Is there a pint to dedicated e-readers with so many tablets around?
I have a Kobo 2010 model.
It's slow as SHIT, but it's perfectly sized for reading Manga. I sometimes wish it was faster though, everything else is perfect <3
paper-like screen is pretty much the only advantage.
horizontal or vertical?
Battery life is generally phenomenal as well and th price point is usually lower than a tablet.
I've got a Kindle, but I'm now waiting for Sony to bring their 13-inch e-paper notepad to the US so I can buy one.
Didn't mean to quote.
Yes, that looks amazing. If they do it right it'll be like the update the DX never had. I ca't recall what the projected price was offhand, but it'll probably be worth it.
Goes for 98000 yen in Japan, apparently.
I'll get one regardless, because I spend most of my time reading scientific articles and the big e-paper screen will make that a much more pleasant experience without wasting any paper or printer toner.
957.56 US dollars
I think you added a zero and it's closer to a hundred bucks. If that's that case I'll be all over the thing once it comes stateside.
Love is dead. At that price you go straight past tablets and into new fucking computer territory.
>It doesn’t even support Epub
Yeah, no. I wanted to believe, Sony. I wanted to believe so hard. At least they were smart enough to include expandable storage, unlike Amazon, though at that price point they had damn well better have an SD slot.
I have a Kindle 4 and it's fine for reading manga. I can store about 50 tankos in it (only 1.4GB, quite limited even compared to its previous versions), which is enough for at the very least 3~4 weeks of reading to me.
I'll still buy one if nothing better comes along by the time this gets to the US.
For me, the Surface Pro.
Nothing better will come along because the price point is insane. If it was half that price I'd think about it, if it was a quarter of that price I'd probably still jump on it, but $1000 for something you can only red PDFs and take notes on? I can't see even businesses biting that one too hard when they could have iPads for less than half the price to do the same job and more though with a shorter battery life. I'm really confused by what Sony was trying to do here. The multi-type touchscreen is cool and all, but I don't see this doing well unless they find a way to slash prices and make it do more.
You should put up with the very slight inconvenience of not having one and make a donation of $1000 to charity, nigger
Surface so you can play some games if you get bored
This reader fits my use-case perfectly. I'm a graduate student and I spend a lot of time reading PDF articles and taking notes, so I need something at least Letter in size, preferably A4. Right now I just print most articles because reading on a screen gets very tiring after a while. But that's really a waste, and worst of all fills my room with lots of waste paper, and I can never find my notes.
So yeah, I'm getting one. And when I get one, it'll probably be my single most used device. I'm willing to shell out $1000 for that amount of comfort. I guess that's what Sony was going for.
I do wish somebody else made a large screen e-ink tablet, because competition would lower price.
I have the Kobo AuraHD
It's expensive but goddamn its sexy
The other kobos have MicroSD slots, which is a must have
you plebs are missing out on those glorious coloured pages. note3 masterace reporting in
Yeah, but yours is a very specific case. Sony's got a very small market buttonholed wel, but they're missing out on the larger piece of the pie. No one's arguing that an A4 e-ink screen isn't great, but I am arguing that the exceedingly (and seemingly needlessly so) limited function and high price tag is silly.
I just read manga on my Nexus 4.
Before that, i read it on a kindle.
Just wait a bit, I'm sure they'll get cheaper with time. Once flexible e-ink screens are perfected, you'll get e-readers of all sizes.
Current e-ink tech is a little too fragile and expensive for a large screen. Even a little bit of flex can ruin your screen (ask me how I know).
Slap it in an Otterbox, everyone else is doing it.
I didn't know there were issues with the rigid displays being fragile though, but thinking on how the tech works I guess it makes sense.
Current e-ink screens are backed by a very thin glass plate. Even a little bit of pressure on the front of the display can crack that plate and make your screen entirely unusable.
Sony is always overpriced. It's still a good brand, but they charge a high premium for their brand name.
AuraHD has a microSD slot as well.