Orsio b731 e-book review

Just a couple of days ago, a review of the Sony Reader PRS-700 e-book appeared on the site, and today you can read a review of the new Orsio b731 e-book. The frequency of appearance of reviews of such devices depends only on the number of gadgets available for testing, and we have to agree that there are not so many of them (gadgets). And yet, the fact that new items appear on our pages emphasizes that developers are trying to release new products that may well go from niche devices to ordinary ones.

Delivery set

  • E-book
  • Leather case
  • Charger
  • Headphones
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Sync cable
  • Warranty card

The Orsio b731 e-book does not differ much from its predecessor Orsio b721. The new version used a more powerful Samsung S3C2440 ARM9 processor running at 400 MHz. The book has 64 MB SDRAM (used by the system) and 512 MB NAND Flash (used to store books). Logically, a faster processor and more system memory should noticeably speed up the device. It's in theory. Let's see what happens in practice.

Look and Design

The appearance of the Orsio b731 e-reader has not changed much compared to the b721. The only difference was the change in the color of the strip under the screen - now the strip is blue. The thickness and dimensions of the book remained unchanged (188x118x8.5 mm). This statement is also true for case materials. It's still the same black plastic with a soft-touch coating. Accordingly, the control elements and their location on the case remained the same. On the central panel there is a single five-way control key, on the bottom side there are connectors for connecting the power adapter (Mini USB) and headphones, on the left side side there are four control buttons. On the right side are the player's volume buttons, on top is a memory card slot and a power button.

Together with the book, a leather case is also included in the package. It increases the thickness of the book by almost a centimeter. The book inserted into the case is comparable in thickness to a pack of cigarettes.

The screen diagonal is six inches, supports a resolution of 800x600 pixels and triple grayscale. For reading text, the contrast and screen resolution are quite enough, for viewing photos, support for three gray levels is clearly not enough. For normal perception of text from the screen, the display quality will satisfy the most demanding user, but the pictures are better viewed on another device, the book is clearly not intended for this.

In general https://cars45.co.ke/listing/toyota/harrier to the appearance of claims no. The book in the case looks quite solid and is well suited as a gift.

Supported formats and viewing features

Orsio b731 claims support for HTML, TXT, FB2, RTF, DjVu, PDF, ZIP, JPG, PNG and MP3. Accordingly, all these formats have been tested in practice. As I expected, there were no problems with HTML, TXT, FB2 and RTF support. The device correctly recognizes encodings, integrated graphics for FB2 and RTF are supported. The same formats are also recognized from ZIP archives, so there are no problems when working with the most common text documents.

With DjVu and PDF files, the situation has improved slightly compared to its predecessor (Orsio b721). Now files in these formats are also available for viewing. The only significant disadvantage is the speed of working with large files. If with files of 1-2 MB in size there are practically no problems with rendering pages on the screen, then even a 20 MB file makes the device think for a long time. When opening a 25.5 MB book, I even thought that the book just hung, but the image appeared on the screen after about a minute. Text is displayed at the same speed when turning pages, which in no way contributes to comfortable reading. This behavior of the device is quite strange, because on the PocketBook e-book built on the same operating system, the same files were opened at normal speed. So, in my opinion, these are the shortcomings of the firmware, which the developers still have to work on.

I have already talked about graphic files above - grayscale is enough to examine the contours, but they are not enough to draw a picture in detail.

As for MP3 files, the device plays them, but there were no people at home who wanted to use the book as a music player. So we will consider this feature optional and not very popular.

Battery life

E-ink technology itself provides for the screen to work only at the time the page is drawn. In this case, the battery charge is not wasted on the backlight of the screen. Therefore, it is not surprising that when the battery is fully charged, the battery life approaches 50 hours. The battery charge level is monitored by an indicator at the bottom of the screen. You can charge the book using the adapter included in the package, as an alternative, you can use the USB cable that is also included in the package. When connecting the cable to a PC, you need to specify the mode - synchronization with a PC or battery charge. When connected in sync mode, the internal memory is recognized as an additional drive to which text documents can be dropped. Accordingly, they can also be stored on an external memory card.

