Well guys its that time again, let's show the plebs that they are reading manga on the wrong device again.
can you watch anime on that thing?
Is a kindle a good e-reader for mangos?
>let's show the plebs that they are reading manga on the wrong device again.
is this some sort of reverse psychology gimmick, where you show yourself reading on a shitty device?
Manga is best read on an iPad or some other tablet that can actually display color instead faux-paper.
lol no just get a kobo.
No its just for reading manga on.
I have to make due with this thing, but at least I can watch anime on it even if only in mp4 format. Thank god Deadfish has me covered.
how about using it for actually reading real books?
that's what they are for.
I have one but it's a pain to read manga on it.
>reading manga on a tablet/e-reader
Joke of the day anon.
is that the stock kindle os?
Kobos are made to read manga what are you talking about?
whats a decent tablet i can get for a decent price so I can read/watch stuff? It doesn't need to be more powerful than my galaxy s3 phone
the reading is not the pain, converting is the real problem
>not absorbing mango by osmosis
>sitting in an uncomfortable chair versus lounging out wherever the fuck you want
>trying to read manga on a tiny ass phone screen
>trying to use a laptop like a tablet in any way, shape, or form
I wanna know this too
preferably one with touch-screen
show us the way, mangojesus
>converting is the real problem
How is that a problem? The real problem is no ereader can store all my manga so I have to swap shit around every time I want to read something.
Call me when I can get an eink reader to 500+ gigs of space: 1TB would be ideal.
I'm not sure to be honest?
How are those eyes anon?
No two page mode, no deal. Two page spreads suck on e-readers as well.
e-readers are awesome but mine broke and I don't have another $100 to buy one right now.
Kindle Paperwhite is great.
Stay up later that usual now.
I've been on the fence about an e-Reader. Kobos look good but there's a lot of reviews saying they'll break on their own after a month or two and lock up, and that customer service is abysmal.
Also it's really nice to be reading something in your hand instead of on a monitor screen a few feet away from you.
32gb is good enough anon.
That is what Bsplayer is for
I paid $500 for a Kindle DX when the first came out.
Shit is cheap now. I don't mind. I love that thing and it saved me a fortune pirating text books my last two years of college.
Kobo aura hd is the best on the market right now.
Can it play 10 bit?
That's crazy! There's now way I want to swap stuff around that much. I might read more then 32GB of manga in a weekend if I have no work.
1st Gen Kobo I picked up for dirt cheap, works well.
I use my Kobo to play seppuku.
Sometimes I just feel bad for reading some stuff on my Nexus 7 (2012)
No, it doesn't look that blue in real life
>plastic film on the screen
god, why people do that.
>actually spending money on e-readers
This thread is buyer's remorse as its finest.
I saw this thread a month ago, and it convinced me to buy/try a tablet, and I found a Google Nexus 7 on sale for 180 at Office Depot.
Man, I don't think I can ever go back to reading manga on my desktop.
I use mine a hell of a lot more then I use my laptop.
My eyes hurt from just looking at the picture don't you people get eye strain?
It's an Italian onomatopoeia
Fuck my autism.
How about a nook reader, the simple touch.
I read all of my manga on on my iPad Mini. It's great.
I'l bet you use Tomorrow you fucking faggot.
I would post a picture of my Nexus 7, but I'm using it to browse /a/
You're looking at it on a MONITOR, you dingus.
That's like putting a PNG beside a JPG to compare the two and then resaving it as a JPG.
At least it's easier to use in class than lug a laptop around
Speaking of E-readers I got a Kindle (basic of basic) for free from my Grandmother cause she got the Fire. I'm trying to get College books on there cause fuck spending money on that shit. Best site for free PDFs?
so a nexus 7 works fine? cool, i'll grab one my next payday
It's not as bad as it looks, the fault is of the shitty camera I used.
Here a decent-ish photo.
not him but, what's wrong with tomorrow? If i'm going to be reading text all day I'd rather not ruined my eyes at a accelerated rate.
Hell no I don't recommend back lights screens especially if it has a shitty resolution, but if you go that route just get a nexus 7.
I only use my Nexus 7 to fap to h-manga.
It looks hideous. Photon is the best theme.
I do too
I don't care how it looks, it's just more comfortable on the eyes.
I sure do.
This. The only reason why I'll ever consider to buy an ereader. I prefer to have physical manga anyway.
>Best site for free PDFs?
No no no. #bookz
What is the best format to convert manga to on a kindle paperwhite?
I use a Nook HD+ I got for $150 a few months ago. Could get it for $120 refurb I think if you wanted but I felt like getting a new one. Real great little tablet for manga, 9" screen which feels just right size for me (7" like most ereaders have just feels a bit too small for me) also I prefer the nice crisp lines and higher contrast, and the ability to display color pages when needed.
I did try reading manga on my Paperwhite for a while but generally didn't like it and went back to my computer monitor. The HD+ is real nice though and quickly became my preferred method after I got it.
