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Old 02-25-2010, 03:21 PM   #1
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Best (approximately 7 inch) sub-250$ reader for color comics (unzipped CBR/CBZ)?

I currently use an Archos 605 for reading comics. I need something bigger that doesnt need so much zooming. I am totally out of date with the current breed of portable players.

Any recommendations please?
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
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i enjoy my V7 but even the Q7 if you can fined it will do the trick
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If your main goal is to read comics then I'd recommend anything that has Windows CE or Android and will run ComicReaderMobi. The lens feature works great and almost totally negates the need for zoom.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:44 AM   #4
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Look at this device:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/26/h...ships-march-1/

But screen only 800*480 .
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:06 PM   #5
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Thanks, looks like many of these android devices are coming soon. Should I wait for something like MiniHal or go in for a Q7 V7 right now? I can wait a couple of months if it will get me more harddisk like my current archos (160GB).
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:16 PM   #6
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Thanks, looks like many of these android devices are coming soon. Should I wait for something like MiniHal or go in for a Q7 V7 right now? I can wait a couple of months if it will get me more harddisk like my current archos (160GB).
Excuse me being nosey but how much of your 160GB do you actually use?
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:22 PM   #7
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Excuse me being nosey but how much of your 160GB do you actually use?
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Its 60 GB full at the moment. I have a lot of music videos mostly and maybe 10 GBs of comics.. Dont watch movies on this.
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Its 60 GB full at the moment. I have a lot of music videos mostly and maybe 10 GBs of comics.. Dont watch movies on this.
That would be a few SD cards worth then
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:29 PM   #9
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Won't you find a 7inch device too small still?

I'm planning on using an iPad for my comic reading and even then the 9.7" screen will not be as big as it should be really for comics. But it's the best I'll be able to get for a while considering the form factor, weight and size, plus comics will look great on the IPS screen.

At 7inch i'm guessing you'll still have some zooming to do. Whereas at 9.7" you shouldn't really have to zoom at all. I've already done some experimenting with my tablet pc using a window at the same dimensions of the iPad display and this gives me a perfectly readable comic without having to zoom. I'm not sure you could do that at 7inches.

Of course it all depends on what kind of comics your reading really.
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Won't you find a 7inch device too small still?
That's why I recommended ComicReaderMobi. The convenience of the lens feature can't be overstated imho. You just tap the text and it magnifies exactly the spot you want to read, it's really nice. There is a Windows version on the dev's forums that works really well on tablet pcs(and is free).
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:40 PM   #11
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Won't you find a 7inch device too small still?

I'm planning on using an iPad for my comic reading and even then the 9.7" screen will not be as big as it should be really for comics. But it's the best I'll be able to get for a while considering the form factor, weight and size, plus comics will look great on the IPS screen.

At 7inch i'm guessing you'll still have some zooming to do. Whereas at 9.7" you shouldn't really have to zoom at all. I've already done some experimenting with my tablet pc using a window at the same dimensions of the iPad display and this gives me a perfectly readable comic without having to zoom. I'm not sure you could do that at 7inches.

Of course it all depends on what kind of comics your reading really.
I read comics in landscape mode with fit to width, and then scroll down the page. That way zooming is not required. I wont be reading in portrait mode.

9 inch is a bit too big to carry around, 7 inch seems a good compormise between portability and reading.
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:41 PM   #12
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That's why I recommended ComicReaderMobi. The convenience of the lens feature can't be overstated imho. You just tap the text and it magnifies exactly the spot you want to read, it's really nice. There is a Windows version on the dev's forums that works really well on tablet pcs(and is free).
I saw the comicreadermobi demo video, but I dont like the idea of the zoomed text hiding the artwork. I read comics mostly for the artwork!
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:22 AM   #13
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Might want to hold off on the MiniHal. Could be a scam.
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Re: Using It For Comic Books

I like my 7" Black Pandigital Novel. Some find it too small. But at "fit to screen" I like it just fine. It reads cbr and cbz without a problem (or rather, the Android Comic Viewer I use doesn't have a problem). It is not terribly expensive (it was a gift, the person got it on QVC -- allowing them to pay over 4 months using Easy pay).

It has standard 4GB -- and I've read (but have never attempted) that you can open it up and switchout the 4GB microSD to one of your liking. It also accepts up to 32GB from an external SD. All the info is out there online, of course, and I know I'll leave something out. I am not a super user or anything. And while I am not familiar with the other devices available world-wide, it is one of the best for the price. At least NOW. Only in the last part of 2010 did they bring their A-game. And I may be mistaken, but it seems you have memory requirements which are way above what I'd expect a smaller device to handle. If not, I'd take a look at it.

Now there is one issue with the 7" PDN which could be a deal breaker. It would be for me, if I had a vast amount of choices. That is the command bar at the bottom of the page (BACK, HOME & SETTINGS) does not go away when you view a COMIC BOOK page and thus obscures the bottom of the page making a cell sometimes unreadable unless you move it yourself.

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Old 04-21-2011, 11:59 PM   #15
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I have an asus 9 inch tablet.....it works well for a putting a whole page on the screen and it's clear enought to read...I found it too small......so far the best thing I've found for reading comics is a used motion Le 600.......11 and a bit inches....perfect size the comics look great on it and the price was around 250
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