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Old 12-11-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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Kobo Mini: So, which is it?

I've been eyeing the Mini for a while... I LOVE the small size, but was turned off by one spec:

http://www.kobo.com/kobomini/techspecs/

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5" E Ink touchscreen; Vizplex V110 display; 16-level grey scale
...but on this page:

http://www.kobo.com/kobomini

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Complete with a no-glare natural Pearl E Ink touchscreen and built-in Wi Fi, it’s the full Kobo experience at a great value.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by twowheels View Post
I've been eyeing the Mini for a while... I LOVE the small size, but was turned off by one spec:

http://www.kobo.com/kobomini/techspecs/



...but on this page:

http://www.kobo.com/kobomini
Apparently the same confusion existed with Sony 2 years ago... And apparently pearl = vizplex according to this post: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...7&postcount=17

This review is interesting too: http://www.the-digital-reader.com/20.../#.UMgI5jwo7bV

Ps: go for it! The screen is great, I too now prefer reading on my Mini over my Sony T1 (which is pearl but not as high resolution as the Glo and Paperwhite)

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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That says V220, the specs say V110.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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While I can't offer anything on the specific screen, I can say it looks and works great. I haven't had a single moment of regret or buyers remorse since I got mine.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:43 PM   #5
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According to reviews, the Kobo Mini likely doesn't have a Pearl screen, so the blacks will be greyer. This might be offset by the fact that the Mini likely has a higher DPI and thus sharper looking text, as well as easily being able to adjust font weight to make the in-built fonts appear bolder. Try to demo it if possible, or consider getting your hands on a Sony Reader 350 if you're lucky enough to find one.
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I couldn't resist the $49 sale here recently and so bought one. I have to agree with the above posters. The text looks very sharp and by increasing the font weight, it looks very dark.
The shops here have Sony, Kindle, and Kobo on display next to each other. In a side-by-side comparison, the Kobo Mini compares very favourably.
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