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Old 12-18-2009, 11:50 AM   #1
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Kindle DX, PRS-505, nook, and paper - side-by-side

A side-by-side comparison of the Sony PRS-505, the Amazon Kindle DX, the Barnes&Noble nook, and paper book.

I used Calibre to convert a scanlation of the manga Fairy Tail, and put it side-by-side with the print version.

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Old 12-20-2009, 06:06 PM   #2
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Thanks much, a great set of photos. And videos of page turning.

I was surprised that the older Sony 505 page turns are equally as fast as the Kindle DX, despite the mismatch of processor speed.

Not only did paper win out in clarity, it also had the best translation.
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Thanks for the videos. I don't think the slow page turn will really be an issue. The real pain is when you try to get back to the first page. I hope it's just a firmware issue and not a majorly screwed up hardware.
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Very interesting comparison.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:06 PM   #5
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I just write an article about comparison table about Nook, Kindle DX, and Sony Digital Reader Touch Edition . this is a quick sum up.

- Kindle DX has a biggest screen size.

- Nook & Sony Digital Reader Touch Edition has a touchscreen keyboard while Kindle DX only has a Qwerty keyboard.

- Sony Digital Reader Touch Edition is a lightest e-reader among this three.

- Kindle DX is a biggest e-reader.

- Kindle has a best screen resolution 1200*824 pixel

- Kindle has a largest 4 gb memory.

- Sony Digital Reader Touch Edition has a longest battery life – 2 weeks (no wireless on Sony).
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:08 PM   #6
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Interesting that the 505 looked noticeably better then the nook.
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... Nook & Sony Digital Reader Touch Edition has a touchscreen keyboard while Kindle DX only has a Qwerty keyboard. ...
I can't say anything about the Sony Touch Edition as I've never used it, but in my opinion the Kindle's tiny physical QWERTY buttons, as bad as they are, run rings around the Nook's virtual keyboard, and they're always there when you need them; no need to wake up the LCD screen and flip through menus just to get to the keyboard.
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Interesting that the 505 looked noticeably better then the nook.
In my capacity as Grand Arbiter of All Things Aesthetic, I have to take issue with that statement. The one area in which the Nook really shines is in its beauty. When the Wicked Queen asked the Magic Mirror who’s the fairest in the land, the Mirror answered “The Nook, Your Majesty!”

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