Viewability

Like all devices of this type, the Orsio b731 e-reader cannot be classified as a purely mobile gadget. At least its size does not allow you to carry a book in your pocket. The main purpose of the book is to read in an armchair in good light (there is no screen illumination of its own). Accordingly, for those who are used to reading from the screen in transport, the book is unlikely to suit. At the same time, even among my acquaintances there are a lot of people who, in principle, do not read from the screen. And for such users, the Orsio b731 e-book can be a good purchase or a worthy gift. Unfortunately, I do not have the opportunity to put a reader from Sony and an Orsio book next to it. But from the photos provided on the site in Sergey's review, it is clear that the contrast and clarity of the text in Orsio b731 is much higher. The same applies to the Sony touch screen. It is possible that after a short period of time, electronic ink will become color, and screens will become flexible and touch-sensitive. In the meantime, it is better to use devices made on the basis of traditional and proven technology. I assure you that there will be fewer disappointments from unfulfilled expectations. As a result, we have a device that is able to imitate a regular paper book on the screen size, has a two-day battery life and assumes comfortable reading in a comfortable position.

A digression about price

If you received a book as a gift, then its price is completely unimportant to you. Another thing is if it is a completely conscious purchase for yourself. In this case, you absolutely do not want to overpay extra money if competing devices are offered cheaper. And now it's time to remember the Sony Reader PRS 505 and PocketBook 301. The Sony Reader is offered for $400 in Russia or $350 by mail from New York. That is, for approximately 14,000 rubles to the maximum. PocketBook is even cheaper - the standard version (without leather cover) with backlight will cost 12,550 rubles. Delivery within Moscow will cost an additional 250 rubles. That is 13,000 for everything. At the same time, the functionality of the Sony Reader PRS 505 and Orsio b731 is comparable, but a recognizable brand plays for the Sony team, which Orsio cannot yet boast of. PocketBook at a lower price is much faster and copes with large PDF files with a bang. You will say - why do we need PDF/DjVu support, when all progressive mankind has long since switched to FB2? I will answer - these formats are needed by graduate students, masters and other young scientists to read smart books, the purchase of which is not calculated on a scholarship. Therefore, either a library, or a one-time cost for a gadget and then comfortable reading at home. So here Orsio b731 loses in all respects. If the company is going to have significant sales, then without lowering the price, at least to the level of competitors, and taking into account the overall functionality, it is even lower. The adequate price for Orsio b731 lies, in my opinion, in the range of 10-11 thousand rubles, for which the younger model Orsio b721 + is sold. And the 14 thousand who want to get from us is a clear overkill.

Orsio b731 e-book review

Just a couple of days ago, a review of the Sony Reader PRS-700 e-book appeared on the site, and today you can read a review of the new Orsio b731 e-book. The frequency of appearance of reviews of such devices depends only on the number of gadgets available for testing, and we have to agree that there are not so many of them (gadgets). And yet, the fact that new items appear on our pages emphasizes that developers are trying to release new products that can easily move from niche devices to ordinary ones.

Delivery set

  • E-book
  • Leather case
  • Charger
  • Headphones
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Sync cable
  • Warranty card

The Orsio b731 e-reader does not differ much from its predecessor Orsio b721. The new version used a more powerful Samsung S3C2440 ARM9 processor running at 400 MHz. The book has 64 MB SDRAM (used by the system) and 512 MB NAND Flash (used to store books). Logically, a faster processor and more system memory should noticeably speed up the performance of the device. It's in theory. Let's see what happens in practice.

Look and Design

The appearance of the Orsio b731 e-reader has not changed much compared to the b721. The only difference was the change in the color of the strip under the screen - now the strip is blue. The thickness and dimensions of the book remained unchanged (188x118x8.5 mm). This statement is also true for case materials. It's still the same black plastic with a soft-touch coating. Accordingly, the control elements and their location on the case remained the same. On the central panel there is a single five-way control key, on the bottom side there are connectors for connecting the power adapter (Mini USB) and headphones, on the left side side there are four control buttons. On the right side are the player's volume buttons, on top is a memory card slot and a power button.

Together with the book, a leather case is also included in the package. It increases the thickness of the book by almost a centimeter. The book inserted into the case is comparable in thickness to a pack of cigarettes.

The screen diagonal is six inches, supports a resolution of 800x600 pixels and triple grayscale. For reading text, the contrast and screen resolution are quite enough, for viewing photos, support for three gray levels is clearly not enough. For normal perception of text from the screen, the display quality will satisfy the most demanding user, but the pictures are better viewed on another device, the book is clearly not intended for this.

In general https://cars45.co.ke/listing/toyota/harrier to the appearance of claims no. The book in the case looks quite solid and is well suited as a gift.

