|04-06-2010, 08:57 AM||#16|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Device: Sony PRS-600, Fujitsu Stylistic ST-4121
I'm sure the iPad was on --- I took one outside here at work yesterday, and even when a cloud rolled over, one could scarcely see the display --- in full bright sunlight, it was impossible.
Here's a review of an old Fujitsu Stylistic 4121 w/ an image which contrasts a transflective display w/ a regular one:
The specific image is:
|04-06-2010, 09:20 AM||#17|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
Device: jetbook and PocketBook IQ
my view is that for a serious reader, get a dedicated ereader;
want a tablet for work, get a real tablet with inking capability;
want to play games at Starbucks, get an ipad.
|04-06-2010, 04:42 PM||#18|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: Jetbook, iPhone 4, Jetbook Color.
|04-06-2010, 09:27 PM||#19|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Device: iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5, Nexus 7.2
The iPadaphiles will disagree, and be angry, and throw an Appletantrum, perhaps even spew applesauce, but that glossy screen is a killer. I had a glossy screen on a Vaio laptop a couple of years ago and inside you could see every light source being reflected in it. Outdoors it was unusable. It was horrible, so much so I sold it and got a laptop with a matt screen. The iPad is going to be just as bad, not just outside but imagine trying to use one in an office building with overhead lights. Best to use it in a dark room--which is where iPadaphiles should probably be kept anyway.
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|04-07-2010, 01:23 PM||#20|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The Sandwich Isles
Device: Samsung Galaxy Note, Nook HD+
From what I've read about the iPad's overheating problem, you wouldn't want to use it in full sunlight in any case.
|10-17-2010, 04:42 PM||#22|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: Aluratek Libre, Sony 350/T1,Pandigital, eBM 911, Nook HD/HD+, Fire HDX
iPads seem to be just like my smart phone display in the sunlight - almost impossible to use.
|10-17-2010, 10:19 PM||#23|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Maryland, USA
Device: Nook Simple Touch, HPC Evo 4G LTE
That being said.
1. I think I would find seeing reflections of myself or other things annoying while reading.
2. I don't want to need polarizing sunglasses to read my ebooks.
3. I would dispute that 2%. Maybe it is not where you read most of the time, but I can imagine in some areas, where the weather is nice, reading outside at lunch. And of course, if you happen to vacation at the beach, you might want to spend many hours at a stretch reading outside.
Nothing wrong with getting an I-Pad, but lets be honest, it is not the dedicated reader's best choice.
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