>year of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ + 2014
>not reading manga on a glorious hidef tablet
It's like you hate comfy
That's great idea for fapping, might get tablet just for that
That looks pretty nice, I read mine on a nexus 7, old gen.
I pity you lol.
I have a 1920x1200 8.3 inch tablet and a Kobo Glo. The Kobo Glo is way better.
Akagi a shit
Why not reading manga on the manga?
Yeah, I pity me too. Is the new gen Nexus 7 any good?
I really hate how low the brightness is on the old gen ,and how washed out the colors are. Also watching 1080p anime just plain doesn't work half the time.
Because the resolution isn't high enough.
I do too, I'm thinking of getting the new one and giving the old one to my mom.
The new one looks ugly though and they removed that awesome robbery backside, couldn't they kept the design but just updated the hardware?
I have a Kindle Fire HD with kitkat and I have no idea what to read on it.
I like the rubbery backside, but ever since my first one broke just from me placing it in my bag, I always have a case on anyway.
I think it looks pretty good, I like the slimmer design. My dad and my brother both have the new Nexus 7 and the back is made so it doesn't slip out of your hands.
Pretty much why I got my tablet. Got a Nook HD+ for $150, around 9" and 1920x1280, pretty much ideal device for reading manga. Tried on an e-ink device as well but I didn't like it, the tablet looks much crisper and nicer.
I had mine put in my bag with glass bottles and then the display broke. (Pic related)
New displays are damn expensive.
I have had a tablet for a month or so now and never thought of all the manga i could be reading. Thanks, OP
is there an app you use or do you just dump the pages into the photo gallery?
Had a Nexus 7 first gen but didn't like the design of the second gen so I got a LG G Pad instead.
The positive things are:
Good battery life
64gb SD card slot
fast quad core processor, runs 1080p 10bit with no delay or artifacts using mx player
Metal backside can be cold to touch, plastic or rubber would have been better.
But OP, I do.
OP I can't image search that manga page
PerfectViewer is a great app, but yes you need to pack your scans in either one folder or a .zip file.
Also, the android OS for it tries to be like ios but it's easy to switch that with a custom rom.
Is dat sum weather report?
I still don't even know why my new gen nexus 7's got it's screen shattered. cost me 120$ to replace the screen of a 270$ tablet.
anyway a nexus 7 still can't beat actual e-readers like kindles for manga, they are awesome for anime though.
Not that guy but I just use Manga Watcher, pretty convenient app besides a few big flaws that bug me occasionally. (Mainly it sucks at ordering stuff from online sources sometimes which can be a pain, usually I have to try 2 or 3 to find one that gets the ordering right.)
Seen some people use Manga Rock but I dunno if it's as good. It touts itself as the "best manga app ever" but I think it tries harder to stop you pirating so I always assumed it's not as good unless you import your manga manually (which I rarely do unless Batoto/MangaStream/StarKana all are inadequate for one reason or another)
Jesus christ why is the bezel so enormous?
I've tried reading manga on both the Kindle 3 and the Paperwhite and wasn't particularly impressed either time. The screen just feels a bit too small for me, my 9" tablet feels much better for that purpose.
Speaking of massive bezels, are the lenovos worth it? I know shit about tablets.
I don't watch anime on my tablet, that would be a waste. I have a projector for that.
The one thing I don't like about the Nexus 7 old gen is the WiFi-chip. With some OS upgrade something in the driver must have changed, the display started flickering on low WiFi-Signal. With CM 11 the battery life is enormous though. I had it run for over 15 days without charging, reading 7 evenings for half an hour to an hour. I was pretty impressed.
I use Perfect Viewer too. Since I crawl manga sites and put the files into archives anyway I don't mind that restriction.
my problem wasn't the screen size but the lighting, I find kindles more pleasing to my eyes, my eyes are seriously getting worse and worse after more than a year of reading/watching stuffs on my phone/tablet for 7 hours a day.
>tfw got an e-reader and the screen takes literal seconds to refresh
I should have just gotten a tablet. They're higher resolution, update instantly, and have more uses. My eyes are fucked up from looking at computer screens for hours every day for years anyway, so "muh e-ink so much easier on my eyes" only makes sense for old people.
