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RCA REB1100 eBook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The battery and portability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the screen. The reliability and price get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the RCA REB1100 eBook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for RCA REB1100 eBook

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of RCA REB1100 eBook from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com.

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price, reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: RCA eBook Reader (REB1100)

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RCA REB1100 eBook

 

Electronic paperback About the size of a paperback book (5 inches by 7 inches by 1.5 inches) and weighing 18 ounces, the REB1100's molded plastic fits comfortably in your hand. The black-and-white touch-screen LCD (5.5-inch diagonal size;...

Backlit screen; nice design; long battery life.

Incompatible with some digital texts; mediocre text quality; can't share books with others.

Though portable, RCA's REB1100 eBook offers limited book selection and document format support.

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RCA REB1100

 

The RCA REB1100 offers the basics in eReaders with a 5.5 inch display screen and just 8 MB of built in storage. The storage is, however, expandable up to 128 MB, but nowhere near its more modern counterparts of 512 MB built in storage

It’s hard to imagine someone not having a computer in this day and age, but those people do exist and the RCA eBook offers a built in modem to allow purchases via a telephone line. While many of the newer eReaders have taken away the backlight and...

What the RCA does not offer is the new e-ink technology that is available on the latest releases of electronic readers. The e-ink offers more clarity and simulates the page of a book. The RCA REB only offers an LCD screen, but it is nearly six times...

While many are looking for sleek, techie electronic readers with all the bells and whistles, eBook purists who would just like the basics for reading on the run may find the RCA REB has just what they need

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"Great for heavy readers and travellers!"

 

LOVE the ability for four-way orientation of screen, unlike the new GEB1100.

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RCA REB1100 eBook

 

LOVE the ability for four-way orientation of screen, unlike the new GEB1100.

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"Wonderful reading accessory"

 

Love my RCA REB1100 eBook. I have had no problems with the unit and the reading selection has been quite satisfactory. Battery life is quite good.

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"Too hard, not enough text to support"

 

I had a hard time to get the Internet connection to work. Could not find a large selection of sources for text. I had to download text via the build in modem. The packaging was well constructed. The controls and menus were easy to use.

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"Wonderful electronic book!"

 

By using the older Rocket eBook software, it is possible to download books from the internet and convert them for use in the REB 1100. A web search on 'ebook' will reveal very many sources. The Gutenberg Project, alone, has thousands, from ancient...

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"It goes eveywhere with me!"

 

I love my Reb1100. It's easy to use & handle. I also have the 1200 which is heavier & doesn't have sufficient light & contrast adjustment for use in bright sun. Book selection is getting better all the time, I strongly recommend it to ant...

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RCA REB1100 eBook

 

By using the older Rocket eBook software, it is possible to download books from the internet and convert them for use in the REB 1100. A web search on 'ebook' will reveal very many sources. The Gutenberg Project, alone, has thousands, from ancient...

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RCA REB1100 eBook

 

Love my RCA REB1100 eBook. I have had no problems with the unit and the reading selection has been quite satisfactory. Battery life is quite good.

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Product Specifications

RCA has brought reading into the digital age with the RCA eBook Reader. With the eBook you can access hundreds of titles instantly by connecting to any analog phone line. The backlit LCD screen lets you easily and comfortably catch up on all the latest novels, newspapers and magazines. Convenient touch screen entry allows you to move pages backward or forward, add bookmarks or make notations. Downloading new books is simple with the built-in 33.6 modem, so there's no need for a PC.
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