Pocketbook Basic Lux 4 : not so new... But cheap !

Author: Nicolas ᚚ

Pocketbook Basic Lux 4

Pocketbook is redoubling its efforts to bring out new ereaders, and it's only logical that the manufacturer should go for an entry-level model with the Pocketbook Basic Lux 4.

The Pocketbook Basic Lux 4 is, as its name suggests, a reader aimed at the less affluent or those who want to treat themselves to an affordable ereader, to see if reading an ebook on a e-reader is as great as people on the Internet say it is (spoiler: yes, it's great!).

So this e-reader has a 6-inch electronic ink touch screen, lighting (without color temperature adjustment / blue light filter) and a case that also offers buttons - which is pretty handy.

The screen used is e-ink with a pixel density of 212 PPI. There's also 8 GB of storage memory and a USB-C port.

To put it plainly, this e-reader offers most of the functionalities of the Pocketbook Verse, without the option of using the blue light filter for good night-time reading.

This Pocketbook Basic Lux 4 ereader now has a USB-C port. This is a more reliable charging port that enables faster battery charging. But apart from this point, there's also little difference from the previous Basic Lux 3.

On paper, this new offering from Pocketbook is rather disappointing, given that the Pocketbook Verse is available here with more features for only $20 more.

Pocketbook Basic Lux 4

pocketbook basic lux 4

6" e-reader - 758 x 1024 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: EPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF


Here are the full specifications of the Pocketbook Basic Lux 4 e-reader:

  • 6-inch E-Ink display - 758 x 1024 pixels (212 PPI)
  • Lighting
  • Touch screen
  • 8 GB ebook storage
  • Wifi
  • USB-C port
  • Supported ebook formats: EPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF
  • 155 grams

Interestingly, this is Pocketbook's 5th new product in recent months. This Pocketbook Basic Lux 4 follows the announcements of the Pocketbook Inkpad 4, Pocketbook Inkpad Color 2, Pocketbook Viva and Pocketbook Era.

Pocketbook is thus refreshing its wide range of e-readers, and we can bet that other models will follow in the months to come.

The price is around $109 for this model, which is already available on a few websites.

The Pocketbook Basic Lux 4 also has the advantage of offering physical buttons for turning pages and navigating menus, which can be a real plus for people who specifically want this.

On paper, however, this e-reader doesn't offer much, and its release looks more like a marketing operation to offer a new model at low cost.

But if you want the most affordable ereader on the market, this Pocketbook Basic Touch Lux 4 is a great choice.

eReader : Pocketbook Basic Lux 4
Pocketbook Basic Lux 4
Imagepocketbook basic lux 4
Screen size6"
Resolution758 x 1024 pixels
Storage8 GB
Pen / StylusNo
SD cardNo
Blue light filterNo
Link (where to buy?)

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