Kindle VS Hanlin eReader V9 – Comparison

The following is a detail comparison between the Hanlin eReader V9 and kindle.


Hanlin eReader V9



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  • 10 Inch “electronic paper” display
  • 825 x 1200 pixel resolution
  • 4-level gray scale
  • Uses E Ink® – technology. The result is a reading experience that’s similar to paper .
  • 6 inch diagonal electrophoretic –electronic-paper display
  • 600 x 800 pixel resolution.
  • 4-level gray scale
  • Uses E Ink® – for sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper


  • 255.8mm(L) x 173.5mm(W) x 14.3mm(H)
  • 134.5 mm (L) x 190 mm (W) x 18 mm (H)

Computer Requirement

  • From the PC you download selected content into your Hanlin reader via USB cable
  • Requires computer to purchase and download content when not in a wireless coverage area


  • Adobe® PDF
  • TXT
  • DOC
  • HTML
  • WOLF
  • CHM
  • JPG
  • ZIP
  • RAR
  • Images
  • Optional: customization to support customer specific content format.
  • Microsoft Word (.DOC)
  • Structured HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
  • JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG)
  • GIF (.GIF)
  • PNG (.PNG)
  • BMP (.BMP)
  • PDF (experimental )
  • Text (.txt)
  • Amazon Kindle (.azw),
  • Unprotected Mobipocket books (.prc, .mobi)
  • Audible Audio books (.aa)
  • MP3 Music files (.mp3).


  • 64MB Nand Flash
  • SD/MMC card – Support 2GB capability


· No wireless connectivity

  • Download content directly the PC.
  • Use USB cable to transfer content from your computer to reader.
  • Use EVDO/CDMA Wireless connectivity to shop the Kindle store and download ebooks (only if you are in a wireless coverage area)
  • Download ebooks from Online Kindle store to your computer
  • Use USB cable to transfer content to your Kindle (If you are not in a coverage area).

Content Delivery Time

  • As fast as internet connection and USB cable transfer will allow.
  • Less than a minute when done wirelessly.
  • In non-wireless area, its as fast as internet connection and USB cable transfer will allow.


  • No mention of content store associated with the company.
  • It is therefore assumed that any content that is accessible on your computer in compatible format can be downloaded to the Hanlin V9 form the computer via USB cable.
  • Note there are numerous content sites available on the internet, some paid others free.

  • More than 90,000 books available, including more than 95 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers and all New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly
  • Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly
  • More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN’s Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post—all updated wirelessly throughout the day.
  • Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.
  • Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.


  • 320 g
  • 289 g


  • Internal memory – 32MB holds up to approximately 28 books at a time
  • Internal memory – 180MB(for content) holds over 200 books, magazines, newspaper, and blogs at a time

Power Supply

  • AC Power adapter
  • Li-ION 950 mAH Rechargeable battery
  • Goes a month without recharging – with an average of about 300 pages of reading per day.

  • AC Power adapter
  • Long Life Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery.
  • Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day.
  • Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging.
  • Fully recharges in 2 hours.

Wireless Fees

  • none
  • Free wireless


  • Operating Temp:0 ºC to 40 ºC
  • Storage Temp : -25 ºC to 55 ºC (without rechargeable battery)
  • Operating Temp: 0 ºC to 35 ºC
  • Storage Temp: -10 ºC to 45 ºC

Supplied Accessories

  • Battery Charger
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Earphone
  • Battery
  • Hand band
  • Book cover
  • Power adapter
  • USB 2.0 cable


Display: Hanlin – much larger display(10 inches vs 6 inches). Both uses the same electronic paper display.

Length – Hanlin V9 is longer
Width – Kindle is wider
Height – Hanlin is thinner

Computer Requirement
Hanlin – Assume to be needed for content download on the Hanlin V9, since there is no mention of wireless capability.
Kindle – Needed only when not in wireless coverage area for Kindle.

Kindle – CHM, WOL, XEB, CHEM, and RAR formats not covered
Hanlin- JPEG, GIF, BMP, PRC, MOBI, AZW, AA, and MP3 formats not covered (offers customization for unsupported formats)
All other formats are equal.

Kindle offers additional storage up to 4 GB, Hanlin V9 up to 2 GB.

Hanlin – No wireless connectivity
Kindle – Wireless connectivity when in coverage area.

Content Delivery Time
Hanlin – depends on internet speed
Kindle – less than one minute in wireless coverage areas

Hanlin – No mention of content. It is assumed that content can be download from computer from various sources as long as it satisfies the compatible formats.
Kindle – Numberous content available from the Amazon Kindle store including book, magazines, blogs, Newspaper, plus content from other sites with compatible formats.

Kindle weighs a lot less

Kindle holds a lot more books in internal memory, but both are equal in expansion capacity.

Power Supply
Hanlin – read for a month at a rate of 300 pages per day on a full charge
Kindle – Read for a week on full charge, no specific per day rate.

Hanlin – capable of operating in more extreme temperatures than Kindle

Wireless Fees
Kindle offer wireless service without associated fee while Hanlin offers no wireless service thus no fee.

Supplied Accessories
Hanlin- include more accessories.

When compared to the Amazon Kindle, the Hanlin V9 is larger, does not offer wireless access to content, is heavier, holds less books in memory, and does not offer a content source that’s associated with the parent company.

That said, I think Kindle is a better buy.

Note: The Hanlin V9 is not much different form the Hanlin V3. The only noticeable difference is the size of the display screen-which is much larger for the V9 plus the number of compatible formats- which is more for the V3. Otherwise, all other features are pretty much the same. One more thing – I don’t understand the reasoning behind the larger screen and the reduction in the number of compatible formats. To me, the V9 has taken a step backwards relative to it predecessor the V3.

More comparison later…Kindle vs Hanlin eReader V9C


2 Responses

  1. Where did you obtain a copy of Hanlin eRedaer V9 ?


  2. for people that have to read scientific articles and books a bigger screen is a must. I wouldn’t buy amazon’s product bc it’s just too small for my needs.

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