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Old 09-11-2009, 08:24 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by jackau View Post
what is your ideal e-reader like?
Well, for general fiction reading:

hardware:
  • A screen that's 85mmx150mm and 12ppmm (so 1020x1800 pixels). I'd accept four or more grey levels, but colour would be better.
  • A robust plastic screen - no glass.
  • The screen should have better contrast than the best current e-Ink screens
  • The full redraw time of the screen should be < 0.1s
  • No built-in light.
  • Touchscreen if this can be done without affecting contrast
  • Small bezel around the screen - no more than 10mm at each side.
  • Controls should be easy to press - with multiple page forward controls.
  • Battery life should be at least a week if left on with no page turns. And at least 10,000 page turns.
  • No more than 8mm thick and no heavier than 200g
  • micro-usb for power and data.

software:
  • Fully compliant ePub renderer
  • DRM-free Mobipocket support
  • web browser
  • Support for DRM-free Mobipocket format dictionaries, with lookup from ePub or Mobipocket books.
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