What kind did you get? You might want to check for firmware updates if available since generally they usually release them occasionally to make it faster, also most newer models only refresh the whole screen every 10 pages or so when you're reading text.
I always wished the Kindles would let you show reading progress by page number (when available) as you read, in addition to location, time left, etc.
I spent the last 5 years or so technologically retarded but recently got a Nexus 7, just the 16GB one, for the purpose of being able to take manga and a few episodes of anime with me when bringing a laptop wasn't an option.
Gotta say I'm actually surprised how well it does, the small screen doesn't feel like as much of a compromise as I thought it would.
Coupled with a Peli 1055 case I can chuck it in a bag and take that shit with me wherever I go, and I don't have to worry about it being left in the rain or being smashed around.
Feels good, man.
wow the pelican case looks pretty cool, I might get one since I go around with my nexus 7 ALL THE TIME. does it hold very well against impact?
Yeah, the cases themselves are very robust, you'd have to work at it to damage one. I wouldn't submerge one in water but rain would never get in, there's a rubber seal around the rim. Thought there's a little room left inside since it's made to fit a variety of tablets, I put an Amzer silicone skin on my Nexus which serves to take up the excess space and prevent it moving in the case and also as extra shock protection. But I throw mine into bergens and grips and expect it to hold up under full retard infantry conditions. You could definitely give the Amzer a miss if your tablet isn't likely to be thrown off the back of a lorry or crushed under a million other bags.
My tablet is too small to read manga comfortably...
>not using analog masterrace
>using inferior edited to hell and back shit
I use a Asus TF700T 1920x1200 10 inch tablet.
It felt kind of heavy at first but a year after I bought it it feels as natural as fapping (which I do browsing sad panda with said tablet).
I have nexus 7 old gen, bought it recently instead of the new gen due to the design, I'm picky ,I got one because I realized that I spend about 4 hours on road every day,and this could help me clear some of my backlog.
as for the battery I get about 7-8 hours in the beginning but after installing greenify and screen filter I get about 16 hours also screen filter really comes in handy in nighttime reading .
as for other apps I used this bin although faggy but very useful.
BTW the Chan explorer have been removed from the market but it can be found at fdroid.
>not just turning a laptop sideways
Because I use an e-reader
Not OP, but Chapter 3 page 28, because Shinozaki is an awesome manga and needs more readers.
E-reader are better than tablets for manga.
What apps do you use in your android tablet?
I use my laptops sideways alot, like for when I play VNs or I'm just too lazy to copy shit to my tablet, though it makes my neck hurt like hell after 4 or 5 hours.
I use Mango on my nexus 7. It searches a bunch a manga sites and allows you to stream or download directly. Keep a bunch of favorites and let's you know when a manga has been updated. You can even search manga by tags.I haven't noticed any difference in quality between it and downloads directly from mangatraders which I view with Perfect Viewer.
There's no way an e-reader can take so much time to load pictures unless it's a shit-tier device or the files are at a stupidly huge resolution.
In any case, you did something wrong.
Isn't the kobo aura hd the best E-reader for manga?
maybe, but with e-readers you have to go through the hassle of converting it.
see this >>102136933
That Akagi keychain.
-Opera (Because Dolphin browser keeps crashing for no reason)
-Manger searcher (When I'm lazy)
Although I've only tried on the Kindle Touch, I strongly disagree. Compared to tablets, kindle screens are way to small. Not to mention a hassle to convert and resize to be readable. Then there's the zooming you'll have to do if the manga has small text, which isn't easy on a kindle.
It's expensive but the size makes it perfect for manga.
just got a x86 windows tablet, this thing is pretty cool, and i can run all the normal programs i have on my pc on it
only problem i had with it was appchan x not being too touch friendly
Got a nook HD with cyanogenmod, I am very pleased with it, although I should also say it's my first tablet device ever.
>not lying down in bed, placing your laptop next to you, and rotating the desktop 90 degrees
It actually works very well. It would be more ergonomic than using a tablet (because you have to keep the damn thing propped up all the time) if only I had some kind of handheld page turning device. As it is now, having to keep one arm up to hit the arrow keys is pretty painful.
