Originally Posted by PhishStyx
...and my DR 1000s handles all of the tasks that dmaul is interested in. .....
Except for a few things.
1. E-ink is too slow to allow me to flip through PDFs quickly and find tables, sections I marked up before etc. Like I can paper. LCD is much better on that front.
2. E-ink limits it to that one purpose, I'd rather have a multimedia LCD (or some future color screen technology) or....
3. It would have to be a lot less that $859. I'd consider something like the DR1000 or the forthcoming Plastic Logic Que. But only for $300 or so tops as that's about as high as I'd pay for something to use solely for my academic reading--which is just a few hours a month. Paper will suffice until prices come way down, or there's some nice multimedia tablets out that do a great job on that and can also be my main "browse the web on the couch" machine etc.