Supported formats and viewing features

Orsio b731 claims support for HTML, TXT, FB2, RTF, DjVu, PDF, ZIP, JPG, PNG and MP3. Accordingly, all these formats have been tested in practice. As I expected, there were no problems with HTML, TXT, FB2 and RTF support. The device correctly recognizes encodings, integrated graphics for FB2 and RTF are supported. The same formats are also recognized from ZIP archives, so there are no problems when working with the most common text documents.

With DjVu and PDF files, the situation has improved slightly compared to its predecessor (Orsio b721). Now files in these formats are also available for viewing. The only significant disadvantage is the speed of working with large files. If with files of 1-2 MB in size there are practically no problems with rendering pages on the screen, then even a 20 MB file makes the device think for a long time. When opening a 25.5 MB book, I even thought that the book just hung, but the image appeared on the screen after about a minute. Text is displayed at the same speed when turning pages, which in no way contributes to comfortable reading. This behavior of the device is quite strange, because on the PocketBook e-book built on the same operating system, the same files were opened at normal speed. So, in my opinion, these are the shortcomings of the firmware, which the developers still have to work on.

I have already talked about graphic files above - grayscale is enough to examine the contours, but they are not enough to draw a picture in detail.

As for MP3 files, the device plays them, but there were no people at home who wanted to use the book as a music player. So we will consider this feature optional and not very popular.

Battery life

E-ink technology itself provides for the screen to work only at the time the page is drawn. In this case, the battery power is not wasted on the backlight of the screen. Therefore, it is not surprising that when the battery is fully charged, the battery life approaches 50 hours. To control the battery level, use the indicator at the bottom of the screen. You can charge the book using the adapter included in the package, as an alternative, you can use the USB cable also included in the package. When connecting the cable to a PC, you need to specify the mode - synchronization with a PC or battery charge. When connected in sync mode, the internal memory is recognized as an additional drive to which text documents can be dropped. Accordingly, they can be stored on an external memory card.

Viewability

Like all devices of this type, the Orsio b731 e-reader cannot be classified as a purely mobile gadget. At least its size does not allow you to carry a book in your pocket. The main purpose of the book is to read in an armchair in good light (there is no screen illumination of its own). Accordingly, for those who are used to reading from the screen in transport, the book is unlikely to suit. At the same time, even among my acquaintances there are a lot of people who, in principle, do not read from the screen. And for such users, the Orsio b731 e-book can be a good purchase or a worthy gift. Unfortunately, I do not have the opportunity to put a reader from Sony and an Orsio book next to it. But from the photos provided on the site in Sergey's review, it is clear that the contrast and clarity of the text in Orsio b731 is much higher. The same applies to the Sony touch screen. It is possible that after a short period of time, electronic ink will become color, and screens will become flexible and touch-sensitive. In the meantime, it is better to use devices made on the basis of traditional and proven technology. I assure you that there will be fewer disappointments from unfulfilled expectations. As a result, we have a device that is able to imitate a regular paper book on the screen size, has a two-day battery life and assumes comfortable reading in a comfortable position.

A digression about price

If you received a book as a gift, then its price is completely unimportant to you. Another thing is if it is a completely conscious purchase for yourself. In this case, you absolutely do not want to overpay extra money if competing devices are offered cheaper. And now it's time to remember the Sony Reader PRS 505 and PocketBook 301. The Sony Reader is offered for $400 in Russia or $350 by mail from New York. That is, approximately for 14,000 rubles to the maximum. PocketBook is even cheaper - the standard version (without leather cover) with backlight will cost 12,550 rubles. Delivery within Moscow will cost an additional 250 rubles. That is 13,000 for everything. At the same time, the functionality of the Sony Reader PRS 505 and Orsio b731 is comparable, but a recognizable brand plays for the Sony team, which Orsio cannot yet boast of. PocketBook at a lower price is much faster and copes with large PDF files with a bang. You will say - why do we need PDF/DjVu support, when all progressive mankind has long since switched to FB2? I will answer - these formats are needed by graduate students, masters and other young scientists to read smart books, the purchase of which is not calculated on a scholarship. Therefore, either a library, or a one-time cost for a gadget and then comfortable reading at home. So here Orsio b731 loses in all respects. If the company is going to have significant sales, then without lowering the price, at least to the level of competitors, and taking into account the overall functionality, it is even lower. The adequate price for Orsio b731 lies, in my opinion, in the range of 10-11 thousand rubles, for which the younger model Orsio b721 + is sold. And the 14 thousand who want to get from us is a clear overkill.

