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Old 07-29-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Best Ereader for Manga/Comics

Hi all,

i search the best ereader for read Comics/Mangas .cbr/.cbz files.( i have about 200Go)

Of course, the size of the screen need to be at 9.7" minimum.

For know, my choice is between Onyx M92 and Pocketbook 912.

Maybe you can help me...
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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At the moment there is no realy good e-ink reader for comic/manga.

A good comic reader should have color. there is only the jetbook with color e-ink but it has a annoyingly grey screen and is slow.

m92 + pocketbook 9.7" is both ok. but i wouldnt pay 300 euro + for average hardware and functions just for reading black/white comics.

either you wait or you go for a tablet. if you only want to read mangas (most of them are black/white and smaller) you can go for a 6" xga e-ink display reader.
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At the moment there is no realy good e-ink reader for comic/manga.

either you wait or you go for a tablet. if you only want to read mangas (most of them are black/white and smaller) you can go for a 6" xga e-ink display reader.
Yeah, i can read only manga but im afraid that 6" size are too small for that
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:47 AM   #4
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For me its totaly fine with IriverHD but i have eyesight of nearly 100% with my glasses. A classic manga like ranma fits perfect into 6". A little bit bigger like akira was already tiring for my eyes.
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somebody can help me for my choice please?
im afraid that à 6" is too small for read my mangas....
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Good morning starr974,

you can read manga on a 6" ereader without a problem. I've read them on my Kobo Touch.

Here's a video about manga on a Sony PRS-T1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AguEbIKOb4M

Since I've got my Galaxy Note, I read all my manga and western comics on my phone. With 5.3", the screen is even a bit smaller, but since it reacts way faster than any eInk device, a little zooming from time to time is no problem.

If you're going to buy an ereader especially for manga reading, you should look for a device with decent pdf-features, landscape mode and microSD-slot.

Alternatively, you could also look for a cheap tablet. I'm going to buy an Ainol Novo 7 Aurora after my holidays. I'll use it mainly for reading and some occasional (cough cough) android gaming and I think, it's a comfortable and affordable alternative for comic reading purposes.
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hi J_B,

thanks for your review about the sony PRS-T1.
But i think its too small for me....
i need 9.7" for be really confortable...(sometimes, i can't read in the little bubble)

i dont know the Ainol Novo 7.
thanks for your help^^
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Then you should check out some reviews of the JetbookColor. If you want a big e-reader for reading comics/mangas you should definitively take account of this device.

You can find a good one here:

http://goodereader.com/blog/electron...nds-on-review/

(these guys are a bit too enthusiastic about the new color feature)

And you can find a long discussion here at this forum:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=170312

+ comic review:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=167939

And I would discourage you from buying a device like M92. It's like 100 - 150 $ cheaper than the JetbookColor and it is maybe faster. But it is still not perfect, somehow blurry and you will miss the colors.

But as i said - atm go for a tablet...
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:53 AM   #9
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Thanks DolphinHD
I would like buy tablet too (for manage my collection for exemple) , but my eyes are very tired when i read on my LCD screen (my computer) so im afraid that i cant read long time on tablet with LCD screen....

JetbookColor still expensive for me....
Maybe i need to wait for chrismass, maybe other ereader will come out?!....
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Waiting and hoping for the perfect reader - who does not?
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it's not really for he "perfect reader" but for the cheapest ereader
i think, they are too expensive (as all new technology)
300/350€ for read manga , it's too expensive...i prefer buy Ipad, you can do more things (videos, read with color, manage your collection, games, applications, mail, ect...)
If i was rich, i buy 1 pocketbook now, but im not^^
so i prefer wait the end of this year ....
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it look like slow when i watch video on youtube...
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It is slow, grey and has an ugly user interface. But it has colors and you won't miss that while reading comics.
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The recommendation for the irverHD was a good one, but you might not find them easily. The eink screen performs really well with its higher resolution for b&w comics. I loaded the Scott Pilgrim series on it and it did perfectly well for reading them.

I used a kindle utility to convert some color comics to 16 shaded grey scale and they were pretty good on it also.
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I read comics on my Samsung 8.9 - works great.
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