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Old 01-11-2018, 06:04 PM   #271
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One thing that's not properly reviewed in most cases is the firmware. How well do these devices read eBooks? That gets glanced over and it then becomes a crap shoot or a wait and hope others at MR buy first so you can ask about the device.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:24 PM   #272
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I only checked that epub reading worked, but haven't used it more than 10 minutes (not enough to know whether there are things that need improving); the device is a bit too large for epub reading, in my opinion.

I'm using my Remarkable each time I need to take notes during a meeting (last time was today), and essentially as a notepad. For this, it's really very good; for reading PDFs, it's not as good - for lack of dedicated, well-designed software (the screen size would be sufficient in most situations).
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:33 PM   #273
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Interestingly Onyx is releasing a 10.3" device with Android 6.0 and it seems to have better specs, such as a quadcore processor and 2gb ram. It was said to weigh merely 350g and had a screen resolution of 1872x1404 (227dpi). The price is also similar to Remarkable at $549 and the person said it was going to be available in Feb at Amazon. Given Onyx's years' of experience with e-readers with Android os, I'm wondering if people will prefer theirs to Remarkable. Please watch this hands-on video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1huyi7mgbzY
The 13.3" version is available here:
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:40 AM   #274
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I'd say it will depend on the users. I have both the Remarkable and the Onyx Boox 2 (the 13.3" version), and for note taking, the Remarkable is way more comfortable to use. For reading documents, it's harder to compare since there is the larger screen size on the Max2, that won't be there with their Note; but since Onyx is going with Android, my guess is that it will be at least possible to find better reading software on the Onyx.

Where the larger Onyx might win for me with note taking, is that it's possible to switch to landscape mode and have a blank page for notes while displaying the document. Once they make it possible to have the blank page on the left, that is; right now, with me being left-handed, my hand would cover the document so it's not very practical.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:50 AM   #275
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Pick one of these up to test as ill be starting a job job with a lot of PDF and annotation work.

The ease of use of being able to write on any pdf or epub is really impressive and so far while the tools are "simple" for annotation and just reading, it does everything i want it to do.

However, there are too many little things that you have to think about that they should be able to fix in software. Issues with documents not saving unless you exit them properly, pen setup resetting in every new document you use are the main ones for me now.

Very happ overall though and a good v1 of the device, i just hope the support continues and that perhaps things like KOreader are ported over
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Updates coming?

I have a remarkable I am trying to sell on ebay (barely tried it, and don't like it is not backlit). I wonder, do you think they will have updates to make it worthwhile?
Also, the cover that is felt is not feeling as quality as it should!
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