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Old 07-25-2013, 03:01 AM   #61
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I bought a Nook HD for travelling as I need a good screen, for me a cheaper lighter mini iPad is no good if the trade off is a screen resolution worse than the Nook HD which is around 243. The current mini ipad is 163. I don't want to see pixels when I read.
Do you see pixels when you read on your Kindle Keyboard or Kindle Touch? The iPad Mini has pretty much the same pixel density as those devices do.
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Do you see pixels when you read on your Kindle Keyboard or Kindle Touch? The iPad Mini has pretty much the same pixel density as those devices do.
I don't see them on the Kindle Keyboard as I only read ebooks on that. I sold my Kindle Touch. The problem for me with the mini is I want to read my fan fiction PDFs which I cannot get into any other format easily (or at all in some cases) and they need a decent tablet screen resolution. They aren't a factor with my Kindle Keyboard or Paperwhite as I can't (and won't) read PDFs on my Kindle.
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No small tablet is good for PDFs. You really do need a larger-screen device for that.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:27 AM   #64
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No small tablet is good for PDFs. You really do need a larger-screen device for that.
I keep being told that and keep saying the same thing. I need to travel with a small tablet so I have to work with the best screen I can get, taking price into account, and right now that is not the current ipad mini.

My Nook HD will have to do for now
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I don't see them on the Kindle Keyboard as I only read ebooks on that. I sold my Kindle Touch. The problem for me with the mini is I want to read my fan fiction PDFs which I cannot get into any other format easily (or at all in some cases) and they need a decent tablet screen resolution. They aren't a factor with my Kindle Keyboard or Paperwhite as I can't (and won't) read PDFs on my Kindle.
A bit OT but http://flagfic.com and the FFDL plug-in for Calibre work great for converting fanfics from a variety of websites into epub and mobi formats.
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No small tablet is good for PDFs. You really do need a larger-screen device for that.
With a high enough resolution, it can be. If I'm able to read the same size characters on 600dpi laser-printed paper but can't read it on the tablet, that just means resolution on the tablet isn't high enough (and I usually print PDFs with lots of pages in booklet mode so effective physical size of that is probably smaller than what would be rendered on the iPad Mini).
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Doesn't work with my eyesight, I'm afraid. An A4/Letter page shrunk to fit on a 7" tablet is just too damned small for my vision, no matter how high the resolution is .
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With a high enough resolution, it can be. If I'm able to read the same size characters on 600dpi laser-printed paper but can't read it on the tablet, that just means resolution on the tablet isn't high enough (and I usually print PDFs with lots of pages in booklet mode so effective physical size of that is probably smaller than what would be rendered on the iPad Mini).
In landscape i can read pdfs even on my 4.3 inch phone. Can't see a whole page at once, but the text ismore than big enough to be readable.
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Doesn't work with my eyesight, I'm afraid. An A4/Letter page shrunk to fit on a 7" tablet is just too damned small for my vision, no matter how high the resolution is .
I've been able to work out (which hasn't been easy tbh) the reflow option on Mantano an Android app that works with PDFs. In iOS I can use Goodreader but the Mantano app works better.
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A bit OT but http://flagfic.com and the FFDL plug-in for Calibre work great for converting fanfics from a variety of websites into epub and mobi formats.
I have never been happy with any PDF conversions, they don't flow properly. Headers and Trailers and Page Numbers merge into sentences so I'd rather read the native PDFs. But thanks for the links
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I keep being told that and keep saying the same thing. I need to travel with a small tablet so I have to work with the best screen I can get, taking price into account, and right now that is not the current ipad mini.

My Nook HD will have to do for now
That new nexus 7 is looking pretty sweet!! From what Ive seen the screen looks amazing, unlike the first nexus, more like an ipad 3 or 4. I'll find it amazing if AAPL doesnt ship a mini retina this cycle, as Android tabs have been killing the Apple resolution of 1024x768 in a smaller package.

Of course I also find it amazing that apples OS hasnt really changed GUI since its original launch
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I'll find it amazing if AAPL doesnt ship a mini retina this cycle, as Android tabs have been killing the Apple resolution of 1024x768 in a smaller package.
Sales of the Mini would seem to suggest that it's far from dead. If it is dead, it's a pretty healthy corpse .
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That's why their probably won't be a retina version next year. If anything Apple are geniuses at slowly dragging out the rate of innovations or improvements. One year it's one thing and then next year it's another even when they could add all the improvements at one time.
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In landscape i can read pdfs even on my 4.3 inch phone. Can't see a whole page at once, but the text ismore than big enough to be readable.
That doesn't really give enough detail to be clear.
Maybe you could tell us how many letters you can see at once across the screen.
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An ipad mini with retina screen will be worth waiting for. I currently travel with my iPhone and Nook, my long term plan is not to replace the iPhone but to replace the Nook with the retina mini ipad and get a cheap phone. The iPhone is a crap phone IMO so I'd rather have a pay as you go phone and a 3G mini ipad, but I want the retina screen one, nothing else is good enough.
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