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Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and size are generally positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the performance and screen, while there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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EDITORS CHOICE AWARD

Expert review by: Oneslowz28 (thebestcasescenario.com)

Aluratek Libre Ebook Reader Pro

 

Books. Some like them and some don't. I am somewhere in the middle. I am not a big fiction reader. Most of the time if you find a book in my hands, it is there for the purpose of injecting knowledge into my brain. Even then I rarely pick up a book and...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Julie (the-gadgeteer.com)

Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro Review

 

Those of you considering the purchase of a dedicated eBook Reader may be under the impression that your only choices are from Sony, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I'd like to show you one affordable alternative. It's the Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro.

Comes with 100 books ; Easy to use ; Small ; Good display

Reader sometimes freezes on JPG and PDF files ; No word lookup (dictionary) feature

I like the size and price of the Aluratek Libre Pro eBook reader (you can find it for less than $150 at various online retailers) and I think it’s a good device for someone that doesn’t need higher end features like annotations, dictionary and...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (goodhousekeeping.com)

Aluratek Libre eBook Reader PRO

 

The Aluratek Libre eBook Reader PRO is affordable and very compact. Even though this LCD eBook reader is much smaller than competitors, the screen isn’t that much smaller. You can download over one million free titles from ebooks sites like...

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Surprisingly good for PDFs

 

I picked up the Aluratek Libre locally on a Black Friday sale. For the price I paid it's a good little reader. I already have a Kindle 3 and it blows the Aluratek out of the water in almost every category. However the Libre has a leg up when it comes...

Lightweight. Inexpensive. Good PDF support

Screen contrast could be better

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Run4Fun (newegg.com)

Great Gift idea - Intro ereader

 

Size; Price; Bought this for my daughter (13) for her birthday. She is an avid reader and loves it! Hers came with 100 pre-loaded books and she is still reading just those. Bought this one rather than pricier ones since I wasn't sure how much she...

Not the mainstream eReaders - so you need to KNOW how to get more books for it. Mainly using for library books right now

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Quiksilvery (newegg.com)

Not as advertised

 

I called Aluratek as soon as I received this and they said the dark green screen was normal. Otherwise I would have returned it. Aluratek's website still advertises this model as "black and white" and paperlike. I would like to upgrade but have no...

Will read both .mobi and .epub, takes 32 gb card

Aluratek advertises a "black and white" screen that is "like paper." My screen is dark green with so little contrast between screen and lettering that I can only read it using a bright light source from less than 2 feet away

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Missymm (newegg.com)

Rebate Delays

 

I publish an ebook newsletter monthly. We have over 850 active members. I will make the lack of Customer Service with regards to rebate processing a major point in my newsletter.

Works as designed

Purchased with a $ 20.00 rebate in June 2011. I did all paperwork and mailed in for rebate. Called Aluratek several times and get the run-a-round each time with regard to rebate status. "we are delayed in proceesing your rebate" or "we are several...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Dave (newegg.com)

Aluratek Libre E-Book Reader Pro AEBK01FS

 

I downloaded several collections of my favorite authors, and was able to transfer via USB adapter just fine. The included USB cable is chancy. The included documentation is kind of sparse. I had to guess about some things. Also, I like to read in...

Price-this device is WAY cost effective. Got it for under $50. Also, it does what it's advertised to do-it's a working bookreader with a lot of capabilities. If quality of certain features are not important to you, this is the way to go

I almost returned this as soon as I saw the screen. There was glare, and the screen was not attractive at all. I could find no contrast or brightness control. The MP3 player is terrible. Very poor quality sound. The jury is still out on returning...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Admetric (newegg.com)

Pretty Good

 

can use a variety of book formats but I favor ePub. If you use text formats you can not move about through the table of contents. ePUB works fine. I mostly read public domain books so it is easy to access them for free online at many sites and just use...

I like this alot because it was inexpensive and you can get DRM books on to the device with no issue. I think most of the other readers are over rated as I see no need for WiFi when a cable does the same for $50 less total price. The fact that it is...

I wish the battery life were a bit longer but that is about it. PDFs are a little tough to enlarge but I did not buy this for reading PDFs. Pictures are all black and white and a little different to look at but I did not buy this for viewing photos

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: bettyboops (shopnbc.com)

bought 2

 

I bought this at regular price several years ago and I love it. I bought another one for my 84 year old aunt at the sale price and she also loves it. I also have a tablet but I prefer this one because it is a lot lighter and because it is not lit the...

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Now you can digitally store and carry around with you thousands of your favorite books saving money, space and the environment. Aluratek's "Libre" connects to any computer with an internet connection for easy access to the most recent books that are published as well as access to free timeless classics. The "Libre" is soft on the eyes utilizing an exclusive e-paper LCD technology. This amazing technology makes it difficult to determine the difference between actual paper and the e-paper screen. Also boasting superior battery life you can read up to 24hrs continuous use with an auto off feature if you just happen to fall asleep. Try the "Libre" eBook Reader Pro and experience why the future of books has gone digital.