Orsio b731 e-book review

Just a couple of days ago, a review of the Sony Reader PRS-700 e-book appeared on the site, and today you can read a review of the new Orsio b731 e-book. The frequency of appearance of reviews of such devices depends only on the number of gadgets available for testing, and we have to agree that there are not so many of them (gadgets). And yet, the fact that new items appear on our pages emphasizes that developers are trying to release new products that can easily move from niche devices to ordinary ones.

Delivery set

  • E-book
  • Leather case
  • Charger
  • Headphones
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Sync cable
  • Warranty card

The Orsio b731 e-reader does not differ much from its predecessor Orsio b721. The new version used a more powerful Samsung S3C2440 ARM9 processor running at 400 MHz. The book has 64 MB SDRAM (used by the system) and 512 MB NAND Flash (used to store books). Logically, a faster processor and more system memory should noticeably speed up the performance of the device. It's in theory. Let's see what happens in practice.

Look and Design

The appearance of the Orsio b731 e-reader has not changed much compared to the b721. The only difference was the change in the color of the strip under the screen - now the strip is blue. The thickness and dimensions of the book remained unchanged (188x118x8.5 mm). This statement is also true for case materials. It's still the same black plastic with a soft-touch coating. Accordingly, the control elements and their location on the case remained the same. On the central panel there is a single five-way control key, on the bottom side there are connectors for connecting the power adapter (Mini USB) and headphones, on the left side side there are four control buttons. On the right side are the player's volume buttons, on top is a memory card slot and a power button.

Together with the book, a leather case is also included in the package. It increases the thickness of the book by almost a centimeter. The book inserted into the case is comparable in thickness to a pack of cigarettes.

The screen diagonal is six inches, supports a resolution of 800x600 pixels and triple grayscale. For reading text, the contrast and screen resolution are quite enough, for viewing photos, support for three gray levels is clearly not enough. For normal perception of text from the screen, the display quality will satisfy the most demanding user, but the pictures are better viewed on another device, the book is clearly not intended for this.

In general https://cars45.co.ke/listing/toyota/harrier to the appearance of claims no. The book in the case looks quite solid and is well suited as a gift.

Supported formats and viewing features

Orsio b731 claims support for HTML, TXT, FB2, RTF, DjVu, PDF, ZIP, JPG, PNG and MP3. Accordingly, all these formats have been tested in practice. As I expected, there were no problems with HTML, TXT, FB2 and RTF support. The device correctly recognizes encodings, integrated graphics for FB2 and RTF are supported. The same formats are also recognized from ZIP archives, so there are no problems when working with the most common text documents.

With DjVu and PDF files, the situation has improved slightly compared to its predecessor (Orsio b721). Now files in these formats are also available for viewing. The only significant disadvantage is the speed of working with large files. If with files of 1-2 MB in size there are practically no problems with rendering pages on the screen, then even a 20 MB file makes the device think for a long time. When opening a 25.5 MB book, I even thought that the book just hung, but the image appeared on the screen after about a minute. Text is displayed at the same speed when turning pages, which in no way contributes to comfortable reading. This behavior of the device is quite strange, because on the PocketBook e-book built on the same operating system, the same files were opened at normal speed. So, in my opinion, these are the shortcomings of the firmware, which the developers still have to work on.

I have already talked about graphic files above - grayscale is enough to examine the contours, but they are not enough to draw a picture in detail.

As for MP3 files, the device plays them, but there were no people at home who wanted to use the book as a music player. So we will consider this feature optional and not very popular.

Battery life

E-ink technology itself provides for the screen to work only at the time the page is drawn. In this case, the battery charge is not wasted on the backlight of the screen. Therefore, it is not surprising that when the battery is fully charged, the battery life approaches 50 hours. The battery charge level is monitored by an indicator at the bottom of the screen. You can charge the book using the adapter included in the package, as an alternative, you can use the USB cable that is also included in the package. When connecting the cable to a PC, you need to specify the mode - synchronization with a PC or battery charge. When connected in sync mode, the internal memory is recognized as an additional drive to which text documents can be dropped. Accordingly, they can also be stored on an external memory card.