The nook reader has e-ink i kind of want to buy one to read more manga.
Do you have to turn JPGs into PDF to read manga on those things? How does this wizardry work?
Hi, nigga, another pastafag here.
Who's your favourite TWGOK girl?
I've had a Kobo Touch for about a year now and it's been fucking great, I've read about 10 books and 20 manga series on it and it has always been responsive and quick to load. Only once I couldn't get it to turn on, but hooking it up to the USB cable somehow made it work again.
It's a billion times better than reading manga on a phone or tablet.
There are various programs to convert them over, I used Mangle a while back when I tried it but don't know if anything better exists, I generally didn't like using my ereader for manga (though I use it daily for reading books and like it for this) so stopped after some short experimenting.
I looked at the Nexus 7 but don't really like the 7" screen, the larger model was also significantly more expensive so I got the HD+ instead. Real bargain for 9" tablet, first thing I did was flashed Cyanogenmod firmware on it so it behaves like any other Android device.
Though the Nexus 7 does have higher PPI and nicer specs in general if you don't care about the screen size, just depends on your priorities I guess.
This. jesus you people wonder why you need glasses in your 20's.
How do you put mangos on a paperwhite?
go to sleep.
It does? mine is back-lighted?
Reading off a monitor isn't proven to cause long-term damage to your eyes.
Got a Nexus 7 Gen2 at around the time it came out and its fantastic, not only can I read manga on it I can aswell watch any anime in 720p even if ots 10bit encode. It's well worth the price even if you only use it for manga reading
I love every girl but my favourite is Chihiro.
Yeah, time to sleep.
what website do you use to get mangas?
I ask because I might get an ereader and not use a manga app on my phone like a plebian
that may be so, but it does tire my eyes out quicker than reading e-ink or paper.
I'm kinda curious of the experience of anyone in here with the nook reader. It might look as good as the kobo images???
Say that to my doctor.
I don't know how you can read manga on a 6" e-reader. Might have just been the manga but I found the text too small to read unless I put the e-reader all up in my face.
I got myself a Nexus 7 and it's been beautiful for reading manga.
On my tablet I just use Manga Watcher, but generally use Batoto, Mangastream.to, or StarKana from the sources they offer (tried downloading the same page from every English source offered on my computer and those three were the ones that offered the highest quality, all the same high res .png, so I figure they're probably good) if you want to download beforehand (I generally don't have time for that shit unless those three sources are inadequate for some reason) I just use mangatraders.
Use free manga downloader, you can download from boato with it.
I use domdomsoft manga downloader. It lets you choose what site you want to download the manga from and it has options to trim white borders and resize the images to your device's native resolution.
You want me to post a pic of my eyes as a proof?
>sitting in an uncomfortable chair
Here again we have this concept that sitting is uncomfortable. I don't get it.
There are bigger e readers with better resolutions than nexus 7.
Here's my e-reader
I don't know if the new Nexus 7 is different but 16:9 aspect ratio is pretty terrible for reading. 3:2 or 4:3 are the best for reading in portrait.
what, maybe you are mistaking it with the tablet version.
I'm reading a lot of bad reviews on amazon about the Kobo, they mostly say it freezes, the screen breaks and that they won't give you a warrance.
More expensive though.
Generally I might be in the minority here (considering the thread topic) but I think manga genuinely looks better on a LCD screen over an e-ink, after having tried both. Admittedly the LCD screens I used were much nicer and higher resolution than the e-ink ones, but still I think that the nice crisp lines and high contrast that LCD allows are more important, even if they're not necessarily the closest approximation of how the manga was actually printed.
E-ink's real benefit is in reading text and being easy on the eyes for this purpose. But I don't really get eye strain reading manga anyway, so why worry about that?
welp, i didn't buy a nook simple touch for reading anyway
Hello there rob.
Here hopes this helps some people.
That's a lot of smut.
Poor QC. With that said, I have no qualms with my recently purchased Kobo Aura. Screen is noticeably much better than my old Sony PRS-T1.
DomDomSoft Manga downloader for my eReaders and Manga Rock for my Nexus 7.
Lol, I should of covered that. I cant figure out why people dont read manga on their e-reader, its convenient and discreet
Am i the only one who cant read a book unless its on paper?
Oops I didn't know there were 2 versions.
Kobo aura hd is the best in the market and it is only 160$, and e-ink has better black and white levels looks like pen to paper quality and doesn't cause eye strain.
I just transfer the manga to my tablet that I have downloaded and use Perfectviewer to read it.
I haven't found one manga app yet that I actually like and it's not full of mangapanda shit.
I don't think eye strain is really a problem reading manga anyway though, since your eye tends to jump around the page quickly. You're not focusing on small text for long periods.
I used to read on my laptop and galaxy note 2 once I bought a e reader it was a night and day difference never going back.
Do e-readers take .jpegs, and if not where would I get manga in .kindle format.
