PocketBook Basic Lux 3 is equipped with a 6-inch E Ink Carta screen with a resolution of 758 × 1024 pixels and 212 PPI. It has a proprietary SMARTlight backlight. It allows you to adjust not only the brightness of the screen, but also its color temperature. Thus, SMARTlight allows you to give the page a warmer or cooler tone, as well as save templates for such settings for quick switching.
Underneath the hood is a new dual-core 1 GHZ processor and 512MB of RAM. There is 8GB of internal storage and an SD card , and a slot for memory cards will further increase the size of the library. It is powered by a 1300 mAh battery, which is the same one the Kobo Sage employs. It has an older Micro USB port, instead of USB-C, but this e-reader is cheap and cheerful.
The PocketBook 617 reader supports 23 formats (19 portrait and 4 graphics), which allows you not to waste time converting a book from one format to another. For example, supported standards include DJVU, DOC, FB2, HTML, MOBI, RTF, TXT, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF.
Thanks to the presence of a Wi-Fi module, users get quick access to the company’s bookstore and other book platforms. The PocketBook Cloud service and the PocketBook Reader mobile application allow you to conveniently synchronize the library between the reader and other devices (smartphone, tablet, laptop). Also, Internet access allows you to quickly download updates and move books to the reader using the Send-to-PocketBook and Dropbox PocketBook functions.