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Advice On E-book Readers Please?

Postby Abhayananda » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:46 pm

I'm looking for

- Pdf compatability as most scientific journals come in this format.

- Newspaper subscription would be a bonus but not a requisite

- Access to big online store such as the kindle (or anything similar)

- Some kind of Wireless connectivity (so i can shop for books on the go)

- Possibly the ability to annotate (an uber bonus!!!)

- Must be able to display pictures (as again alot of my reading is scientific journals - colour would be a bonus)

- Decent memory

-Back up/syncing with laptop compatibility

Is there a device that meets most if not all of my needs and do you have any general advice?
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Advice On E-book Readers Please?

Postby Alfie » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:47 am

My guess is that you'll need an actual laptop; I don't think any of the current ebook readers do all of that, exactly.

However, http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_R... is a big chart of e-Ink readers, and http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_R... is a comparison chart of LCD displays. Of them, only 1 has a color display; I don't know how much that affects your decision.

The iRex Digital Reader sounds closest to what you're looking for, but I'm not sure it's got all those features. (I have a Sony Reader and am much less certain of the features of all the other ebook readers.) The iRex readers may not have access to "a store," but they do have wifi, and probably can download from any standard ebook store.

Most ebook readers can read PDFs--poorly. PDFs that are formatted for letter-size paper or even book-sized (generally A5 or so) are big for the ebook readers, so they either show up with very tiny text, or are reformatted, which can lose things like charts or pictures.

The forums at Mobileread.com can probably help you find out what's available, and if there's a device or a selection of them that suits you.
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Postby Saxan » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:08 pm

Kindle: Amazon's Wireless Reading Device

Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.


Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no syncing.


Wireless connectivity enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle?whether you?re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or in bed.


Buy a book and it is auto-delivered wirelessly in less than one minute.


More than 200,000 books available, including more than 100 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers.


New York Times® Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.


Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.


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 1000 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.


Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.


Holds over 200 titles.


Long battery life. 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.


Unlike WiFi, Kindle utilizes the same high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced cell phones?so you never have to locate a hotspot.


No monthly wireless bills, service plans, or commitments?we take care of the wireless delivery so you can simply click, buy, and read.


Includes free wireless access to the planet's most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia?Wikipedia.org.


Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.


Included in the box: Kindle wireless reader, Book cover, Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable

reference: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FI7...
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