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Old 11-27-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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Nook vs Cruz Reader

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That would be my first ereader, but actually i cant decide.

Firstly, i'm outside the US, my father is there for work, so that now he could buy me a Nook. I read that that the direct downloading from Barnes&Noble wouldn't work outside the US, but I guess I could download the books on my PC and then upload them to my Nook, right? So I think it wont be a big problem.

On the other hand, I'm a student, so I have many many pdf files for my study and I also have many books in pdf. But I heard that the Nook doesnt handle the pdfs very fine.. Is that right?

Thasts why I was thinking about the Cruz reader, its almost a tablet pc, it may handle the pdfs better.. But surely it doesnt use e-ink, so im afraid that reading too much would torture my eyes..

What do you think? What would be better?
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:36 PM   #2
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Not sure about the Cruz. I had a Nook Classic and it was pretty sweet, though I never opened a pdf on it. I actually liked the Kindle 3 better than the old Nook just because of the weight. That went out the door, of course, when I got the Nook Color. Is that an option for you? The Nook Color handles pdf files very well.
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Now I googled Nook Color and looks pretty attracting. But what about reading on it? It would be like reading a normal LCD screen, like on a PC, whichis not too comfortable. With e-ink it would be much better for the eye, am I right? Or the difference is not that big?
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:47 AM   #4
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That's a really heated and debated area. I haven't seen any medical studies that show it's a LCD problem, I think it's more a problem of ergonomics, but some people report e-ink is better for everything, for them LCD is terrible, bad for the eyes etc...

E-ink has better battery life and can be read outside in the sun, that cannot be doubted.

I believe you cannot buy from the B&N store outside the USA, even on the computer, unless you use a VPN to make them think you have a US IP. You can buy from Kobo and other e-books stores that will sell outside the US and upload them to your Nook/Nook Color though.

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Now I googled Nook Color and looks pretty attracting. But what about reading on it? It would be like reading a normal LCD screen, like on a PC, whichis not too comfortable. With e-ink it would be much better for the eye, am I right? Or the difference is not that big?
Its actually not as bad as everyone makes out. I adjust the brightness and the background color and its actually pretty nice to read on.
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