Pocketbook Inkpad 4 : one of the best new e-reader of 2023

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Pocketbook lifts the veil on the new 7.8-inch reader: Pocketbook Inkpad 4. It is the replacement of the Inkpad 3.

pocketbook inkpad 4 e-reader

This e-reader comes after more than 4 years of good and loyal service for the Inkpad 3, a e-reader that has been a great success thanks to its beautiful 7.8-inch e-ink screen and its text-to-speech function that make it a very comfortable reading device.

But, we must admit that technology has evolved and it was time for Pocketbook to bring something new and fresh to this model.

Presentation of the Pocketbook Inkpad 4

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Pocketbook has totally redesigned the reader with a new case design that still offers buttons under the screen. These buttons allow a faster navigation to return to the library and to turn the pages.

The screen has been updated and now offers a better contrast and a refresh rate 20% higher than the previous generation. It is an E Ink Carta screen of 1404 x 1872 pixels (300 PPP - pixels per inch) that displays 1200 levels of gray!

The screen is tactile with a lighting that allows you to adjust the color temperature to limit eye fatigue and the harmful effects of blue light on your eyes.

A sensor automatically orients the display to switch to landscape or portrait mode. There's also a more current USB-C port for fast charging and better reliability.

Pocketbook has not skimped on the reading of audio books since the Inkpad 4 reader is equipped with a small speaker and a Bluetooth connection to connect speakers or wireless headphones.

We still have the text-to-speech function that allows you to transform an ebook into an audio book with an integrated software. A feature that will be very appreciated by people who have a visual disability (see the full article on this topic here).

Specifications of the Pocketbook Inkpad 4

pocketbook inkpad 4 e-reader

Here are the technical specifications of this e-reader:

  • Carta 1200 screen 1404 x 1872 pixels, 300 PPP
  • Lighting with color temperature control
  • 1ghz dual core processor (which seems on paper faster than the previous generation)
  • 1GB of RAM memory
  • 32 GB of storage
  • Bluetooth
  • Speaker
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 134mm x 8mm
  • Weight 265 grams (rather light for this large size)
  • Audio compatibility: MP3, OGG, M4A
  • Compatibility with ebook formats: AZW, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, FB2, CBR, CBZ, HTML, PDF, RTF and RXT (compatible with Adobe DRM)

As for the previous model, the large screen of almost 8 inches and the compatibility with CBR and CBZ comic book formats should make it the reader of choice for digital manga lovers.

Pocketbook Inkpad 4: one of the best new products of 2023

pocketbook inkpad 4 e-reader

The Pocketbook Inkpad 4 comes at the right time after the release of the 6.8-inch Kindle Paperwhite and the Kobo Libra 2 with its 7-inch screen. Pocketbook offers an alternative that seems convincing for readers who are always looking for more comfort.

The Pocketbook Inkpad 4 will be available in May 2023 for about $250.