|10-06-2009, 04:08 PM||#1|
The Giant Hobbit
Join Date: Aug 2009
Device: Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle DX, Kobo Mini, Kobo Aura HD
Large Screen Reader
Hey all bookworms!
I am currently studying Software Engineering. For those of you who have never seen our books, I think it would suffice to say that the average SE book weighs about 1 kg (2.2 lbs). Hard to carry even one of them in your bag.
As such, I have been looking for a large screen (at least 8 or maybe 9 inches) reader below the $500 line.
So far I have looked at a few.
One that caught my attention is the Amazon Kindle DX. However I am not sure if you can load your own books (I mean those that are not bought from the Amazon E-book Store) on it and if it is legal to use it outside the US (I live in Turkey).
Also, can you please suggest a seller that would ship the reader to Turkey? Amazon
doesn't ship the Kindle to outside the US.
Finally, can you tell if the reader would support the Turkish characters?
Thanks a lot, and sorry for the long read
|10-06-2009, 05:22 PM||#2|
So Many Words to Read!
Join Date: Aug 2006
|10-06-2009, 06:57 PM||#3|
Ad astra per aspera
Join Date: Aug 2008
Device: PRS-505, PRS-300 & HTC HD2
Irex is also coming with a 8.1" reader this month, which may be better suited as it will not be a closed reader like the DX. It will support the Epub format and will probably have a better PDF support than the DX.
(The DX only have a limited PDF support and for example don't support Table of contents links or zoom, which for big ebooks is annoying).
|10-06-2009, 08:51 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: HP Touchpad, Sony Duo 13, Lumia 920, Kobo Aura HD
I suggest you wait a few months, new readers from Irex (mentioned above), Netronix, Plastic Logics will arrive. I think a better way to buy US only products than on Ebay is a US address/forwarding service like shipito.
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