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Old 08-01-2009, 12:54 AM   #37
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Location: Augsburg (near Munich), Germany
Device: 26 Readers, 44 Tablets
Exclamation Status Quo after testing for about 3 hours

- PDFs are zoomed, ePUBS are reflowed.
- Results for PDFs are underwhelming. Most of the covers are "distorted". When going for smaller zoom level, the "fonts" fade out.
- ePUBS are absolutely okay. I'd expected even a bit more, given the higher dpi rate. But it's fine and can compete with the standard 6" units.
- Adobe Digital Edition still doesn't show my Micro SD card, only the internal memory (whatever SD card I've tried).
- No SDHC support, so my limit was 2GB. I can live with that, but a brand new unit should be able to support the common memory modules.
- Design is less "elegant" than Cybook Gen 3, feels a bit "plasticky". But for such a small unit it's okay, would be more "annoying" for a bigger one.
- I don't like the 3 bottom buttons. Flimsy and not very ergonomic.
- No cover, just a sleeve included. Because of it's "round edges" it might be difficult to find a 3rd party cover.
- User replaceable battery, not even a screwdriver needed.
- Screen rotation works flawlessly.

Meaning: It's not yet in my top 3. Those top 3 still are iRex iLiad, Sony 505 and Kindle 2 (Kindle DX getting closer).
But it's in my top 5 already and (for the moment) I don't see any need to go out for another 5" unit. (I most likely won't buy the BeBook unit, but of course will have an eye on Sony.)

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