Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Which one should I buy?

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-03-2014, 05:05 AM   #31
chribonn
Junior Member
chribonn began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 7
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jan 2014
Device: Moon+ Reader
I find Moon+Reader fantastic for reading PDFs. I use if on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Android tablet. It has a rendering capability that is second to none. I had also tried Aldiko but on the rendering front Aldiko was a non starter.

The only problem I have with Moon+Reader is that I find its customization rather complex.
chribonn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 09:20 AM   #32
Sgt.Stubby
Enthusiast
Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 45
Karma: 530000
Join Date: Dec 2013
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abbyroza View Post
Too much reflection and not enough brightness.

So, I hope to get an answer, other than 'buy a tablet'. I have one.
Sounds like you mistakenly bought a tablet with a display that has a single mode of operation. You should have gone for a dual-mode display (e.g. pixel qi), to avoid the need for multiple devices.
Sgt.Stubby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 09:24 AM   #33
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 65,008
Karma: 43118253
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Voyage, iPad Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, N7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sgt.Stubby View Post
Sounds like you mistakenly bought a tablet with a display that has a single mode of operation. You should have gone for a dual-mode display (e.g. pixel qi), to avoid the need for multiple devices.
What would you recommend?
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 12:48 PM   #34
Sgt.Stubby
Enthusiast
Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sgt.Stubby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 45
Karma: 530000
Join Date: Dec 2013
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
What would you recommend?
short answer: XO-4 Touch (it's hard to acquire though)

long answer:

Look for a tablet or laptop on the used market that has a broken screen, and order a pixel qi diy kit to replace it, then install a FOSS OS on it.

There are some tablets and laptops on the market that include a pixel qi screen from the factory, but they all involve a licensed installation of the worlds poorest quality OS, so I don't recommend them.

Exceptionally, the X0-1 has a dual-mode screen and comes with a decent OS (Fedora) -- these are sold on eBay. The X0-4 Touch is the latest model, but it's not generally available to the general public now that the one-laptop-per-child program has discontinued the "give one get one" option. There are ways though, if you volunteer for an OLPC-based project, or know someone who does.

The XO Tablet may be a good option (Anyone can buy one for ~$130). I would be a bit cautious though, because it has Android. I cannot generally recommend it ATM, because the Android ecosystem has copious binary blobs and Android culture supports a kind of jailed system with apps that cannot be removed. I don't know the particulars of the XO Tablet though.. it could be all FOSS, and rooted from the factory for all I know. Something to investigate..

There is also Yotaphone, but probably too small for PDFs, and I'm almost certain it's a jailed Android that depends on binary blobs.

Last edited by Sgt.Stubby; 01-03-2014 at 04:41 PM.
Sgt.Stubby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 06:54 PM   #35
Abbyroza
Junior Member
Abbyroza began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 4
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2013
Device: Sony
After reading all the advice here, which was really appreciated, I ordered the Kindle DX. It arrived today and judging from the first tests everything looks fine. PDF's are easy to read in the 'fit to page'-mode, contrast is high enough, even in bright sunlight. Transferring form my Macbook is a piece of cake, and also the 3G-wireless capability for downloading books is a clear plus.

So this is what I was looking for to replace my iPad for reading in bright lighting circumstances. I'm happy with this reader, unless some disadvantage would come up in the days ahead, with more intensive use… Then I'll let you guys know!
Abbyroza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2014, 10:12 AM   #36
Dr. Drib
Grand Sorcerer
Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Dr. Drib's Avatar
 
Posts: 29,094
Karma: 12826760
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
Device: Kindle PW2(WiFi) / FireHD; Kindle DX-G; Kobo-AuraHD,Glo,Mini; Ipad Air
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abbyroza View Post
After reading all the advice here, which was really appreciated, I ordered the Kindle DX. It arrived today and judging from the first tests everything looks fine. PDF's are easy to read in the 'fit to page'-mode, contrast is high enough, even in bright sunlight. Transferring form my Macbook is a piece of cake, and also the 3G-wireless capability for downloading books is a clear plus.

So this is what I was looking for to replace my iPad for reading in bright lighting circumstances. I'm happy with this reader, unless some disadvantage would come up in the days ahead, with more intensive use… Then I'll let you guys know!


Yes, this is a good eInk reader for most PDFs. I have a number of PDF files (and an Ipad Air), and I much prefer the Kindle when the lighting situation warrants.

However, I actually like to use this reading mobi files (or converted epubs) during the daytime, when the lighting situation is not an issue.

At night, I couldn't live without my Kindle PW2.