Tell me about it, its an addiction
Well, doujin shounds better than naming it hentai
I use Manga Watcher. Despite a few quirks it's worked pretty well for me. Though I would say it's probably not as good if you download and transfer your manga beforehand, since it seems mostly tailored to reading from web sources. I mean you can do it, but it tends to take a long time (3-5 minutes or so maybe) to load up the whole volume beforehand if you have it packed like that, which I found kind of annoying.
I read manga on my 70 inch tv
am i cool?
Kindle can hold .png and .jpeg, but .cbz is the best for it
You should never look at a monitor for that long especially If you read just a few inches from your face your eyes will hate you.
BS and MX can, if you have a sufficiently strong SoC.
Snapdragon 800 can, but Tegra 3 can't
Anyone here have some experiences with cases for the Nexus 7?
I kinda want to buy a case but not sure which one.
God that must be very uncomfortable make sure you move every 20mins.
For the people that keep recommending kindle just be aware they are like the apple of the ereader industry, with that being said they aren't bad but you could get better for the same price.
Anyways, here's what im currently reading
Anything newish and kobo the same price as kindle will be better. And if you want to pay a little more, the HD. I tried putting a manga on a kindle 3 keyboard, fucking horrible disaster. Little text goes totally eye-strain->unreadable blur and you'd probably have to convert it batch or some shit to make it even readable which already makes it unviable.
Ranma is pretty cool
If you actually buy and read books it's hard to beat Amazon marketplace.
>Abyssimal french collection
iriver, Kobo , if you want cheap 80$ get a iriver and you want to pay 80 more you could get a kobo arua which are the best e reader currently right now.
Can't argue with that if you read books alot you should probably go with a kindle paper white.
does it display color pages.
How do you read manga using a PRS-T1? Can I just use CBZ files like my Kobo?
Random picture a anon posted in a earlier thread.
Fuck yeah OP. Gotta love that Aura HD. The software sucks cock though; I wish I could set it to a simple file browsing mode and click on the book/manga I want to read.
yeah, Ranma. That's what I said.
This is bull. I use a Nexus 7 and it looks nothing like this. Turn down your brightness.
The problem is for ongoing series. If you're reading completed manga, then it's fine. Just batch convert everything in one go. But converting stuff as it trickles out every week is a pain.
That said, I love my Kindle DX. It is amazing.
Not that anon, but I have a nexus 7 2012 and it's perfect for reading manga and watching anime it plays 10 bit fine on mx player and you can stream from your pc using a file explorer like es explorer for when you want to get cozy in bed and watch anime.
I don't have one, but you can read manga on pretty much any ereader, since worst case scenario you just use KCC to convert it to an epub if it doesn't support cbz.
cool. im sold
Having used my Kindle 2 for a while reading manga, I really prefer using my phone for it now. I admit the Kobo Touch looks interesting, though I can't really be bothered to shell out more money for another electronic just for reading manga.
How I crop the margins, especially the bottom? I tried autocropping in Irfan and this is what I got. It's close to being readable, but not quite.
Note3 master race. All these kindle and kobo plebs are missing out on those glorious coloured pages.
>it plays 10 bit fine on mx player
What decoder settings do you have? H/W+ fucks up the color, and S/W lags
>when you want to get cozy in bed and watch anime
I always try to watch iyashikei stuff before bed. My tablet revolutionized this.
>warm and cozy
>mug of tea
Missing the color pages sucks, but I'd still take my Kindle DX over that. The 9.7" display is so nice. It's pretty much identical to reading on paper, except I find it more convenient since I don't need to hold a book open and turning a page is just clicking a button. So I prefer it to regular manga.
Ive been watching haruhi lately on my galaxy s4 while being comfy in bed. Its the best feeling ever
Nexus 7 2013 here. You can read VNs on tablets, too, which is nice.
My next gadget purchase will either be a Kobo or a Windows 8 tablet. Not many VNs for Android.
I have a gen 1 Nexus 7 and it still great. The best thing is the MangaWatcher app, it let me knows whenever there's a new a chapter of the things I'm reading and download it from Batoto.
Got me a Nook HD+ for $120 (employee discount + gift card).
Ordering a 64GB card and installing CM.
If there's a better way to read manga for under $200, I've yet to see it.
Wait what?????? Read vn's on a tablet????? Do you need an app?
>You can read VNs on tablets
I think I want one now. Have you had any issues while playing a VNs? Like slow downs or overheating.
kobo aura hd only 170$
You can do it two ways.
There's VNDS Interpreter (or something like that) but it's a paid app and you're really limited to what's available, but you can read VNs on the go, which is cool.
Personally, I use Splashtop. It's not as good, but you can read anything that you could read on your computer. Cons: has to be on wi-fi with pc, can't fullscreen (you can but I can't get it to work), doesn't look as good.
I think he's talking about converting VN and using them on the device. I have Fate/Stay Night on my N7 2012.
