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Old 06-02-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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Which PDF- reader shall I wait for?

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I was very close to buy a Cybook Gen 3. But I read, it doesnt take PDF-format so good.

So, I decide to wait. But, what shall I wait for? What e-reader? The price is maximum 500£.



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Old 06-02-2008, 02:13 PM   #2
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The iRex iLiad is excellent for PDFs and well within your budget, especially the new cheaper "eBook Reader Edition". It's £399.

That's provided that you ONLY want to read PDFs, of course. The Gen3 is a heck of a lot better all-round fiction reader (IMHO).
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Thanks for your great reply!


Do you mean https://www.irexshop.com/product_inf...roducts_id=67?
499£?

But is iRex iLiad much better than Gen3 and can read all kinds of PDF? With images and everything without problem?



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Old 06-02-2008, 06:22 PM   #4
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I would expect Sony and Amazon to improve on pdf readability over time, Sony very soon...I hear
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It's 499 euros not pounds.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:56 PM   #6
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The iRex iLiad is excellent for PDFs and well within your budget, especially the new cheaper "eBook Reader Edition". It's £399.

That's provided that you ONLY want to read PDFs, of course. The Gen3 is a heck of a lot better all-round fiction reader (IMHO).

just curious why you think the gen 3 is a better all round fiction reader?
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I'm sure an actual Gen 3 owner can give you a more complete answer but IMO a 6" reader is just a nicer size for curling up in bed or a comfy chair, throwing in your handbag, etc. It's very close to a book in that regard. I really want a large reader for PDF, too, when the price and features are optimal for me, but I think I'll always want a little paperback-sized reader.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:10 AM   #8
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Hi dudes,


But, if I buy a Gen3 I can convert the PDF-files into HTML-format, and can read it without problem, right?



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yes, but why not download a copy of mobipocket creator and try converting some pdfs to mobipocket files? if you also download mobipocket reader, you can see how they worked out.

the only pdfs i converted to mobi so far look good, but to be fair, i used pretty simple ones.

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But, if I buy a Gen3 I can convert the PDF-files into HTML-format, and can read it without problem, right?



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just curious why you think the gen 3 is a better all round fiction reader?
Because I read MobiPocket books. The MobiPocket Reader on the iLiad is rather primitive (eg it doesn't have bookmarks, which are essential for me). I prefer to smaller size of the Gen3, the faster boot time, and the longer battery life.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:14 AM   #11
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Hmm, Astak 9,7'' seems to be a fine e-reader. What do you think the price will be, better than iRex iLiad?


When do you think the Astak 9,7'' can be bought? In august?


I dont know if I shall wait or buy iLiad. It's nice to read books outside in the sunlight and lay on the grass. Help me, what do you think?



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Old 06-03-2008, 11:20 AM   #12
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I'd be surprised if we saw any 9.7" screen devices before the end of the year.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:33 AM   #13
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OK, my friend.


Well, thus it will be a iRex iLiad. I take the book edition £499. Is there anything else, battery, cables, etc?

The iLiad battery can be charged with USB from computer, right?



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I would expect Sony and Amazon to improve on pdf readability over time, Sony very soon...I hear
The Kindle doesn't do PDF. I don't ever expect that to change.

Now as for Sony, I hope when they come out with the next firmware that PDF will be much improved. But we'll just have to wait and see.
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The iLiad battery can be charged with USB from computer, right?
The USB port on the iLiad itself is for memory sticks or a keyboard. The battery can only be charged via the "travel hub", which also has wired Ethernet and a USB port for connecting to a desktop computer. This is significant, because with heavy use you are going to need to recharge every day or so.
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