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Alex eReader

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and performance. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the value for money. There are some mixed opinions about the usability.

design, portability, performance, battery

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Alex eReader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 7 reviews)

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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.

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Overpriced Reader Underdelivers, Despite Dual Screens

 

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

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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

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Alex Android tablet / e-book reader

 

What would you get if you crossed Google's Android operating system with Wi-Fi, an e-ink display and a touch-sensitive color display? You'd get someth...

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,...

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Spring Design Alex ebook reader - First Look

 

Are two screens better than one?

Touchscreen makes for easy navigation, slim and thin, processor is quick for a nippy performance

The Spring Design Alex is one of the more innovative ebook readers we've played with so far at Pocket-lint. Giving you that little bit more than just a device to read your books on

The Spring Design Alex is one of the more innovative ebook readers we've played with so far at Pocket-lint. Giving you that little bit more than just a device to read your books on

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