There are Windows tablets now.
dude that's all i wanted to hear. Nexus 7 for the next purchase.
How hard is it to get working?
There have been Windows tablets for a long time. I had an x60t back in like 2008.
There have been Windows tablets long before 2008, but the point is there are now Windows tablets which are identical in size, convenience, and price to Android tablets.
As easy as installing the app and moving a folder onto your tablet. It's basically like an emulator for VNs.
There's only about a dozen VNs that are "converted", though. http://digital-haze.net/vndswiki/index.php?title=Category:Complete
Is their a way to read them on a galaxy s4? If not I just might save up my money for a laptop
but they're windows tablets, so you have to use windows on them
that's good enough for me. Thanks.
Fate is kind of hard cause you need to convert it, but once you're done, it works perfect with voices and all, just Google VNDS.
Other VN like Tsukihime, you just put the files on the tablet and run the app.
You could probably install Linux and run the VNs through wine, but it'd be an uphill battle.
Yeah Micro$oft is an evil big corporation, am I right?
That definitely looks sweet. Unfortunately, I'm already addicted to the other things my Nook can do (play games, surf web, play HD video, watch video streaming, access to 700,000 Google apps, play music, check email, Google Earth and maps, full color magazines, etc).
The only downside I though there would be over eInk is glare. Turns out, with the "power save" option on, that's not an issue at all. In the end, the only thing is this requires recharging after 10hours.
Is it the best tablet out there? Fuck no. Is there anything that comes close to a 9" tablet at that price. Fuck no.
all jokes aside, it kinda is anon
Yeah nexus 7 pretty much is the way to go for a tablet.
So how do you import manga to one of those ereaders? Convert it or does it actually read image files?
Or should I just stick to my kindle fire which can't into even 8 bit anime
I'm enjoying the nexus
Not that anon but I use S/W decoder and I don't get any lag. H/W doesn't lag on video but subs come late
Mangle. It converts and compresses images to .cbz. I would post the picture but im on my phone atm
I got my Nexus 7 2nd Gen for 180 around last Black Friday, and I've been using it to read manga everyday. To a smaller extent, I watch anime. Besides that, it's very useful for having digital copies of textbooks, and functions well as an e-reader. I also have a 64gb usb stick providing extra storage, so everything is hunky dory.
Sorry forgot to mention im using Nexus 7 2013
Reading physical manga volume is still the best experience you plebs.
Not every series is localized, american here. Besides that, buying manga is too expensive. Besides going to used bookstores, pirating manga is the best option for me
Use KCC to process your manga before putting it on your e-reader. It has a built-in optimization option to crop borders. All you have to do is input your device's native resolution.
Other than that, you can also use domdomsoft to download your manga. It has an option to crop borders as you download.
>buying manga is too expensive
Man, they are like 7€ for volume. My major complain about physical manga is storage.
Daliy reminder: your favorite Manga will never been translated in your country.
Got an 8 gig nook hd with an 8 gig microsd and cyanogenmod installed, no complaints. Using perfect viewer and manga watcher for getting my manga.
Okay, one complaint I suppose is that since I was new to this whole tablet/ereader scene trying to get manga watcher installed on the regular ass nook was a huge and fruitless pain. I discovered cm somewhere along the way and the experience is like a hundred times better in every way.
Can I read Manga with this? It's the one I own.
Im freaking poor man. 9 dollars is a lot for me. If I had the luxury of being able to afford manga, id do it in a heart beat. But for now, my kindle is my best friend
If you're poor, how come you have a kindle?
I usually use my iPad. That way I can read AND watch.
Gift from my aunt
Well, ganbare anon. You can make it out of poverty.
I don't see why not.
Wait, what does this thread even mean? Is it that age already? A time when people actually think reading a mango in a reader/tablet is more superior than getting the manga itself just because "you can read it anywhere"?
Im trying to. Buying 4 school textbooks really stung.
Just follow the same image with the E-Reader?
Getting a kindle is a lot cheaper than physically buying books/manga. If I had actually bought my entire library, I would be looking to pay almost a grand.
True, but nothing beats having a physical copy.
But is your entire library legal?
a single tablet or e-reader is a lot cheaper than the hundreds of manga volume you can buy, even if they cost 5 bucks each used. I'm currently at 2100+ CAD in manga.
a large expense isn't necesarily a rich man's expense. Saving up money for one expense every few years is a lot easier than otherwise.
Do you even need to ask?
I have a nook simple touch. Is that too shitty to use
If you're in the US and you live by a best buy then the nook touch is 39.99 new and the one with a backlight is 59.99 new.
That's my point.
You're supposed to pirate those...
My school decided to use entirely new textbooks this semester.... I usually check out books from the library, but not this time
I pretty much use my Transformer Prime exclusively for Manga, Comics and Books. Sees almost daily use.
How does the legality of the method acquisition affect the conversation in any way?
are nooks good for manga or is the resolution too low
I like to support the authors that make the manga I love. And if I can't do that on a tablet/e-reader, there goes my interest.
