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Old 04-11-2020, 03:09 PM   #16
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Most of the time, I use my laptop or iPad Pro for PDFs. The eInk devices are my emergency fallback when "they're better than nothing" is the mantra.
And in some cases, nothing is better then a smallish eInk screen when it comes to PDF..
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Most of the time, I use my laptop or iPad Pro for PDFs. The eInk devices are my emergency fallback when "they're better than nothing" is the mantra.
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And in some cases, nothing is better then a smallish eInk screen when it comes to PDF..
Sorry, Jon but I have to ask which way to take your statement. Am I to read it as stating that a smallish eInk screen is the best for PDFs or that not having access to the PDF is better than using a smallish eInk screen?

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Old 04-11-2020, 04:59 PM   #18
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Sorry, Jon but I have to ask which way to take your statement. Am I to read it as stating that a smallish eInk screen is the best for PDFs or that not having access to the PDF is better than using a smallish eInk screen?

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I'm saying that the effort and hassle to try to read a PDF on an eInk screen can be not worth it.
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I'm saying that the effort and hassle to try to read a PDF on an eInk screen can be not worth it.
Indeed, you can buy a decent 10" tablet at at close to HALF the price of 7" eink, so I have both.
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Most of the time, I use my laptop or iPad Pro for PDFs. The eInk devices are my emergency fallback when "they're better than nothing" is the mantra.
Of my PDFs, 49 can be read comfortably on my Libra, and the rest (166 presently) are on my Forma only. But though a few are more or less comfortable to read in good daylight, many are not.

I tried to read on my 15" Surface Book 2: it is only comfortable for a while sitting on a sofa with my legs on an ottoman, but the battery doesn't hold for hours, and the back becomes warm after a while. Plus it doesn't keep my page from one time to the next. Plus my eyes suffer if I have to endure a backlight for long.

I downloaded the Gaffiot 2016 Latin-French dictionary yesterday, and the Forma really doesn't suit, so I've decided to once more explore options for those 166 books I've started but gave up on.

How does your experience on your laptop or iPad pro compare?

I would love a bigger ereader with good PDF handling AND front light, but I've read here that there is no front light possible on bigger screens. So it would have to have a very white screen with a very crisp definition. I would only use it for PDFs and perhaps a few ebooks with high definition illustrations / maps / schemes / tables, since I'm fine with my kobo readers for all the rest of my books

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I would love a bigger ereader with good PDF handling AND front light, but I've read here that there is no front light possible on bigger screens.
13.3 inch devices are not illuminated.
Up to 10.3 inch devices are illuminated.
I can only recommend the Android devices from Boox (up to 13.3) and Likebook (up to 10.3).
Since there is only one manufacturer of this screen (EInk), it depends on the technology of the control how well something is displayed.
I have (illuminated) devices from both manufacturers and I am very satisfied with both
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