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Alex eReader

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Alex eReader. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Views about the portability and battery are on the whole positive. The screen and design also get good feedback. The performance and usability get mixed comments, while some have doubts about the price.

design, screen, battery, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Alex eReader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Spring Design Alex eReader


Now here's a Frankenstein device we can get behind—or even read Frankenstein on. Unlike other dedicated e-book readers like the Amazon Kindle ($259, ) or the Barnes & Noble Nook ($259, ), the Spring Design Alex eReader ($399 direct) runs Google's...

Flexible, dual-screen design. Integrated touch-screen Android device provides Web browsing and video-viewing capability. Plenty of book downloading options

Expensive. Sluggish CPU. Hissy audio output. Interface can seem obtuse for non-techies

Spring Design's Alex is unique among e-book readers, since it includes a built-in touch-screen Android device in addition to its high-contrast e-ink display. Overall, it's a cool niche option, but not worth the added expense for most users.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Priya Ganapati (

Review: Spring Design Alex E-Book Reader


Two screens: one for reading one for surfing, neither competent. Meet the Alexa.

Easy to use. Packed with browser, e-mail and access to photos. Crisp screen easy on the eyes. Long battery life

No integrated book store: WTF? No 3G. Inadequate graphics and processing power. Expensive

May, 2010

Expert review by: Jamison Cush (

Spring Design Alex eReader Review


Then there is the iPad, a multifunction tablet that Apple hopes can wedge into the eBook reader market, complete with $500 price tag and Apple's own iBooks bookstore

The feature-rich Alex may lack polish, but it's a viable alternative for those looking for more from an eReader

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Gibbs (

Alex Android tablet / e-book reader


The Alex is much more than an e-book reader; it's also a pad-style computer courtesy of the Android OS

Good battery life, innovative design

Quite expensive, lack of support for Android Marketplace

The Alex doesn't have the polish or broad functionality of the iPad, and the user interface is also much less intuitive. On the other hand the Alex is smaller, lighter and has way better battery life. If the Alex were to come down somewhat in price,...

Jul, 2010