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Old 07-05-2011, 07:34 AM   #1
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poll: what is more important to you in an e-reader?

While one might want all which three do you need or you won't buy the device? Please prioritize. I have put them randomly then my own list.

1. simplicity
2. features
3. size (big or small screen?)
4. no need to attach to computer
5. can download books in a local retail store
6. international accessability
7. low price
8. highlighability
9. searchableness
10. speed
11. anonymity
12. lightweightness
13. long battery life
14. multiple formats can be read
15. large memory
16. expandable memory

For me...

1. size (small)
2. lightweight
3. highlightable
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:44 AM   #2
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:33 AM   #3
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:34 AM   #4
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:40 AM   #5
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1. no need to attach to computer
2. can download books in a local retail store (or anywhere for that matter)
3. size (big)
4. speed
5. access to samples

highlighting and notes are nice but not a high priority for me. what i need is being able to get across the book easy. going from chapter to chapter makes that easier, but a book is still infinitely easier to navigate and find a selection you wanted to look back to.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:43 AM   #6
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1. Content
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:53 AM   #7
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:57 PM   #8
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:03 PM   #9
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:27 PM   #10
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While interesting topics this (and several other threads started ) isn't really a poll it is a question.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:20 AM   #11
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1. speed/large memory
2. searchability
3. multiple formats can be read

I need something that can handle a large library and also not keep me waiting for page turns. I want to be able to buy/access as many formats as possible.

Highlighting for me is a total non-issue, I have never highlighted anything and am not about to start now.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:31 AM   #12
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1. FEATURES: Open multiple books simultaneously - for me no point in a reader or even slate device which cannot achieve this trivial to implement ability.
2. SIZE: 11" or larger color display - I don't care about light weight as functionality is more important than the superficial.
3. BATTERY: User swappable or extra battery is a must due to my need for a large panel.

My intention is a research and work tool not a toy or novelty to replace $4 paper novels.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:37 AM   #13
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:41 AM   #14
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1. FEATURES: Open multiple books simultaneously - for me no point in a reader or even slate device which cannot achieve this trivial to implement ability.
2. SIZE: 11" or larger color display - I don't care about light weight as functionality is more important than the superficial.
3. BATTERY: User swappable or extra battery is a must due to my need for a large panel.

My intention is a research and work tool not a toy or novelty to replace $4 paper novels.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:17 AM   #15
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