>hurr laptop + bed = fire
Maybe if you have some kind of shitty gayman laptop. My thinkpad's fans never even activate with the thing on my bed or my lap for long periods of time.
>not reading manga on a glorious infinite contrast e-ink reader such as the nook
It's like you enjoy having to strain your eyes
Convert those pics to png. If you aren't already, get KCC. My cheap e-reader takes seconds to load jpegs, but is almost instant with pngs
Kobo Aura HD is better in my opinion for manga specifically. Obviously no anime but e-ink is really nice, fits manga perfectly, no glare and comfy as fuck.
Do you have to do this to read manga in the aura
If it's x86, does that mean you can install Linux on it, like Ubuntu Touch or whatever?
I have a Kobo Glo (older model, smaller and less precise screen), I never bother with cropping anything, and it's all pretty legible to me.
>4K will probably hit the market before color e-ink does
I download my manga is CBZ anyway so no.
MangaAI does it all for you anyway if you need to.
Which of you idiots made this shit?
Linux version pls
Learn to use imagemagick. The documentation is pretty good.
Oh I was just wondering what tablet I should get if I want to read manga (and watch anime too, preferably)
What board are we on again? Apart from that there have been many models named, look them up and see for yourself.
>What board are we on again?
Sometimes I forget.
>having a tablet
>not just using a bigger smartphone
I read manga on my Galaxy Note 3 just fine.
4k tablet displays will take a while though, we still are figuring out how to make smaller 1080p displays than 5inches
and the few that exists are expensive as fuck
Honestly, I hate touchscreens and the idea of reading from a tablet or some other piece of rectangular machinery seems unappealing. Book > screen > tablet for me.
Is this more accurated then?
I don't have friends, why i would have a smartphone?
>all that shit to read a new fucking chapter
I'd rather buy an extra vertical monitor.
>I have tons of dosh to waste on a tablet
Get a Surface 2 Pro or any other High end Windows 8 tablet
they usually come with i5 or i7 CPUs and will probably perform better than most normal laptops on the market
they will do allright on PC games and will play 10p normally
>I have some dosh but I dont want a huge tablet that has a 3h battery life
Get an Asus ME400 Vivotab
it also runs Windows 8 and will perform like a normal netbook, will take most PC programs without much struggle (dont expect to play PC games on this) since they come with ATOM dual cores, will play 10p normally
>I have some dosh, but I want an android
High end samsungs and sony tablets
each has its gimmicks (samsung has a digitalizer pen, sony has water proofness)
they will run all android apps, and will play 10p
>I dont have much dosh
Google Nexus 7
plays all android apps and will play 8p, and some 10p
>Im on a budget
forget droid, get an e-reader like a kindle or a nook, it wont play any video though
On the plus side eInk looks better for manga than LCD
> games: chess and sudoku
meh. Mine has chess, sudoku, klondike and snake.
>before color e-ink does
Colour e-ink is already on the market, in its second iteration. It still sucks (you need 4 monochrome pixels to make one colour pixel for the CMYK channels and that cuts horizontal and vertical resolution in half). It's called e-ink triton.
Kindle Comic Converter. Does all that for you. It's not kindle-specific, but it can output in kindle formats if you need it to.
It would be perfect if it just didn't have a touchscreen. I want to be able to hold it without it going crazy.
Is a nook simple touch good for this
>Year of Our Lady of Discord 3180
>still using a heathen calendar
My Nexus 7 has been at Asus for repairs for several weeks now. I never realized how truly convenient tablets are until I sent it in.
>people still read manga
What happens if it's a double page? Will it still look as good?
I use my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. I probably wouldn't read manga without it.
I wish I waited longer to buy a tablet though, these old ones are kind of shit.
>still reading translations
Yeah, doesn't really matter the way you read it, you are still a pleb in the end so it doesn't make much difference.
>Not repairing it yourself.
Well I guess it depends on what is broken. I would probably try to repair it myself; fuck warranty anyway.
LCD and Digitizer broke. I'd repair it myself, but LCD/Digitizer cost around 170 + shipping, and Asus offered to repair it for 120.
$170? I paid about 60€ for that.
1st gen or 2nd gen? Mine is a 2nd gen.
Ah that makes sense. Mine is first gen.
What program do you use to read manga on your laptop? Just photo gallery?
