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Old 09-12-2010, 02:19 AM   #3
Bad Astronaut
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Originally Posted by asabz View Post
I am thinking of getting the kindle to read a lot of academic papers for uni. How does kindle handle large pdfs? Can you navigate them effectively? How do footnotes show up? I've heard the kindle dx is the one to go for with the larger screen but the price is too high for me.

Thanks for your info.
I have the K3 and I read a lot of academic papers, but I do NOT read them on the Kindle. It's very painful due to the small screen and slow scrolling. Footnotes and diagrams are there but it's tedious to navigate. Also, the text is not that easy to read because it doesn't use the Kindle's native fonts - it's more like viewing a photo of the paper. To read PDFs you really need something with a screen close to 8.5x11". Maybe an iPad or a Kindle DX as you mentioned.

I highly recommend the Kindle for reading books, but I just as strongly unrecommend it for PDFs.
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