Toshiba BookPlace Mono

Display type: 
6" 758x1024 E Ink

The Bookplace Mono is a budget E Ink e-reader for the Japanese market. It features a 6" (758x1024) E Ink display, a 800Mhz CPU, Wi-Fi, 4GB of internal memory, a microSD slot and a USB port.

Toshiba BookPlace Mono photo

The Bookplace Mono is currently available for ¥9800 (around $100) as a special launch price, bundled with some books. The price will climb to ¥13,500 (around $150) soon.


I just had my first experience with the Toshiba Book Place (and a Toshiba laptop) yesterday. I am so NOT impressed. There are multiple comments on the Toshiba community boards about how Toshiba 'help' is unresponsive to issues - both about the hardware and the Book Place. Given the number of hoops I had to jump through in order to get a free copy of Windows 8 for Dummies, and the massively inflated prices I saw listed on books ($4-5 above list prices for ebooks elsewhere), I would not go anywhere near this device.

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