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Foxit eSlick - eBook reader - Linux - RAM: 512 MB - Flash: 2 GB - 6" E Ink ( 800 x 600 )

Foxit eSlick - eBook reader - Linux - RAM: 512 MB - Flash: 2 GB - 6" E Ink ( 800 x 600 )
alaScore 82

4479 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4479 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The value for money and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

keyboard, usability, value for money, portability, battery

connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Foxit eSlick - eBook reader - Linux - RAM: 512 MB - Flash: 2 GB - 6" E Ink ( 800 x 600 ) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Foxit Software eSlick Product Review

 

Can handle free e-books saved as PDF files ; Inexpensive and easy to read text on

No support for DRM-encrypted e-books ; Only one font size on our model

This e-book reader costs slightly less than an Amazon Kindle or a Sony Reader, but it's no match for them.

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Review: Foxit eSlick Reader e-book reader

 

This e-book reader is curiously named because the e-book reader is decidedly unslick, with a utilitarian appearance that lacks the elegance of competing e-book readers.

Inexpensive and easy to read text on ; Can handle free e-books saved as PDF files

Only one font size on our model ; No support for DRM-encrypted e-books

The eSlick Reader is lightweight, small, and thin, but it feels plasticky and cheap. The eSlick is sometimes a bit hard to hold naturally, and turning pages involves moving your hand to the four-way controller in the lower right portion of the face. We...

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Foxit eSlick

 

Foxit's eSlick handles PDFs better than any other e-book reader, but it's missing many features found on competing readers. Sony's and Amazon's devices are better values.

Full zoom and reflow support for PDFs; thin and light without feeling cheap

Currently, native support only for PDF and TXT files; screen displays only four gray levels; no keyboard; stiff buttons

We really, really like the eSlick's PDF support. It's something that should be integrated into all future e-book readers, but something that currently only the eSlick does well. Unfortunately, Foxit's e-book reader lacks wide file support and other...

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Foxit eSlick Reader

 

Foxit eSlick Reader is manufactured by the same company that made the Kindle for Amazon. However, eSlick is thinner, measuring less than half an inch, and lighter, weighing roughly 6 ounces. With a name like eSlick, can one expect a smooth and clever...

The eSlick is light on the pocket, literally and figuratively. With MSRP of $259.99 only, it is cheaper than most brands in the market and, weighing only 6.4 ounces, it's a featherweight. And with no requirement for constant recharge, it's quite a...

Users will be happy to know that the eSlick lacks the flash issues at page turns of the Sony Reader. However, the device displays only 4 shades of gray – Sony has 8 and Kindle has 16 – and so sacrifices image details. The D-pad found on the lower right...

With its native PDF capacity, Foxit eSlick Reader has the potential to challenge Kindle and carve a niche for itself. And if you want a no-fuss device that can entertain you with books and music, the eSlick reader certainly fits the bill

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Amazon review summary for Foxit eSlick - eBook reader - Linux - RAM: 512 MB - Flash: 2 GB - 6" E Ink ( 800 x 600 )

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2009 user reviews of Foxit eSlick - eBook reader - Linux - RAM: 512 MB - Flash: 2 GB - 6" E Ink ( 800 x 600 ) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

keyboard, value for money, usability, portability, performance

connectivity

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Don't waste your time or money

 

Over all this product could have been a winner if Foxit stuck with it. I'm dealing with lines on my screen that seem random. A reboot of the device will clear this up. The screen will sometimes turn white. A reboot clears this also. The documents will...

1) When it works it works well ; 2) If feels good ; 3) The battery will last for a good long time

It doesn't work often enough to be worth your time ; 1) It boots up very very very slowly ; 2) The unit will freeze up randomly during a long readying session. Once it is reset you have to go back into the document to find the page you left off at ; 3)...

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Disappointed with newegg

 

I ordered this understanding that it came READY TO USE however it did not. The one I got came with version 1 build 0818 firmware, which DOES NOT support EPUB or PDB file formats. Tried repeatedly to update, and it repeatedly failed. Foxit offered to...

versatile ; easy to use ; expandable

hard to upgrade ; does not come with cover as shown ; no way to tell what firmware is installed on ordered item

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It is a very good ebook reader!

 

Fast PDF Loading, good reflow, good txt support, new firmware support epub format ; I like the control button. it slim and easy to handle by hand

less format support ; battery only support about 1500-1800pages reading ; if the pdf have too many pictures around words, that will make this pdf is not readable.( actually sony does pdf much worse)

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Foxit eSlick review

 

The Foxit eSlick e-book reader is curiously named because the device is decidedly unslick, with a utilitarian appearance that lacks the elegance of competing e-book readers. Ultimately, though, its looks are less of a concern than its limited...

The Foxit eSlick is slightly cheaper than a Kindle, but the savings don't cover the difference in quality.

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Foxit eSlick FE-01 ebook reader

 

This ebook reader deals well with PDFs Ebook readers are becoming more common but that does not mean all the wrinkles have been ironed out. Sadly we found too many wrinkles in the eSlick reader ...

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Product Specifications

eSlick is this generation's way of reading textbooks, favorite novels, magazines and pretty much any and all documents and images that can be converted to PDF file. It is the 'slickest' e-book device on the market at 0.4" thick, 6.4 ounces, fitting well in your hand just like your palm desktop. It has an internal memory of 128MB and comes with a 2 GB SD card (supports up to 4 GB) allowing you to carry up to a thousand books in your palm library. Resolution is 600 x 800 pixel. It uses revolutionary electronic-paper display technology that provides a sharp, black-and-white screen that looks and reads just like it would on real paper. It is easy to read and will not strain the eyes like LCD screens do. It also provides the best PDF reflow capability that gives a better reading experience. It has a built-in MP3 player and comes with free Foxit Reader Pro Pack, Foxit PDF Creator and earphones. Screen:6" E Ink® Vizplex screen 600 x 800 pixel resolution, 4-level gray scale Size: 7.4" x 4.7" x 0.4" (188×118×9.2mm) Weight: 6.4 ounces (180g) battery included Color: Black , Gray(Black back), White (Light Gray back) Connectivity: USB2.0 Operating System: Embedded Linux Supported Formats: eBook Formats: PDF, TXT, Any printable document(after converted to PDF using included software) Sound Formats: MP3 Internal Memory: 128MB Storage Memory: SD Card (2GB included. Supports up to 4GB) Expandability: SD card slot Certification & Regulation: FCC Controls:Buttons "ON/OFF", "Up ", "Down", "Right ", "Left", "Enter ", "Delete", "Menu", "Music". Plugs: Euro 2Pin, UK 3Pin, US 2Pin Battery:Rechargeable Lithium-Battery Processor:Samsung® S3C2440 ARM 400MHz
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