If I'm using my computer for manga at all, I use mcomix. It's written in python, it runs fine on Lunix; don't know about a Windows port.
>Not just reading on a vertical monitor
shiggy diggy doo da.
This is the way I do it. I have to justify them somehow.
>Green text on black background.
I downloaded it, it works fine on Windows. Thanks bro.
How do apps download manga from reader sites? Wouldn't it leave the watermarks or bad quality unless you can download from a site like mt?
I'm thinking of getting one of those giant phones with my upgrade for manga reading but I'm not sure what to get honestly. I know people hate on apple but for me it all boils down to which has the better manga downloader. I've used manga storm on apple and it works wonders aside from slow download speeds, but android has plenty more downloaders though I have no experience with them. Has anyone tried any of these other downloaders and had experience with them? I've already tried manga searcher but I'm not sure yet where it pulls from.
I'm not exactly sure what you're saying, but I transfer my mango onto my tablet with USB
Just use Manga Watcher and use Batoto for the manga you are gonna read if you care about quality but don't care about downloading from the scanlators or Mangatraders.
I wrote a crawler for batoto, it's all just parsing html. I also wrote a crawler for the foolsider which has an xml api which makes things easier.
Get an Xperia Ultra
over 6in of phone screen and its water proof, so you dont have to worry when you browse sadpanda, also you can use a normal pencil as a digitalizer pen
Repeating this question (kinda). I read on an Asus Transformer using Perfect Viewer which resizes / rotates double pages automatically depending on your preference. Do e-readers split them, or can you config to do otherwise?
Funny. I'm currently writing a crawler for Batoto.
Thanks I'll look into that then
I am heading to GDC soon, need a 1080p tablet to show off my reel and shit. But i dont want to buy it just for that, and one i can use for travel and watching animu and manga. Can you recommend me one?
Want to collaborate? What language? Mine's in python, multi-threaded, not perfect yet.
I wasn't aware that consumer e-ink color devices have been produced yet. I know they've made them for tech shows and stuff, but I read they wouldn't be ready for the mass market until near the end of the decade.
Mine's in Python as well.
I started it today since I looked around if there was a viable one in Github already and seeing as there wasn't, I decided to make one. Thus far I've managed to get a list of chapters in a series and a list of images in a chapter. Mine's probably as far from perfect as it can be, since I'm still new to Python.
I hope you know how to use github, I'll set up a repo.
>water proof, so you dont have to worry when you browse sadpanda,
thanks for the laugh
>Buy 1st gen iPad at launch 4 fucking years ago
>Not buy a single copy of localized manga since then
>Pays for iPad and shitton more
>still using that iPad daily for manga since then
Because traditional PCs aren't better for anything
What do you guys think of Nexus 10?
Quite enjoying watching animu with it so far.
Fellow Note 3 owner here. I don't use a SIM card in it right now, since I'm a NEET, but my dad got me one for Christmas and it's fun to be able to browse internet stuff from bed. It's really fuckin' big for a smartphone so it's like a small tablet.
https://github.com/klaxa/batotocrawler query me on Rizon or something.
I have no need for a tablet if the only thing Im gonna do is read manga on it.
I keep hearing that the Aurora HD (I think it's called) is the best tablet to read manga.
Is this accurate?
ARM devices will die out once X86 becomes even more portable
why get a tablet that has to run its own programs than getting one that can run the same prograns you have on your desktop?
because i dont feel like spending 400-600 for a tablet?
>STILL no front facing speakers
sorry, that was supposed to be for
ARM devices will never die out
Your dad probably just wanted to be able to call and talk to you once in a while anon. Why won't you let him call you on that shiny new device he bought you?
>I use my laptops sideways alot, like for when I play VNs
What? Why the fuck would you do that? Even for 4:3 horizontal is better.
I beg to differ. 2560x1600 display with desktop is way, way superior at watching anime, playing games and posting on /a/.
Yes it is, and my post was a sarcastic response to the picture in the post I was referring to. I apologize, the sarcasm was not very apparent.
>tfw finally have a PC in room with a good monitor and stereo system
Living the NEET dream, finally.
I prefer it on my monitor
It's going to be a long fucking time before a tablet enters my house.