Schools do that almost every semester. It's a shitty marketing tactic that forces students to buy the latest editions.
The thing is there is generally very little difference between editions, so unless you professors are having you do specific problems out of the books (which tend to change from one edition to another) there is no reason to buy the latest edition since the previous edition should be just as good as the newest one. Plus, you can generally find the new, updated problems online, or if you have to, mooch from a friend who has the newest edition or check it out from the library.
If hoshi no samidare ever gets localized, in america, consider it bought
could I install the steins;gate translated vn on it?
now they are using online homework so you have to pay regardless
>$100 to take some quizzes for participation credit
>hoshi no samidare
Fuck man. I just started reading that recently. Finished the third volume. Way better than I expected so far.
I'd buy it in a heart beat too.
Can the Nook HD+ play 10-bit?
No, the books im using are published by the school. Its not like 6th edition or anything like that lol. Its ______ school edition
those books are just the actual textbook with chapters cut out to follow the course material
Bro, I read it like 8 times already, it never geta old
I've had to deal with that shit before. You can usually get a *relatively* cheaper deal if you buy only the digital copy. Terribly sorry if all of your classes force you to buy online homework passes. That shit is ludicrous and the expenses these publishers are passing on to students is borderline criminal. It's price gouging in its purest form.
I think it's 800x600 so in line with everything but the paperwhite and the other new e-readers.
But for the price it's hard not to recommend it especially if you're not sure if you'd like to read stuff on an e-ink display.
Nani? The books are the same? I might gi and return them. U still have the receipt and havent open them
Best to check online before doing that obviously, but it shouldn't be too hard to find out what the source material is.
well download the ebooks and match the material to make sure first
>now they are using online homework so you have to pay regardless
I fucking hate that. It is the most ridiculous ploy to force students to buy new textbooks.
WOAH SHIT HOW DID YOU DO THAT
I got a Nexus 7 not too long ago and want to play F/SN
what app do you use to read manga?
I personally don't think it's better, but it's certainly more convenient and offers much more than you could ordinarily get without being able to read Japanese.
If I don't read much manga is it worth it to get one? I buy too much shit that I don't really use
Sailor Mars was my waifu when I was 12
Do you actually buy it or do you just find it on a site or something?
Playing VNs on a tablet is nothing groundbreaking. It's just remote desktop using Splashtop or one of the other popular desktop streamers. VNs are ideal for it since the graphics are shit anyway; trying to play anything else over remote desktop would be awful. Basically what it does is you run the server and it'll switch windows to the device's resolution when you connect to it and stream the desktop to the tablet screen in real time. The app on Android converts touches into mouse clicks and shit and the Android keyboard can be used as an actual keyboard to do shit on your computer.
There's also VNDS Interpreter which is a native android app that is a port of VNDS which was a way to convert VNs to a format that would run on the Nintendo DS. There's several of them available like Fate/Stay Night, Tsukihime, etc. The Android version boasts support for much higher resolution resources; I actually went to the store and bought a $5 Google Play card just to buy the app for I think $2 or some shit. The free version doesn't let you save. I don't begrudge the guy his money, it was totally worth it and it works so well he deserved it IMO.
Of course, if you have a Windows x86 tablet, you can just install the VNs and play them like normal.
The manga, that is.
Perfect Viewer is the best Android app for reading manga or comics
People are still this stupid?
Should have*, grammar nazi
e-reader for manga? Really?
The resolution is too low for me, I still prefer paper manga. Maybe if a 300dpi e-ink display was released at 6-7 inches.
I just read light novels on my kindle paperwhite.
Kobo Aura HD is 6.8 inch and has 265 DPI @ 1440x1080; that's pretty damn close. Anyway, I enjoy the fuck out of it. Recently I've been experimenting with hacking it; someone found a way to force the device to run sh scripts with the same filename as images when you open the image on the device, so we can run third party software.
I use nexus 7 for mango with an app like flux that let's you change the colour and brightness of the light to reduce eyestrain.
Can that model display two page spreads?
I don't have a good enough camera to take any comparison pictures, but I think it looks really good for $25, even if it is a little small
You can rotate the image and just turn the device on its side for larger horizontal spreads. It supports various zoom settings so you can choose to fit width or length. I think I read some 2 page spreads on it in the past. It's not like android where it auto-adjusts, but hey, that's the price you pay for e-ink (for now anyway).
Cool, that works for me. Thanks for the advice.
I just read them on my Surface Pro.
Come at me.
Mah african comrade of inferior descent.
what keyboard is that?
Overpriced Razer shit with useless gimmicks.
Coolermaster Quick fire tk
>bought kindle for actual books
>mainly use it for fapping when I can't be fucked to use the laptop
>can't read actual mango because the text is too fucking small
I've been thinking of going for Windows when I get a tablet. I'm not really seeing a reason to for Android.
