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Old 12-14-2008, 04:55 AM   #181
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I just need a few clarifications though -
1) Does the difference of 4 gray scales make much of a difference?? I saw a youtube video comparing the prs-500 and prs-505 and the latter had better contrast. But, the prs-500 didn't have a Vizplex screen apparently? So, honestly speaking, is there a difference?!
Zero difference for text; a small difference for photographs. The better contrast is because it's a 2nd generation Vizplex screen and has nothing to do with the number of grey-scales. The actual screen on the Sony and the Gen3 is identical - the difference lies in the controller.

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2) I've read a few contradictory reviews about the battery life. Can it last 8000 page turns (which is more than the Sony) or does it in fact last less?
"Page turns" is a meaningless measure. Both the Sony and the Gen3 have long battery lives. Which will be "longer" depends entirely how you use the machine.

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3) I have a lot of ebooks, and when I say a lot - I really mean over a 1000 ebooks. I know I won't be able to put all on it, and I wouldn't want to anyway, but just how many can I put in my Cybook without it being utterly slow? Plus, how does this effect browsing for books? There is no file system for the Cybook as of yet, right? whereas Sony has 'Collections' which is some sort of file/folder organization for books.
Of course there's a "file system" - it uses the FAT32 file system. You couldn't put books on it if it didn't have a file system! What it doesn't have is a visible display of folders - the file list is "flat". I have about 300 books on my Gen3 at present; that's probably at the upper end of what's comfortable to navigate.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:24 AM   #182
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its finally here ... and so fragile. It looks amazing though ... I'll go youtube a review after I've used it awhile.

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its finally here ... and so fragile. It looks amazing though ... I'll go youtube a review after I've used it awhile.

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Old 12-19-2008, 04:50 AM   #185
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:35 AM   #186
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Excellent bit of kit. The use of fonts is very good as I can read it without my glasses if necessary.
Now just add in a couple of things and I'd be in seventh heaven
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:35 AM   #187
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I've just ordered mine. I'm from Spain, but my girlfriend is living in the UK and she'll forward it to me.

I can't wait!

PS: The GBP>Euro exchange rate has been of great help
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:26 PM   #188
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PS: The GBP>Euro exchange rate has been of great help
Absolutely! Same thing that convinced me to make the order!

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Old 12-26-2008, 06:08 PM   #189
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:07 AM   #190
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Just received my Cybook, witch is also my first eBook reader ever.
First impressions are very good. The device is incredibly thing and light, and the eInk screen seems a bit "magical" compared to usual PC & portable screens.

One thing to note: the cover included in the W.H. Smith's offer is very, very nice! It fit the device perfectly and provide an adequate protection.

At that price, and considering the current Euro / GBP ratio, it seems a no brainer!

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Old 01-28-2009, 07:29 AM   #192
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I ordered one from WHS smith a month ago, and it was shipped last week. I got it for £176, but now prices have gone to £195.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:49 AM   #193
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I've also seen it, I think the reason for this might be that the pount has gone down quite a lot since last month, almost 20 (euro) cents per pound.
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