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Old 04-05-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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jetBook vs iPad. Reading in sunlight.

jetBook is the clear victor. Its purpose is for use on the go but is rendered almost completely useless in sunlight . I use my jetBook and my laptop in the sun almost all the time.

Yes the iPad is on and on its brightest setting.


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Old 04-05-2010, 04:30 PM   #2
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Outdoor reading is one of my favorite perks of using my JBL. I just took a 30 minute stroll during lunch while reading on it in full Orlando sunlight.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:36 PM   #3
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Here's a really high res one if you want to see a close up. I wont post because it is huge.

http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/6...dvsjetbook.jpg
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:58 PM   #4
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I'm thinking to buy iPad but I don't like this picture in sunlight. jetBook screen looks much better...
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:04 PM   #5
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ipad clearly isnt for ebooks.

if you want an ereader, buy an ereader (aka jetBook lol)

if you want a tablet, buy an ipad. simple.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:16 PM   #6
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ipad clearly isnt for ebooks.

if you want an ereader, buy an ereader (aka jetBook lol)

if you want a tablet, buy an Android tablet. simple.
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LOL I love it that's the #1 reason why the Ipad is a bummer as a ebook reader It too frick'n big! LOL . And it's color high glossy led screen is a loser in bright light although the Ipoo oops Imaxie oops Ipad can be read in a light tight dark room though and thats super Kwel LOL
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:05 AM   #8
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jetBook is the clear victor. Its purpose is for use on the go but is rendered almost completely useless in sunlight . I use my jetBook and my laptop in the sun almost all the time.

Yes the iPad is on and on its brightest setting.
You've got to admit, though, that the iPod has a much better image of the overhead latticework (if that's what it is) than does the JB.

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This is pretty much one of the great disadvantages of the iPad over the other readers.
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If Apple had used a transreflective screen (like on the old Palm pdas, it would have looked beautiful in sunlight.
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If Apple had used a transreflective screen (like on the old Palm pdas, it would have looked beautiful in sunlight.
And isn't that what the jetbook has?

I LOVE this comparison.
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The FAQ for the Ectaco Jetbook:
http://www.jetbook.net/faq.php?refid=29532

says ``Reflective TFT, high-contrast, eye-friendly background, 180-degree viewing area''

Unfortunately, there aren't many devices w/ Transflective displays:

http://www.toughbookdepot.com/shop/p...product_id=265

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Was the iPad in the photo actually on?
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But to be honest, since the iPad is rather large, I do think a smaller reader for on the go would be a good thing to have as well if you do have an iPad. I have a 505 and if I was to get an iPad or similar device, I'd still have my 505 as I would not want to lug around an iPad all day.
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