Prestigio PER3072B e-book reader – review

Prestigio PER3072B is a cheap e-book reader with a 7 inch TFT screen and the ability to display photos and videos, and listening to music. It supports a multitude of text and multimedia formats. It has 2GB of internal memory and supports MicroSD cards up to 32GB. How well does it perform its intended function?

 

 

Screen

The screen size is 7 inch and the resolution of 800 × 600, enough for comfortable reading. Angle of visibility of the screen are also eligible, but due to the fact that the screen uses TFT technology, which is also glossy , do not expect to read outdoors.

Prestigio PER3072B

Prestigio PER3072B

Reading and zoom

When reading epub format is possible to change the font size and with pdf format, zoom can be used (per page, by length, by height, S, M, L and select the zoom). Will be focused on the pdf format because the epub format reader does everything right. Pdf of the book is best to read in landscape mode. Mostly I use the setting “at length” but it depends on the appearance of pdf file. Turning the pages and zoom is pretty quick if you don’t have too many graphics in the books, in which case, reader sometimes takes 4-5 seconds to turn page.

PER3072B_screen_landscape_pdf.jpg

Pdf reading in landscape mod

Ports & body

The keys respond quickly to the pressure, but they are a little too hard. The entire device is made of plastic, there is no grinding on pressure, but device has a “cheap” feeling. Ports are as follows: 3.5mm (headphone jack), MiniUSB (for charging and PC connection) and MicroSD. All ports are located on the bottom of the device, next to them is also key for powering device. Loading book to the reader is only possible via the USB cable, which is the biggest downside to this device.

PER3072B_bottom

Prestigio PER3072B - bottom

Battery

Battery reading is around 10 hours, as it was declared, and decreases if you use some of the multimedia features, primarily video and music. Video can be viewed only in landscape mode. While reading G-sensor rotates the display automatically depending on how you hold the device.

Conclusion: Prestigio PER3072B is a good choice considering the price. The positive sides are his screen resolution and battery life. Bad sides are glossy screen (outdoor), weight and lack of wireless connectivity.

Specifications:

Screen 7-inch (17,8 cm), u boji, 800 x 600, glossy
CPU Rockchip RK2729 ARM9, 560 MHz
Dimensions 195 x 145 x 13 mm
Weight 375 g
Internal memory 2 GB
Memory card
MicroSD
Text formats txt, html, pdb, fb2, pdf, epub
Picture formats jpeg, gif, png, bmp
Audio formats wma, aac, wav, ogg, mp3
Video formats 3gp, flv, mp4, mpg, vob, avi, rm, rmvb, wmv, mov, mkv
Dodaci Multimedia player
Radio link Ne
Battery 10 h
Compatibility Windows, Apple
Package strujni adapter, slušalice, torbica, USB kabel
Price around 120$

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