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Y-Ben P60L 6-inch e-reader

Y-Ben P60L 6-inch e-reader

Regular price $119.99 USD
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Y-Ben has just released their first e-reader. This is a basic, entry level model. It is running Android and a customized operating system. There are physical page turn buttons on the left and right side of the screen. It is meant to compete against the Pocketbook Basic and is retailing for $119.99.

The Y-Ben P60L features a six-inch E INK Carta HD e-paper touchscreen panel with a resolution of with 1024x768 with 212 PPI. It is made of aluminum and has a front-lit display and a color temperature system. The body is black on the front and the back. The screen is sunken, which actually makes text pop a little bit more, since there is no layer of glass, reflecting the light.

Underneath the hood is a ROCKCHIP RK2818, ARM+DSP,600MHz processor, 128MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. This is pretty paltry for storing your ebooks, luckily there is an SD card that is capable of an additional 32GB. There is no Bluetooth or wireless internet of any kind on this device, which might not be great for consumers, but excellent for business or military environments. There is a Micro USB port, which is used for physically transferring documents from a computer to the reader or charging. Speaking of charging, it is powered by a 1200 mAh battery, which should be good for 3-4 weeks of constant usage. The dimensions are 164mm x 116mm x 8.4mm and weighs 160g.

The only way that you are going to read digital books is if you sideload them onto the Y-Ben. It supports CHM, DOC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, MOBI, PDB, PDF,RTF, and TXT. These are older formats with no advanced typography. It looks like this is a dark mode that the e-reader supports and there are a few different refresh modes that should help with page turn speed. It has an Android OS, but you can't sideload apps.

The P60L is actually a pretty excellent little e-reader and it is nice to see more entrants into the market.
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