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Old 05-11-2010, 01:51 PM   #1
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Notebook replacement

Hi there,

Are there any readers capable of note taking, effectively replacing notebooks ( paper ones, not laptops) in classes. And if so, which would you recommend?

Lightweight is the only requirement, a good battery life is a plus. Also for reading PDFs it should have a large screen, right?

Thanks for your time
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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Depends on your needs --- you might be able to do this w/ a Sony PRS-600/900 --- I'm trying to do this, but I often find myself reaching for my Tablet PC instead.

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Depends on your needs --- you might be able to do this w/ a Sony PRS-600/900 --- I'm trying to do this, but I often find myself reaching for my Tablet PC instead.

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I had a Tablet PC, an HP tx1000, which like most of the tx1000s overheated to death a month after the warranty expired. I disliked the weight and the excessive heat. I got used to the resistive touchscreen but it was impossible to write small (I had to zoom about 50% in and then zoom out to get the effect of writting something with a regular size). I'm thinking of either getting an ebook reader or an Asus T91 to replace it.

So William, I'd like to know how your experience with the PRS-600 is.
Do you have to press hard for the ink to register?
Can you write small stuff, say, like you'd normally write on a paper notebook?
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You don't have to press very hard. that's actually a problem since there's no palm rejection, I find myself making extra lines w/ my knuckles.

Unfortunately, the stylus input sampling is infrequent and curves become linked straight line segments.

The Onyx Boox should be better for this since it has a Wacom digitizer but the software is said to need more work.
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Thanks for the input, William.
I guess I need an e-reader with a Wacom digitizer then

Can someone share their experience with these devices (Onyx and iRex brands) regarding note taking?
Does the e-ink lag(like it's following the pen) and is it bad or can I get used to it?
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I can write fairly small on my PRS-600 --- I believe I could make do w/ it if I didn't have my Tablet PC to fall back on --- guess I should try harder.
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