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Old 07-15-2006, 10:10 PM   #3
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Hi,

Strike 4: Heavy; an ebook reader should be usable one handed and should not weigh more than 500 grams.
You can get very good used tablets for 600$ or less that are much better than the Cybook if you can put up with the weight and low battery life.

Liviu



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Originally Posted by rlauzon
Old technology.

Strike 1: old LCD display. "3 to 5 h of autonomy" according to the web site. I get better eBook reading time from my Palm.
Strike 2: Windows CE 3.0 - which means that it takes about 4-5 times the resources to get anything done as compared to any other embedded technology. That translates into higher price for less ability.
Strike 3: No dedicated memory card slot. So you need to give up other expandability to get more memory. Plus PCMCIA slots tend to take more power than a dedicated slot, meaning even less battery time.

The simple fact that this thing comes with a modem (who uses those anymore?) says this thing is way out of date.
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