Enjoy your Wangblowz paperweight ARM device. I hope you don't think the x86 Windows applications you're accustomed to running will work on it.
It is, but I used Mangle to convert it for the DXG, Calibre's conversion didn't quite cut it for me.
I thought they had X86 tablets now. Some of the newer Surface models had one, I thought.
Ipod touch 2g masterrace
Cheaper than it would be to lug my piles of books back and forth when I go back home every other year. I had to barge out a pallet of them once, would have run me $300 if they had realized that they didn't fuck my stuff up.
Surface Pro can run x86 (and x64) since it's the full Windows package.
Nook Simple Touch with Dayglo is one of the best e-readers. It's E-Ink, with a backlight, nice texture, and small enough to fit in my pocket.
HAHAHA, I know that feel.
I shipped a small collection of books between home and my college every year. But, I used USPS, labeled it as media so it was really cheap to ship. A 60lb box cost less than $100.
I travel a lot for work, so I was thinking about getting a tablet for light anime watching and moderate manga reading.
Nexus 7 seems to be a good price with the features I want. Gonna try one out in the store, hopefully 7" screen feels like enough.
I thought about Asus Transformer for a while too, but it's got a ton of stuff I don't need. I don't need a wannabe laptop substitute, but expandable storage is nice.
>my entire library
>almost a grand
Do you even read? This pic is two years old, only some of my manga at the time, and none of my larger library of novels. I can't even insure it normally now that it's all in one place.
Oddly enough, my ebook library is mostly legal. I haven't bought my ebooks, but I haven't downloaded anything I don't already own and have in storage or is actually available to buy.
You mean since it doesn't have an ARM CPU. The laptop itself is just a laptop with a touchscreen.You want to use it as a bulky $1000 tablet?
in after shit eating lcd supporters.
The barge company made my uncle take it for free when he went to the yard to get it.
I shipped everything in commercial french fry and Kraft shredded cheddar cheese boxes, that shit is the perfect size for manga and exceeds the crush resistances of mailing boxes. They thought they'd just barged a pallet of frozen food unrefrigerated in the middle of summer and wanted nothing to fucking do with it.
> You mean since it doesn't have an ARM CPU.
I don't mean that, that comes in addition.
> The laptop itself is just a laptop with a touchscreen.
"Just" a laptop. It's a tablet with the power of a laptop.
> You want to use it as a bulky $1000 tablet?
I use it as a laptop AND a tablet.
So that worked well for you? I moved across the country and have three boxes full of books packed up at my parents' house.
I hope they don't "clean" my room before I get home and find them missing.
>importing all the problems of x86 windows we've been plagued with for over 20 years onto tablets
People enjoy the commoditized 'just werks' experience of tablets, so they avoid windows tablets.
Look at microsofts marketing, they have to try to pitch it as a play / "real" work machine because they know neither the casual nor the office user wants it.
for the love of god get a life
You can't have both. It's a shitty laptop with a touchscreen or a really big and heavy tablet.
I don't see why anyone would do that, especially if they're already boxed up and can easily be put somewhere if they need to use that room.
I just went home in November and unpacked two years worth of mail and the rest of the stuff I left at another relative's house.
I work 70+ hour weeks, reading is my down time. Manga is the smaller portion of my library, which currently spans about 24 feet of shelves, double stacked.
Windows is good for nothing
Surface Pro is great.
Also i prefer Idea Pad Yoga.
I can, and I have. It's not perfect, but it's the closest thing to what I've been wanting for years.
You can, easily. Some people use their PCs for work, you know.
Surface Pro and IdeaPad are great - lightweight, ok performance, can run any application needed. Meanwhile any tablet is overprised media player.
Whatever. Don't listen to me. You'll use the touch screen for about a week until you realize it's a gimmick and use the thing like you would a laptop.
I've been using it for almost a year now, both as laptop and a tablet. It's also my main work computer.
Why would you use a touch screen on something with a functional keyboard for a year? Are you stupid?
I have an Asus EEE PC and its great, light, fast for tasks needed, great utility.
However netbooks have limitations, since they are not quite good for reading in transportation, while standing and holding with hands etc since they are at "book" format.
Yoga solves this problem, so does Surface. Touch screen is also great for basic tasks where you dont need keyboard.
Also, soaking in a bath right now, posting using Surface that stands right nearby, while typing on detached keyboard. Can even operate my own PC, play desctop games via teamviewer/rdp
Several times I've told you now, I use it as BOTH. When it's resting, like it is right now, on my work desk, it's connected via a USB docking station to a proper keyboard, extra monitors, cabled network, headset, and so forth.
When it's not on my work desk, the touch screen keyboard is adequate.
Why don't you just have a tablet and a laptop? Instead of having something that does a shitty job at both.
Why listen to the opinion of someone who uses the product when you can just make up your own?
Lenovo Thinkpad best Touchpad. You can touch hooligans attacking you on a street with its 4kg weight, and sent them into coma by swinging it at their heads.
