Originally Posted by Acousticvillage
Dear all - I am a newcomer to digital reading and have still to purchase my first reader. I have been reading on PC up till now. I really like this community - the posts sound friendly and helpful.
I'd like to ask about people's experience with the size of screen. The E-Book is supposed to take the place of a paperback (for example). But do people find they are turning pages very quickly with a 6" diagonal screen? From the books I have, on average I would say the reading page is more like 7 or 8" diagonally.
Any reason why 6" seems to be standard and are people able to read at a comfortable pace with this size?
Measure the block of text in a paper book. Yes, the pages in a book are generally larger, but there's also a margin around the text, which you hardly have on that 6" screen. The margin is the bezel, so to say. I have no problems reading from my 3.4" to my 7" screens. Don't miss paper book sizes at all, as a matter of fact, when I do have a paper book, I often am annoyed at those huge margins in them!