The two complement one another.
Dr. Drib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2014, 03:12 PM   #37
ring0_event
Zealot
ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'
 
Posts: 140
Karma: 39918
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Kindle3 (3G), PRS-950 (x2), PRS-T1
I'm curious- which is better for PDFs, the Onyx M92, or the Kindle DX? Any takers on that comparison?
ring0_event is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2014, 06:19 AM   #38
markom
Addict
markom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.markom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.markom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.markom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.markom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.markom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.markom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.markom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.markom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.markom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.markom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 387
Karma: 445376
Join Date: Sep 2012
Device: sony prs t1 kindle dx ipad
Quote:
Originally Posted by ring0_event View Post
I'm curious- which is better for PDFs, the Onyx M92, or the Kindle DX? Any takers on that comparison?
M92 is better because it has a touch screen with stylus pen for handwriting, wi-fi, sd card support and you don't need to install additional software to get all the necessary zooming options like with Kindle DX.

But, it doesn't necessarily mean that you will always be satisfied with its annotation speed (handwriting).

Another solution will be to buy cheaper Kindle DX, install kindlepdfviewer thereon (this is must) and then (when there is need for handwriting) simultaneously use some tablet for handwriting, color pdfs etc.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=157047


M95, successor to M92, is expected in a few months time, featuring faster processor, more memory and Android 2.3.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...0&postcount=21

Last edited by markom; 01-17-2014 at 06:45 AM.
markom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2014, 10:16 AM   #39
ring0_event
Zealot
ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'ring0_event can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'
 
Posts: 140
Karma: 39918
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Kindle3 (3G), PRS-950 (x2), PRS-T1
Thanks for the comparison and the heads up for the M95. Strange that it's only Android 2.3 and not 4.x. I'll read up on it, been out of the loop for a while now.
ring0_event is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2014, 08:17 PM   #40
Halberdier
Junior Member
Halberdier began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 6
Karma: 10
Join Date: Aug 2011
Device: Kindle 3 Wi-Fi
I have an old Kindle 3 and use it to read mostly pdf files. I'm quite happy about the rendering. However large files are a bit of a challenge for the processor performance; sometimes it even hangs.
Halberdier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2014, 09:36 PM   #41
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 37,884
Karma: 18755150
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
The best (IMHO) is an iPad with the Goodreader app.
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2014, 06:12 AM   #42
dr. ego
Member
dr. ego can differentiate black from dark navy bluedr. ego can differentiate black from dark navy bluedr. ego can differentiate black from dark navy bluedr. ego can differentiate black from dark navy bluedr. ego can differentiate black from dark navy bluedr. ego can differentiate black from dark navy bluedr. ego can differentiate black from dark navy bluedr. ego can differentiate black from dark navy bluedr. ego can differentiate black from dark navy bluedr. ego can differentiate black from dark navy bluedr. ego can differentiate black from dark navy blue
 
dr. ego's Avatar
 
Posts: 13
Karma: 13112
Join Date: Oct 2014
Device: Kobo H2O
Any e-reader which can run Koreader is basicly great for reading pdf's in my opinion. As i'm still in university, i read a lot of pdf's on my e-reader. A tablet would be way to distracting for me to get any studying done.
dr. ego is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2014, 12:18 PM   #43
DaleDe
Grand Sorcerer
DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DaleDe's Avatar
 
Posts: 9,744
Karma: 5072196
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Device: EB 1150, EZ Reader, Literati, iPad 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr. ego View Post
Any e-reader which can run Koreader is basicly great for reading pdf's in my opinion. As i'm still in university, i read a lot of pdf's on my e-reader. A tablet would be way to distracting for me to get any studying done.
If you turn off the WiFi there is no reason a tablet should distract you.

Dale
DaleDe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 08:44 PM   #44
Bolsa
Junior Member
Bolsa ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Bolsa ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Bolsa ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Bolsa ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Bolsa ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Bolsa ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Bolsa ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Bolsa ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Bolsa ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Bolsa ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Bolsa ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 7
Karma: 350010
Join Date: May 2012
Device: kindle fire
bigger is better.

I read PDF files on:
- Kindle Fire 7"
- Kindle Fire 9"
- Laptop 15"

The answer from the best to worst: Laptop, KF 9, KF7.
So for PDF files : (screen) bigger is better.
Bolsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
eBook PDF - free tool for creating PDF eBooks from text files KACartlidge PDF 6 01-04-2012 10:41 AM
PDF Reader Review and Guide: View, Optimize and Create PDF files UpSpin Sony Reader 15 11-26-2011 11:11 AM
Which e-reader for PDF files ? Gehan Which one should I buy? 6 01-25-2011 02:34 PM
what's the best reader for PDF files? Outsider Which one should I buy? 1 12-26-2010 01:11 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:28 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.