I had a laptop before I bought the Surface. It's rarely ever in use nowadays. The Surface just does what I want in a manner that's no worse than the laptop.
And bringing MORE devices with me when I'm going somewhere, what's the point of that?
I literally don't understand how you can even browse 4chan on a tablet. Touch interfaces are so slow they're infuriating.
It sounds like you haven't used any touch device for a good while. No wonder you're so buttmangled about the Surface.
I'm using a Kobo Glo - it's not what i would specifically recommend if you're looking to read manga on it or if you have a bit more money to invest, but it's working fine. 6'' e-ink screen with good resolution, the biggest pro is havign retroillumination, the biggest cons is the atrociously small memory (2 GB) so you'll have to buy the larget Micro SD card you can (it support those, at least).
The only issue in reading manga on e-readers is all the conversions/programs you have to go trough before actually reading.
>Download the pages (using DomDom MangaDownloader atm)
>trow them at KCC (and hope there aren't errors in the images) for making the CBZ
>put them in the SD (or in the e-book trough calibre)
>then you can start fucking reading
This takes some time, especially if KCC fails to convert due to a error in a image somewhere and you have to track down which one(s) aren't correctly downloaded. So is not comfortable to use e-readers to read manga if you have 1 volume or less material to convert worth the time/effort.
It's good for backlog/complete series/catching up with ongoing series, but for short series/weekly chapters is much easier and faster to read them online and be doen with it.
Tablets like iPad and Nexus instead puts some strain on the eyes so they're not recommended for long readings, but have apps that makes them comfortable for the weekly chapter of ongoing series.
It worked fairly well.
The box was so heavy it split when it reached the destination though, and had to be duct-taped up. It wasn't up to a 5000 mile journey.
Do you know where you are?
Please return to facebook, reddit, or whatever shithole you came from.
Does anyone use a Nook SimpleTouch? I mainly use it for reading, but if manga can be viewed on it clearly without scrolling then I'd like to do that as well.
>any tablet is an overpriced media player.
you said it yourself anon.
you are in denial, wanting to not grow regretful of your decision, having already succumbed to consumerism.
what's the point of owning a car when it constantly has 4 empty seats?
touch surfaces aren't as unresponsive as they used to be, but if you apply logic to your arguement it falls short.
the area your "touch"is accurate too, is limited by the size of your finger, the size of the screen, and the accuracy of the sensor, AND it has higher latency than a mouse.
Touch devices can have neat functionalities, but
when these "functions" make things more complicated, why fall for their sales pitch, and then reiterate said sales pitch into your own arguements.
look at it objectively, buy a pocket mouse to use with your surface, and then my arguement becomes invalid.
Don't do it for me, do it for the world, and to prove me wrong.
Wait, how did you get rid of that "Page X of Y" bar at the bottom? It's the only thing that makes me incapable of properly reading mango on my Kobo Glo.
Just touch the center of the screen to hide/show options like any other touchscreen ereader ever been on the market?
(not OP here, but have a KoboGlo too)
e-ink is a nice looking gimmick but I don't want to download and convert manga
I just use Mango on my phone
I have a Kindle 4, but 6" is one inch too small and the resolution isn't high enough. Mainly using Nexus 7 now, as far as LCD goes it's perfect. I plan on upgrading from Kindle4 to an Aura HD so I can read both books and manga on it comfortably.
Get Free Manga Downloader and have it save downloaded manga as .cbz by default. It converts to .cbz by itself. Saves you some steps. And then you can sync via wi-fi.
There is no menu option to remove that on epubs, mongtard.
captcha: cadillac analTHIS
Wait is that a kobo glo, you can read mangas on that thing? What format?
Anyone with Nexus 7 (2013) here?
Can you answer these for me? I'm thinking of getting one.
1.Can you get pass the sad panda on it?
2.How's reading with it do you zoom often?What about two pages? I do a lot of reading, very very a lot of reading.
3.What about comics reading?what programs that support zip/cbr/cbz do you recommend?
>Yes, I lurk /co/ as well.
4.What about videos? How well does it play different formats and encodes?
5.How well does it do with emulation? PSP emulation to be specific and not heavy button mash games, maybe emulate something like riviera and DR.
6.How's web browsing experience? Do you recommend 4chan browsing apps? if so which one?
7.Battery life, and WiFi range?
8.To root or not to root?
>Yes, I lurk /lit/ too.
9.Does it support USB OTG? I need to use it as a portable external hard drive with file sharing/reading capabilities and reading from thumb drives and memory cards.
10.Can you plug a joystick directly -using the adapter of course- and start playing games that support it?
11.How legit this bin is?
12.What's your opinion on the device? and what other things can you recommend me?
I know this is a lot of questions but please bear with me.
>you can stream from your pc using a file explorer like es explorer
Can you explain how to do this or give me some hints?
And google ain't my friend on this topic.
I hate to be the one to ask but source?
>Get Free Manga Downloader and have it save downloaded manga as .cbz by default.
