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Old 08-16-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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Are any eReaders good for Magazines?

I want an eReader I can take to the kitchen in the morning, read a magazine / newspaper while eating breakfast, take to the office and read a little at lunch or during break times, and then bring back home to read a bit before bed.

I also want to read some books on it when I have longer amounts of time, but I'm having trouble figuring out which eReaders can support casual reading of magazines and newspapers well. I know the iPad can, but it's $500+. Maybe nothing on the market is out right now, and if so, what should I look for down the road? And why?

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Old 08-17-2010, 03:40 AM   #2
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The iPad really is the only game in town right now for that purpose.
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Depends a bit on what magazines and newspapers you want to read.

I've been using Calibre to download two US newspapers from the web, and the selection of magazines you can do the same for is impressive. Of course, you have to be interested in the text of the articles primarily. The pictures definitely look nicer on the website.

Take a look over on the Calibre section here at Mobile Read, especially on the "sticky" thread devoted to scripts. You might find that it might be possible to do precisely what you want on just about any e-reader.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:47 AM   #4
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you are in the same situation as those who want to read large technical pdfs...

Basically you need a large format reader
Kindle DX, Sony Daily, ipad, iliad or alternatively a small netbook tablet (eg ASUS t91mt)
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-bo...Larger_Devices

If you want colour you are limited to ipad, netbook, or one of the many cheap android devices around.

Alternatively you could look a large cellphone such as dell streak which handles news really quite well. Magazines are best through a rss reader.

Also you could look at a used nokia n770/800 with fbreader, pdf reader etc.

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magazines it depends, if its just the articles then e ink is fine, but if you are more into the pictures like People, US Weekly, Nat Geo then the iPad is the only way to go or the Pandigital.
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