Many readers have already retired to paper. Electronic books or ebooks are the inheritors of the books of a lifetime. And e-book readers are becoming more and more complete. The Energy Sistem eReader Pro HD is a clear example of this advance. This model with a 6-inch screen combines the use of electronic ink with lighting and a touch panel to move with greater comfort.
It is a compact reader, quite thin and an excellent battery that promises up to 28 days of use without the need for charging . All this at a cost of 150 euros . We have had the opportunity to tinker with this ebook reader for a few days. These are our conclusions and opinions of the Energy Sistem eReader Pro HD.
Energy Sistem eReader Pro HD data sheet
|screen||6 inches with resolution 758 x 1024 pixels, 212 dpi|
|Technology||Eink Carta HD, e-ink 16 gray levels|
|Light||Screen illuminated with its own light|
|Internal memory||8 GB|
|Processor and RAM||1.0Ghz ARM Cortex A9 dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM memory|
|Extension||Expandable via microSD / SDHC / SDXC cards (up to 64GB)|
|Operating system||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Connections||USB 2.0, WiFi 802.11n|
|Battery||2,800 milliamps, up to 2 months of use|
|Reading formats||TXT, PDF, EPUB, FB2, HTML, RTF, CHM, MOBI|
|Dimensions||159 x 118 x 8 millimeters, 205 grams|
|Catalogue||1,500 books of universal literature|
Good screen and touch response
The Energy Sistem eReader Pro HD is a very balanced device. An ebook reader that does not disappoint. It has a 6-inch screen with the electronic ink system , as well as its own lighting. This lighting has a wide range of levels, ranging from a slight extra light (which is greatly appreciated when not feeling that the screen is too dark) to a considerable light to enjoy reading in all conditions.
We were pleasantly surprised by its tactile response, as most of the time it correctly recognizes the touch . This point is very interesting if we are going to give this equipment a more complete use and browse the Internet or carry out other actions. Being Android, we have many options to download apps and other types of tools. Of course, a somewhat outdated version, since it opts for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Apart from the tactile response, there are four arrow-type buttons (two on each side of the screen) to move through the books. And a touch button on the bottom surface of the frame to return to the main menu. When it comes to handling the different documents, the truth is that the eReader has responded well, adapting the texts to the screen. In addition, a fundamental detail that should not be missing is that it remembers the last point where we were reading. There is no shortage of options to include annotations in the book, underline or find references in the dictionary or Wikipedia.
Good handling and dimensions
The Energy Sistem eReader Pro HD has a fairly manageable format. It is a slim reader with 8 millimeters thick . It is quite comfortable in handling. For the test, Energy Sistem also left us a book-type cover that fits the reader very well. The truth is that if you buy it, we recommend this accessory (it costs 17 euros in the official store). It protects the device and also does not add much thickness or weight.
Energy Sistem eReader Pro HD photo gallery
All in all, it must be said that it is noticed at times that the Energy Sistem eReader Pro HD is not a powerful reader . Above all, when turning it on. This process takes a little less than a minute , but it can be tedious if what we want is to read during idle times on the subway or a few minutes before going to sleep. It is one of the main buts that we have found in this model.
It should also be taken into account that, by default, the Energy System eReader Pro HD incorporates a catalog of 1,500 books of universal literature (in several languages) . It is a sufficient selection to start with but it is clear that in time we will want more. To do this, you can use different e-book stores or specific apps. But it is true that you can miss having your own store that facilitates this process.
Autonomy, price and opinions
And we enter another of the points that have left us an excellent taste in our mouths. The autonomy. The Energy Sistem eReader Pro HD e-book reader has a 2,800 milliamp battery. According to Energy Sistem, you can hold up to 28 days of use with minimal lighting . We have spent a couple of weeks with occasional readings. And it still has half the battery, which shows its potential. A very different universe from that of smartphones.
The price of the Energy Sistem eReader Pro HD is placed at 150 euros . Without a doubt, an interesting option for those who are looking for a complete ebook reader with extra functions apart from the reading itself. Its few buts are centered on its low power or the fact of not having its own store as such.