Viewability

Like all devices of this type, the Orsio b731 e-reader cannot be classified as a purely mobile gadget. At least its size does not allow you to carry a book in your pocket. The main purpose of the book is to read in an armchair in good light (there is no screen illumination of its own). Accordingly, for those who are used to reading from the screen in transport, the book is unlikely to suit. At the same time, even among my acquaintances there are a lot of people who, in principle, do not read from the screen. And for such users, the Orsio b731 e-book can be a good purchase or a worthy gift. Unfortunately, I do not have the opportunity to put a reader from Sony and an Orsio book side by side. But from the photos provided on the site in Sergey's review, it is clear that the contrast and clarity of the text in Orsio b731 is much higher. The same applies to the Sony touch screen. It is possible that after a short period of time, electronic ink will become color, and screens will become flexible and touch-sensitive. In the meantime, it is better to use devices made on the basis of traditional and proven technology. I assure you that there will be fewer disappointments from unfulfilled expectations. As a result, we have a device that is able to imitate a regular paper book on the screen size, has a two-day battery life and assumes comfortable reading in a comfortable position.

A digression about price

If you received a book as a gift, then its price is completely unimportant to you. Another thing is if it is a completely conscious purchase for yourself. In this case, you absolutely do not want to overpay extra money if competing devices are offered cheaper. And now it's time to remember the Sony Reader PRS 505 and PocketBook 301. The Sony Reader is offered for $400 in Russia or $350 by mail from New York. That is, approximately for 14,000 rubles to the maximum. PocketBook is even cheaper - the standard version (without leather cover) with backlight will cost 12,550 rubles. Delivery within Moscow will cost an additional 250 rubles. That is 13,000 for everything. At the same time, the functionality of the Sony Reader PRS 505 and Orsio b731 is comparable, but a recognizable brand plays for the Sony team, which Orsio cannot yet boast of. PocketBook at a lower price is much faster and copes with large PDF files with a bang. You will say - why do we need PDF/DjVu support, when all progressive mankind has long since switched to FB2? I will answer - these formats are needed by graduate students, masters and other young scientists to read smart books, the purchase of which is not calculated on a scholarship. Therefore, either a library, or a one-time cost for a gadget and then comfortable reading at home. So here Orsio b731 loses in all respects. If the company is going to have significant sales, then without lowering the price, at least to the level of competitors, and taking into account the overall functionality, it is even lower. The adequate price for Orsio b731 lies, in my opinion, in the range of 10-11 thousand rubles, for which the younger model Orsio b721 + is sold. And the 14 thousand who want to get from us is a clear overkill.

Orsio b731 e-book review

Just a couple of days ago, a review of the Sony Reader PRS-700 e-book appeared on the site, and today you can read a review of the new Orsio b731 e-book. The frequency of appearance of reviews of such devices depends only on the number of gadgets available for testing, and we have to agree that there are not so many of them (gadgets). And yet, the fact that new items appear on our pages emphasizes that developers are trying to release new products that may well go from niche devices to ordinary ones.

Delivery set

  • E-book
  • Leather case
  • Charger
  • Headphones
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Sync cable
  • Warranty card

The Orsio b731 e-book does not differ much from its predecessor Orsio b721. The new version used a more powerful Samsung S3C2440 ARM9 processor running at 400 MHz. The book has 64 MB SDRAM (used by the system) and 512 MB NAND Flash (used to store books). Logically, a faster processor and more system memory should noticeably speed up the device. It's in theory. Let's see what happens in practice.

Look and Design

The appearance of the Orsio b731 e-reader has not changed much compared to the b721. The only difference was the change in the color of the strip under the screen - now the strip is blue. The thickness and dimensions of the book remained unchanged (188x118x8.5 mm). This statement is also true for case materials. It's still the same black plastic with a soft-touch coating. Accordingly, the control elements and their location on the case remained the same. On the central panel there is a single five-way control key, on the bottom side there are connectors for connecting the power adapter (Mini USB) and headphones, on the left side side there are four control buttons. On the right side are the player's volume buttons, on top is a memory card slot and a power button.

Together with the book, a leather case is also included in the package. It increases the thickness of the book by almost a centimeter. The book inserted into the case is comparable in thickness to a pack of cigarettes.

The screen diagonal is six inches, supports a resolution of 800x600 pixels and triple grayscale. For reading text, the contrast and screen resolution are quite enough, for viewing photos, support for three gray levels is clearly not enough. For normal perception of text from the screen, the display quality will satisfy the most demanding user, but the pictures are better viewed on another device, the book is clearly not intended for this.

In general, https://cars45.co.ke/listing/toyota/harrier, there are no complaints about the appearance. The book in the case looks quite solid and is well suited as a gift.

Generally https://cars45.co.ke/listing/toyota/harrier https://cars45.co.ke/listing/toyota/harrier there are no complaints about the appearance. The book in the case looks quite solid and is well suited as a gift.

