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MEEBOOK P78 PRO INFO & SPECS

This is an objective information page for the Meebook P78 Pro e-ink tablet, with details of hardware and software specs, features, and capabilities. 

My subjective review can be found here.

DATASHEET

PRODUCTMEEBOOK P78 PRO
Specs & ratings infoMEEBOOK P78 PRO
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Price (approx)$330
ManufacturerMeebook
Release year2022
SCREENMEEBOOK P78 PRO
Screen typeCarta HD
Screen size7.8"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 1872
Screen density (B/W)300dpi
Colour
Screen resolution (Colour)n/a
Screen density (Colour)n/a
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
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HARDWAREMEEBOOK P78 PRO
CPU1.8 GHz quad-core
RAM3Gb
Storage32Gb
Battery3200mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width138mm
Height197.2mm
Thickness8mm
Weight267g
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SOFTWAREMEEBOOK P78 PRO
Operating systemAndroid 11
Google Play Store
Kindle support
Handwriting search
Handwriting conversion
Insert shapes
Insert images
Split screen
Custom templates
No. templates20+
Brush typesFountain Pen, Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, Marker
Screen share
ADE support
File formatsPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, TXT, HTML, FB2, CBR, CBZ, MOBI, PRC, DJVU, RTF, PRC
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3
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PRODUCTMEEBOOK P78 PRO

BEST FOR…?

Anyone looking for an inexpensive Android e-reader with basic note-taking capabilities.

HARDWARE

  • 1.8GHz quad-core CPU and 3GB RAM
  • 7.8″ (A6-sized) screen with resolution of 1404×1872 (300dpi)
  • 32 GB of local storage space
  • 3200mAh Internal battery
  • Frontlight (both warm and cold light can be adjusted)
  • Micro-SD card slot for extra storage
  • Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Integrated speakers and microphone
  • USB-C for charging and additional hardware expansion via an OTG connector (Flash drive etc.)
  • Capacitive (touch-sensitive) button on bottom bevel that serves as a ‘Back’ button

STYLUS

  • The Meebook Active Capacitive Pen is NOT included with the tablet – it must be bought separately
  • The Meebook Pen has two buttons on the shaft for stroke erasing and selection erasing
  • Neither the Meebook tablet nor the pen is magnetic, so the pen cannot attach to the tablet magnetically
  • The Meebook pen has a hard nib, which does not appear to wear down or need replacing
  • The Meebook Pen requires a single AAAA (Quadruple A) battery, which is included
  • The Meebook uses Active Capacitive technology for writing
  • The stylus supports some pressure sensitivity
  • The Meebook Pen does not use Wacom EMR technology, so other Wacom-compatible pens cannot be used.
  • Similarly, the Meebook Pen cannot be used with other e-ink tablets

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Android 11
  • Basic Android interface with tabs at the bottom for ‘Notepad’ (your notebooks), ‘Read’ (your book library), and ‘Apps’ (installed apps)
  • Top toolbar has icons for Home, Back, Screen refresh, Frontlight, Wifi, Battery, Time, and Task switcher.
  • A swipe down from the top brings up several additional settings, including the option to change the screen refresh rate to A2 mode, which provides a better experience for some applications (e.g web browsing)
  • Native apps that are built into the O/S are:
    • Notepad – Digital notetaking app
    • MEE OS Reader – Reading and annotation app
  • Full access to the Google Play store, so any Android app can be installed.
  • Performance of Android apps can be variable because most will not have been optimised for the lower refresh rates of e-ink screens

FILE TRANSFERS

  • Notebooks can be exported as PDF, PNG or HTML file formats
  • Notebooks on the local Meebook tablet, to the Youdao cloud or to another device via a QR code
  • The Meebook P78 Pro has support for Google Drive, Baidu and Dropbox cloud drives – this means files can be copied between the local system and the cloud (however there is no native method of file synchronisation between the two)
  • As there is access to the Google Play Store, there are also options to connect to other clouds using third-party apps.
  • Files can be transferred to and from the Meebook over local WiFi via the tablet’s in-built web server.
  • Files can be transferred to and from the Meebook via a USB cable
  • Files can be transferred to and from the Meebook via the MicroSD card slot

READING & ANNOTATING

  • MEE OS Reader is Meebook’s native reading and annotation app
  • MEE OS Reader can be used to open and annotate several file formats including PDF, EPUB, MOBI, DJVU, CBR, CBZ, TXT, DOC, HTML, FB2, RTF and PRC
  • Meebook does not have native support for DRM-protected files, however, you can download an alternative e-reader from the Google Play Store (e.g. Kindle, Kobo etc.)
  • However, third-party reading apps do not support handwritten annotation
  • Handwritten annotations can be saved in several file formats for viewing on your Meebook, however, only annotations using the PDF file format can be saved/exported for viewing on other devices
  • The Meebook P78 Pro also supports opening MP3 files with their audio player – other audio apps (such as Audible) can also be installed
  • The Meebook P78 Pro supports split-screen view so, for example, you can have a book on the left and a notepad on the right

DIGITAL NOTE-TAKING

  • Notebooks are stored in a flat structure with no folder/subfolder hierarchy (although you can search for notebooks)
  • Meebook Notepad is the native note-taking app
  • Notes are organised using multi-page notepads. Notepads can be organised with folders.
  • Brushes include Fountain Pen, Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, and Highlighter. There is also an eraser.
  • There are also tools to draw straight lines, rectangles, circles, and triangles
  • The lasso selection tool allows elements (such as handwriting and shapes) to be moved, resized, and copied
  • There is no layer support, but there is a selection of 20 templates to choose from, including blank page, lined, squared, and todo list.
  • Typed text and images can be inserted into notes
  • There is no handwriting recognition

CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • The Meebook brand was created by the Chinese company HAOQING Technology Co Ltd
  • Haoqing was formed by the executives of another Chinese company (Boyue) that went out of business – the Meebook is based on the Boyue Likebook
  • Meebook’s customer support is very difficult to get hold of (they don’t even have much of a website)
  • It is difficult to get support if there are any hardware defects (it will usually be a return to the reseller)
  • Meebook does not release regular firmware updates

BUYING OPTIONS

  • The only online presence of Meebook is haoqingtech.com and their Facebook page (facebook.com/BoyueLikebook)
  • There are several distributors of the Meebook P78, however, the best bet is usually AMAZON because of their 30-day return policy

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About the author

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Dan Dutton is passionate about E-ink writing tablets, which bring together the pleasure of writing on paper with the power of digital technology. When he bought his first tablet, he realised that there wasn't a lot of unbiased information available for people that were considering buying an E-ink tablet, and so he built eWritable.