjusting the brightness and colour temperature of the screen. You can even change the brightness and colour tone without breaking away from the page: just slide your finger along the side of the display. Users can also save their screen settings in the form of templates that can be saved and loaded.
Underneath the hood is a dual core 1 GHZ processor, 1GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It has a USB-C connector, something that even Amazon doesn’t even have on the Kindle. It has WIFI, Bluetooth, a G Sensor, cover sensor for sleep covers. It is powered by a 2,000 mAh battery and is running the standard Pocketbook OS, which is based on Linux. The overall dimensions are 249.2 х 173.4 х 7.7-4.5 mm and it weighs 300g.
You will be able to connect up a pair of wireless headphones via Bluetooth or use the USB to 3.5mm headphone adapter that comes standard in the box. If you don’t feel like reading ebooks, you can take advantage of the text to speech engine that has support for English and 15 additional languages. There is also support for ABBYY Lingvo, which has 26 dictionaries.
The InkPad X supports a myriad of ebook formats, such as ACSM, CBR, CBZ, CHM, DJVU, DOC, DOCX, EPUB, EPUB(DRM), FB2, FB2.ZIP, HTM, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PDF (DRM), PRC, RTF, TXT. Audio formats are MP3, OGG, M4B.
Pocketbook might have a winner on their hands here. This is one of the few 10.3 inch e-readers on the market that is a dedicated e-reader and does not try and compete against Boyue, Onyx, Remarkable, Sony, or SuperNote in a crowded digital note taking space. Instead, it is a giant e-reader designed for reading all sorts of digital content, including audiobooks.
The InkPad X is available for pre-order on the Good e-Reader Store for $450 USD and will be shipped out in the first two weeks of November 2019.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.