hi i bought an aluratek libre at frys for 149.99. It was on sale a month ago but I just checked the website and now it is 159.99 down from 169.99 So far I really like it but it took awhile to figure out how to remove drm from books so I can read them on it.
I haven't tried it but I've read on these forums that you can basically put the ectaco firmware on it (because they are basically the same device). I think this might be good if you are concerned about possible ectaco drm support in the future. Also I think the aluratek firmware is basically the same as the current ectaco firmware.
I don't think ectaco has drm support yet.
The aluratek brand seems rather generic so I'm not sure if they will be having drm support but its possible. I hope this helps you make a decision. If you look up aluratek in these forums you will learn more about how to reflash it with ectaco firmware and etc.
Last edited by hamfitz; 11-23-2009 at 04:37 PM.