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All about the latest e-book reader

The Pi2 is primarily a lightweight e-book reading device that can let you carry a ton of books without the baggage. As a book reader, it’s good but the asking price could have been lower.

india Updated: May 03, 2011 01:30 IST
Rossi Fernandes

The Infibeam Pi2 has a 6-inch E Ink display, which more or less is the same size as a paperback novel. Unlike most e-book readers, it has a resistive touchscreen that can be used to access the onscreen keyboard too. The Pi2 has 2GB memory — enough if you’re going to be using it to read e-books. There is also a microSD card slot to increase the capacity to 32GB. Files can be transferred to the tablet using the micro USB port and music playback is possible as well through the 3.5mm stereo output.

Spotty text rendering
The Pi2 doesn’t render text well. The refresh time to switch pages is more than some of the other readers we’ve seen. Clarity in daylight is decent. There is some amount of burn-in visible too, for some menus are still visible after being disabled. This only happens once in a while and usually gets fixed quickly.

iPadPriced at Rs.11,999, the Pi2 is cheaper compared to the Amazon Kindle. It is primarily a lightweight e-book reading device that can let you carry a ton of books without the baggage. As a book reader, it’s good but the asking price could have been lower. It makes sense at around Rs.9,000.

All of its other features are a bonus.