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Old 02-10-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Netbook vs dedicated eBook reader

Does anyone have any direct experience with using the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook computer as an eBook reader? I need a netbook and I want an eBook reader but I cannot afford both at the same time.

FBreader software works (which reads several formats, including Mobipocket) on the Dell with Linux Ubuntu as the operating system.

An Ebook reader's electronic paper has real advantages over an LCD screen and weighs less than a netbook (especially in bright light). However, a netbook is a fully functional computer that can display ebooks and do lots of other things too.

I was considering a BeBook reader but more and more the netbook approach seems not only more versatile but also fairly practical, with the advantages outweighing the disadvantages.

What is wrong with my ideas about this?
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