Thanks, going to give it a try.
Afaik DomDom has a "save as CBZ" feature too, but forces to make different files for every chapter -- with manual conversion you can stuff as many pages as you prefer into a single file. Reading a volume (180/200 pages) in a single go is much more comfortable than having to go trough 8/10 files being single 20 panges long chapters.
>not enjoying paper
Is there a significant difference between the LITE and the complete version of the app?
Could be useful but I usually complain about empty space on the left and right of the pages, not top and bottom.
If the law enforcement found my library a few licensed material will be my last concerns.
+ looks the closest to the real thing
+ no eyestrain
+ seriously, it looks really fucking good
- not that cheap if you want something decently sized for manga
- obviously limited to reading black and white stuff (great for manga and light novels, but nothing more)
- not made to read manga, so you might have to crop/resize things depending of your device
+ different uses
+ practical, with countless image viewer and comic reader app
- looks like shit (exactly like looking at a computer screen)
- shit autonomy depending of your device
Both have pros and cons, but if you boil it down one is better for manga and the other is better for general use and casual reading.
+ Don't forget to charge it every month or so.
Well, at least FMD allows you to download from Batoto without a subscription.
I'm surprised you can even see the letters with a 800 × 600 resolution.
any reccomendations about an app I can use to download...manga rock only lets you download one for offline use and mangahello is shitting itself atm
I am more interested into playing VNs on my smartphone.
I just read manga on my vertical monitor as all manga i am currently reading are ongoing and have a release time of once in two months.
I only got paypal, how am I able to buy the VNDS Interpreter?
I read through Tsukihime with the VNDS demo which was really tedious.
I want to attempt Fate/Stay Night but without saves, this is going to be a lot harder
>11.How legit this bin is?
Very I actually bookmarked it.
Thanks, hmm what about the rest?
Just share the folder on windows, give an account permissions for it, point es explorer at your computers LAN IP and login with the account with permissions.
So it's sharing file over LAN then viewing them through WLAN on your device.
Thanks, I'll chamber for details.
Woah, i'm actually kinda impressed by stuff posted ITT.
I thought e readers were only for reading books, now i really want to get one.
> still using b&w e-readers when e-ink triton 2 ones are available
it's a kobo aura hd.
>being this autistic about reading shitty scanlations of manga
Why don't you just read actual manga instead if you care so much about your "manga reading experience" and also learn Japanese.
>e-ink triton 2
Jesus this shit is expensive.
Also the only one I know of with that kind of screen is the Pocketbook Color Lux with a resolution of 800x600. I can't imagine that would be enough. For that kind of money you can get a Kobo Aura and you'll still have like 100$ left over.
Exactely what's the point of (fuckingexpensive) color e-ink screen when we're talking about reading manga which are black and white for about 90% of the time, except about 3-6 color pages every 200 b/w ones or 1 chapter out of 100?
I coul have agreed on "spend some more money for a bigger/better resolution screen", but colors? For reading manga? Why.
(unless it's plain richfagging. Just go buy a Nexus/iPad for that.)
2. Just rotate for double pages, never had to zoom manga on it.
3. Perfect Viewer.
4. Manages 10 bit 720 but gives some little banding for some reason, won't manage 1080 10bit though.
5. No experience, I have a PSP.
7. Those 9 hours Google grants is true for web browsing, gayms and music. With just videos and manga you'll get more.
8. Didn't root yet but plan to.
9. Not with stock ROM/without root.
10. I know there's an app for DS3, to use it wirelessly you'll need root though.
11. Seems fine.
12. It's perfect for manga as far as LCD goes. It's my first android device so can't really recommend anything else but don't get anything smaller if you want your Chinese cartons and comics on it.
Should I get the n7 2013 or wait for the 2014 version?
$300 for the 16 gig version here in Australia....
how is it?
I just use paper when I can.
Scanlations ae fine on the monitor with the brightness down anyway.
Since when has the Goddess Arc been in English officially, like in print?
Technology moves fast. The 3rd gen edition, if it comes out, will be outdated within a year. Just get the second edition if you don't want to wait around 6-9 months for a new edition to come out.
I haven't charged my Kobo properly since October and I keep leaving it on overnight by accident. When should I become concerned about the imminent rise of undead electronic devices?
not him, but its pretty heavy for a e-reader, but its okay I guess. just as good as some of those $300 e-readers
Sometimes it's good to be italian.
Are you me?
Does anyone have the Galaxy Note 8? I was thinking about getting that just because the pen seems cool, but if it's bad for reading there's really no point.
fuck these new captchas
That's the italian edition.
Using this model and liking it, but it could still use some improvements.
I wish E-Readers
- could finally display the full 256 shades grayscale palette
- with displays the size of tankobon releases were more numerous, with decent resolutions
- were usable offline out of the box with no account binding shit whatsoever
- had all full support for reading zipped manga
Give me this and I'll storm into the show the day it gets released.