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Best device to read PDF books? by alegator on 11-16-2010 at 04:16 AM
I want a device with a large screen (as big as possible to ease reading), that will display PDF files in a user friendly format so I can read/study from my collection of science PDF books.I usually have a pen and paper to work/study as I read from the device. It has to be a portable device, yet display the PDF in a big size. What device can you suggest? Of course a notebook can be used, but it's not as comfortable as a tablet like the Kindle. However, I read that the Kindle sometimes has some trouble displaying PDF's. Also, it'd be nice to be able to plug the device to AC power for long study sessions.Any suggestions? Thanks.
RE: Best device to read PDF books? by Adeptus on 11-16-2010 at 04:40 AM
Me too. I have been thinking I could use something like that, but I am not interested in buying content through amazon.com, iTunes, etc. -- virtually all of the stuff I'd want to read on it would be PDF or text files.
RE: RE: Best device to read PDF books? by alegator on 11-16-2010 at 06:04 AM
quote:As far as I know, the Kindle can read pdf's not necessarily bought at their store, or am I wrong?
RE: Best device to read PDF books? by Menthix on 11-16-2010 at 09:04 AM
On a sidenote: You probably wouldn't ever have to plug in a Kindle (as long as you check it at home every once in a while). The kindle uses e-ink which only uses power when you change the page, not when looking at a static page/image. But this technology is also limited to being monochrome and a fairly low resolution. It is good for reading text and basic images. But if you have books with a lot of images or even photos it is less desirable. A real tablet gives you high resolution and allows you to do a lot more than just view books, but the battery will last a lot shorter.
RE: Best device to read PDF books? by CookieRevised on 11-16-2010 at 12:51 PM
Personaly I would go for a tablet PC in that case. More expensive than some of the Kindle devices or its alternatives, but you can do so much more...
RE: Best device to read PDF books? by alegator on 11-16-2010 at 03:16 PM
Thanks Menthix and Cookie. I found this nice forum:
RE: Best device to read PDF books? by bambapill on 01-06-2011 at 08:43 PM
kindle!!! without a doubt!!!