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Old 03-05-2020, 02:49 PM   #16
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I note the Forma and Libra have different screens (besides just size).

Forma screen is flush with the bezel
Libra screen is indented

Usually, this implies a different touch-screen technology, and, in most previous cases, indented has resulted in a sharper screen image than does flush.

I there a difference in sharpness / clarity of the screens between the Forma and Libra?

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Old 03-05-2020, 02:50 PM   #17
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i have both. the on off switch on my new forma is awful. takes lots and lots of tries to get back out of sleep and sometimes shuts down instead.
my workaround is to use a cover which manages sleep/wake, and never use that button
the libra power button is in a different ( more sensible) place and is a different design
are the screens any different?
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Old 03-05-2020, 03:03 PM   #18
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yes, can stumppt confirm
I don't see an obvious sharpness difference, but maybe I am not the best person to ask. I could not see the difference between kindle voyage and other kindles either, but others say they can.
I think the libra is better value. You pay a lot more to get a bigger screen and a dodgy power button
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Old 03-05-2020, 03:04 PM   #19
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Is the front-lighting on the Forma any more uniform than on the Libra? Because it pretty well sucks on the Libra. The best you can say about it is that "you eventually get used to it", which means you learn to ignore it.
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Is the front-lighting on the Forma any more uniform than on the Libra? Because it pretty well sucks on the Libra. The best you can say about it is that "you eventually get used to it", which means you learn to ignore it.
Again, for me they are equally good, or equally bad. There's a definite shadow line effect, more noticeable on the thick edge, well documented, easy to ignore as it falls outside of default text margin.
I had seen pictures of that before buying either so I was expecting to see it.
If you don't like the libra lighting, you probably will not like the forma.

The light behind the actual filled with text part of the screens looks uniform to me and it's easy to thing of the edge effect as being like a crease in a folder open paper book.

There must be lots of pictures of both uploaded already?
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Old 03-05-2020, 04:56 PM   #21
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I have Forma, from Clara HD, I'd say,if you are reading tech books, better to get Forma.
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Old 03-05-2020, 05:06 PM   #22
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starting to lean towards the libra. money is not a issue, (more the merrier), but my birthday is coming up and it might make more sense to spend it on games and get the cheaper libra.
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Old 03-05-2020, 05:51 PM   #23
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is a 7 or 8 inch better for normal reading? does one have better buttons? just wondering if the forma is toooooo big
This is the case for me. Using the iPad mini in portrait, I set either margin or font size than I normally would on my smaller readers. I dunno, there's only a certain number of words per line that my brain can handle.

That said, I can read in 2-column landscape mode on the iPad mini just fine. From holding the Libra in landscape though, I don't think I'll be comfortable using the Forma that way.
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This is the case for me. Using the iPad mini in portrait, I set either margin or font size than I normally would on my smaller readers. I dunno, there's only a certain number of words per line that my brain can handle.

That said, I can read in 2-column landscape mode on the iPad mini just fine. From holding the Libra in landscape though, I don't think I'll be comfortable using the Forma that way.
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Forma screen is flush with the bezel
Libra screen is indented

Usually, this implies a different touch-screen technology, and, in most previous cases, indented has resulted in a sharper screen image than does flush.
Both the Libra H2O and Forma use capacitive touch. They will both have the layer that is usually blamed for the difference between capacitive touch and IR touch screens.
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