The PocketBook company presented another novelty PocketBook 740 Color, which became the world’s first electronic reader with the latest 7.8-inch E Ink new Kaleido color screen capable of displaying 4096 colors. The model differs from another color reader of the PocketBook 633 Color brand in the screen size (7.8 inches versus 6 inches), which is more suitable for reading comics, magazines and other illustrated literature.
E Ink new Kaleido is an advanced ePaper E Ink Print Color technology that uses an advanced color filter to brighten and saturate colors and whiten the page background. At the same time, the innovative E Ink new Kaleido screen retained all the properties of the E Ink technology: it is energy efficient, safe for eyes and does not glare in the sun. At the same time, the clarity of black and white text remains high thanks to the screen resolution of 1404 × 1872 pixels (300 DPI).
The backlight of the PocketBook 740 Color screen allows you to read in any light and at any time of the day. In addition, backlighting performs another important function in all color screen readers. E Ink new Kaleido uses a combination of monochrome panel and color filter to give the e-page a cool touch. Using the backlight even at the lowest brightness level helps optimize the optical performance of the screen.
PocketBook 740 Color plays files in six popular audio formats (M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, MP3.ZIP), which will be appreciated by lovers of audiobooks. Special attention should be paid to the Text-to-Speech function, with the help of which any text file can be read out in one of 16 available languages. Thanks to Bluetooth technology, the reader can be connected to wireless headphones or an audio system in the car. In addition to audio formats, the device can open files in 23 of the most popular formats: 19 book and 4 graphic, which guarantees comfortable reading of almost any content without the need for conversion: books, magazines, textbooks, non-fiction, professional literature, comics, etc.
The PocketBook 740 Color reader is equipped with 16 GB of internal memory, a slot for microSD cards up to 32 GB, and a USB Type C connector for charging and connecting headphones via the supplied 3.5 mm audio adapter. Despite its large screen, PocketBook 740 Color weighs only 225g, making it one of the lightest 7.8-inch readers in the world.
Pre-orders for PocketBook 740 Color reader in Moon Silver color already open, it will go on retail sale in March this year at a price of 8599 UAH.
Features of the PocketBook 740 Color reader:
|Screen type||E Ink new Kaleido™|
|Screen resolution||1404 × 1872 (grayscale)
468 × 624 (color)
|Screen diagonal||7.8 “(19.8 cm.)|
|Number of colors||16 (grayscale)
|CPU||Dual core (2×1 Ггц)|
|Built-in memory||16 GB*|
|Battery||2900 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer)|
|USB connector||USB Type-C|
|Memory card slot||microSD up to 32 GB|
|Platform (OS)||Linux 3.10.65|
|E-book formats (no conversion)||ACSM, CBR, CBZ, CHM, DJVU, DOC, DOCX, EPUB, EPUB(DRM), FB2, FB2.ZIP, HTM, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PDF (DRM), PRC, RTF, TXT|
|Image formats||JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF|
|Audio formats||MP3, OGG (via USB Type-C adapter and Bluetooth)|
|Audio book formats||M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, MP3.ZIP (via USB Type-C adapter and Bluetooth)|
|Scoring text with voice||Russian (15 additional languages available for free download on pocketbook.ch)|
|Dictionaries||English-Russian (Korolev), Webster’s 1913, English-Russian (PocketBook), German-Russian (PocketBook)|
|Online services||PocketBook Cloud, ReadRate, Dropbox PocketBook, Книги по email|
|Applications||RSS News, Scribble, Library, Browser, Gallery, Calculator, Bookstore, Klondike, Vocabulary, Sudoku, Chess, Notes|
|The size||195 x 136.5 x 8 mm.|
|Available colors||Moon Silver|
|Equipment||E-book, USB Type-C cable, USB Type-C audio adapter, quick start guide, warranty|