Supported formats and viewing features

Orsio b731 claims support for HTML, TXT, FB2, RTF, DjVu, PDF, ZIP, JPG, PNG and MP3. Accordingly, all these formats have been tested in practice. As I expected, there were no problems with HTML, TXT, FB2 and RTF support. The device correctly recognizes encodings, integrated graphics for FB2 and RTF are supported. The same formats are also recognized from ZIP archives, so there are no problems when working with the most common text documents.

With DjVu and PDF files, the situation has improved slightly compared to its predecessor (Orsio b721). Now files in these formats are also available for viewing. The only significant disadvantage is the speed of working with large files. If with files of 1-2 MB in size there are practically no problems with rendering pages on the screen, then even a 20 MB file makes the device think for a long time. When opening a 25.5 MB book, I even thought that the book just hung, but the image appeared on the screen after about a minute. Text is displayed at the same speed when turning pages, which in no way contributes to comfortable reading. This behavior of the device is quite strange, because on the PocketBook e-book built on the same operating system, the same files were opened at normal speed. So, in my opinion, these are the shortcomings of the firmware, which the developers still have to work on.

I have already talked about graphic files above - grayscale is enough to examine the contours, but they are not enough to draw a picture in detail.

As for MP3 files, the device plays them, but there were no people at home who wanted to use the book as a music player. So we will consider this feature optional and not very popular.

Battery life

E-ink technology itself provides for the screen to work only at the time the page is drawn. In this case, the battery charge is not wasted on the backlight of the screen. Therefore, it is not surprising that when the battery is fully charged, the battery life approaches 50 hours. The battery charge level is monitored by an indicator at the bottom of the screen. You can charge the book using the adapter included in the package, as an alternative, you can use the USB cable that is also included in the package. When connecting the cable to a PC, you need to specify the mode - synchronization with a PC or battery charge. When connected in sync mode, the internal memory is recognized as an additional drive to which text documents can be dropped. Accordingly, they can also be stored on an external memory card.

Viewability

Like all devices of this type, the Orsio b731 e-reader cannot be classified as a purely mobile gadget. At least its size does not allow you to carry a book in your pocket. The main purpose of the book is to read in an armchair in good light (there is no screen illumination of its own). Accordingly, for those who are used to reading from the screen in transport, the book is unlikely to suit. At the same time, even among my acquaintances there are a lot of people who, in principle, do not read from the screen. And for such users, the Orsio b731 e-book can be a good purchase or a worthy gift. Unfortunately, I do not have the opportunity to put a reader from Sony and an Orsio book next to it. But from the photos provided on the site in Sergey's review, it is clear that the contrast and clarity of the text in Orsio b731 is much higher. The same applies to the Sony touch screen. It is possible that after a short period of time, electronic ink will become color, and screens will become flexible and touch-sensitive. In the meantime, it is better to use devices made on the basis of traditional and proven technology. I assure you that there will be fewer disappointments from unfulfilled expectations. As a result, we have a device that is able to imitate a regular paper book on the screen size, has a two-day battery life and assumes comfortable reading in a comfortable position.

A digression about price

If you received a book as a gift, then its price is completely unimportant to you. Another thing is if it is a completely conscious purchase for yourself. In this case, you absolutely do not want to overpay extra money if competing devices are offered cheaper. And now it's time to remember the Sony Reader PRS 505 and PocketBook 301. The Sony Reader is offered for $400 in Russia or $350 by mail from New York. That is, approximately for 14,000 rubles to the maximum. PocketBook is even cheaper - the standard version (without leather cover) with backlight will cost 12,550 rubles. Delivery within Moscow will cost an additional 250 rubles. That is 13,000 for everything. At the same time, the functionality of the Sony Reader PRS 505 and Orsio b731 is comparable, but a recognizable brand plays for the Sony team, which Orsio cannot yet boast of. PocketBook at a lower price is much faster and copes with large PDF files with a bang. You will say - why do we need PDF/DjVu support, when all progressive mankind has long since switched to FB2? I will answer - these formats are needed by graduate students, masters and other young scientists to read smart books, the purchase of which is not calculated on a scholarship. Therefore, either a library, or a one-time cost for a gadget and then comfortable reading at home. So here Orsio b731 loses in all respects. If the company is going to have significant sales, then without lowering the price, at least to the level of competitors, and taking into account the overall functionality, it is even lower. The adequate price for Orsio b731 lies, in my opinion, in the range of 10-11 thousand rubles, for which the younger model Orsio b721 + is sold. And the 14 thousand who want to get from us is a clear overkill.