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Old 10-10-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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looking for e-reader mainly for academic papers (PDFs) etc.

Hi everyone,

I am in much the same situation as the original post-er in this thread:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=191985

... I'd like to find a good e-reader for articles, in PDF format, that come from academic journals (plus the occasional novel from Gutenberg or wherever). In my case these articles are overwhelmingly astronomy and astrophysics articles, so they can get graphic- and table-heavy.

Like many other people who have posted here, I don't think I am interested in a tablet because of the eyestrain issue. I have a 1st generation Kindle and I use it a lot for Gutenberg texts, for hours, actually, without perceptible discomfort. I stare at a computer screen all day and would prefer not to have to stare at the same kind of thing for reading.

I'm not sure that a 6" reader would suffice for what I'd like ... the Boox M92 looked good but then I read a few things here that indicated PDF support might not quite be there ... Pocketbook has apparently pulled out of the US market ... so I'm really wondering what my best options are for this sort of thing.

What model(s) of e-reader should I look at for heavy PDF reading where the documents can have fairly high graphical and or tabular content?

I hope this topic hasn't been done to death in these forums: feel free to redirect me to appropriate threads (other than the one I cite above) if so.

Regards,

Glenn
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