I did, fucking 7 years ago. Not very enjoyable or even practical when reading away from home or in bed (which is when I do 90% of my reading)
>only owning a PC
games is the ONLY fucking reason to own a PC nowdays. and it probably won't be for long now that steam is moving away from windows. also current gen ipad has higher res than your display. HURR
That feel when I've been reading manga and watching my chinese cartoons on Surface Pro 2. Feels good when you got a tablet that's really a laptop.
>Not the glorious Air
What's better: the Kobo Aura or the Glo?
>also current gen ipad has higher res than your display
No, it isn't.
>calls others plebs
I don't have a manga reader on my iPad mini.
And I don't really download tl'd manga.
aura HD 265 dpi + 1440 x 1080 resolution
A PC is any computer, not just windblows. a keyboard is a valid reason to own a PC.
Really? I can read it perfectly fine on my Samsung Galaxy Note. I
t's too big for a phone, but conveniently small compared to a tablet.
>you have to go through the hassle of converting it
1. Open Calibre
2. Add books
3. Transfer to device with convert checked
It even extracts files if they're compressed and allows you to tag them in bulk.
Holding a shitty tablet and trying to read from a small screen is not my idea of comfy.
I'd keep my desk chain and PC battlestation thanks.
>tablet too small to read manga comfortably
No such thing exists, tablets are at least 7 inches which is perfect for manga. You just have shit display with shit res.
Is that background Uplink's world map by any chance?
Do yoursef a huge favor
Manga storm is the app you wont be sorry.
(Some) Manga is drawn in a way that creates a 'flow' between the panels and dialogue, to help the pace of the storytelling.
This is easy to overlook, but what's worse is it's completely lost by reading single pages at once. It is best to read on a 2 page layout, or a proper physical copy.
I know a lot of people won't care, but what you're doing is pretty much listening to stereo tracks as mono.
I was expecting the gif with the asian thumbs up man.
I read mango in my 3.5" phone screen.
Back in the day I read LNs on my 2.9". Come at me.
>implying you can't read two page layouts in landscape view on a tablet
>implying you can't simply turn your tablet sideways when you encounter that one in a five chapter page that uses a two page spread
Just go back and forth a couple of times to get the idea, it doesn't happen that often.
Spreads aren't the only place where seeing both pages simultaneously is part of reading the media properly.
Turning it sideways is fine if you have a reader that supports a proper page layout.
so guys whats better new nexus 7 32GB or new kindle fire hdx 32GB
I tried that and it's a pain in the ass plus Linux on a tablet is horrible, nothing works right yet.
Hey, the Deathadder is a great mouse. Granted, the rest of the products are all shit, or very near shit.
N7 no fucking question.
Although, this late in the game, you might as well just wait until the Nexus 8 comes out.
That guy's using a mamba though.
I know. And he's a fag.
I got the nexus 7 and it's alright. The kindle has a better processor and speakers but nexus has better apps.
I got a nexus 7 but I keep going back to my venue 8 pro. That extra inch makes it so much better. I also dig this metro app called manga jolt
HD+bro. Noticed after I got it that it's almost exactly the same size as a tankobon.
I deadlift 4 plates but the ipad mini is kind of heavy and uncomfortable for reading manga.
>I'm such a lifter
>not watching your mango on youtube
it's lolpen source
Headphones are superior.
> 2560x1600 display
>superior at watching anime
But it's just upscaled. It would look the same as a 1080p display.
>all those black bars
Absolute shit. I can't believe people can stand looking at such a screen.
Good taste, OP.
Curious, about how much did you spend on that?
Is that all raw?
>being short enough to need a ladder
I desperately want a tablet for reading Manga and Light Novels. I finished the Index and Railgun anime and then downloaded the LNs as PDFs and they seem messy and awkward to read in their current state, so I haven't started them yet. I was thinking with a tablet they might autofit to the screen and it'd be a lot neater of a process. I'm worried it wouldn't work that well because I haven't found a way to make them easy to read on my phone, and my phone is just a small tablet really.
>you might as well just wait until the Nexus 8 comes out.
The "7" in Nexus 7 refers to the size. I doubt there will ever be an 8. The Nexus 10 also refers to its 10" size.