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Old 04-18-2013, 11:45 AM   #166
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Eh. Compared to a normal mass-market paperback (screw hardcovers and trade paperbacks - waste of money and waaaaaaaaaaaay too heavy), you lose just a bit less than a vertical inch on a Touch or Glo (same 3.5" width, though, assuming some idiot hasn't set fixed margins and the device doesn't override that setting like it should; ditto for line spacing and justiication)
Since I had a paperback handy (Hal Clement's The Nitrogen Fix), I measured the amount of the page used for text which came out at 9cm by 14cm. On my Glo, the area of the screen being used for text measured at 8.8cm by 11cm -- I don't believe in wasting much room on margins. The 14cm for the woodpulp book includes about .8 cm above the book text used for the author name/book title and page number.

For those who are interested, the book measures 10.5cm x 17.5cm when closed while the Glo measures 11.3cm x 15.7cm.

So not a major difference between the ereader and the paperback in terms of what I can see on the page at one time.

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Old 04-18-2013, 11:50 AM   #167
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Because people will insist on comparing to hardcovers and trade paperbacks rather than mass-market paperbacks in order to make the device look better than it actually is (like they do when defending high ebook prices).
I actually find hardcovers less tiring than paperbacks. Sure, they're heavier, but you don't have to maintain a constant pressure to hold the pages open. (I hate breaking book spines.)

eReaders win on both counts, of course.

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Old 04-18-2013, 03:48 PM   #170
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My local Chapters has an Aura on display. Me likey. Now if I could just justify blowing $170 + tax on a new e-reader...
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How about the resolution and front lighting? Speed?
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:45 PM   #176
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How about the resolution and front lighting? Speed?
Check here: http://www.kobo.com/koboaurahd/techspecs/

1440x1080 screen is the item that catches the eye. My daughter is thinking about getting one to read her manga. Otherwise, pretty close to the Glo in specs with double the internal storage and more RAM (I think) -- the only number anyone seems to want to quote for the Glo is the size of the internal SD card

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Check here: http://www.kobo.com/koboaurahd/techspecs/

1440x1080 screen is the item that catches the eye. My daughter is thinking about getting one to read her manga. Otherwise, pretty close to the Glo in specs with double the internal storage and more RAM (I think) -- the only number anyone seems to want to quote for the Glo is the size of the internal SD card

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Thanks, but I am well aware of the technical specs. I am interested in a firsthand impression/report from someone that has actually seen it.

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My Aura has shipped. I have a tracking number and everything! Knowing Canada Post, 5-7 day shipping will no doubt be 7.

EDIT The tracking number didn't appear to be in the system yet. It was, however the link in the confirmation email had a leading '. Once I removed it and searched for a tracking number that was all numbers (without the initial '), all was well. It should arrive (or so they say) on the 25th.

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