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Old 04-18-2017, 04:58 AM   #61
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Any rumors about pricing for the Carta Max?

Also, will it be possible to view a PDF while writing notes in the note-taking application? (i.e. if you don't want to make notes within the PDF itself)
The Carta Max already has a price. E.g. shown in the E-Reader Store from Booxtor. It costs around 50 Euro more than the 'old' one.
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:38 PM   #62
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But that is also an extra item to lug about.
Well, if it were a laptop, you would carry around the full weight anyway, and the extra would not be detachable nor able to sit somewhere while you comfortably lift the cable connected lighter part...
So, this is more practical than standard use.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:52 PM   #63
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Well, if it were a laptop, you would carry around the full weight anyway, and the extra would not be detachable nor able to sit somewhere while you comfortably lift the cable connected lighter part...
So, this is more practical than standard use.
I get that. But my main point was "What happens when the internal battery dies?"

If the "typewriter" is configured more like many laptops, replacing the battery should be a much friendlier process and one should be able to use it without any battery at all. That would be my hope.

However, not knowing the details of the device, it is all just speculation at this point. Just saying that I wouldn't discount this device even if it does not have full laptop capabilities. Were I doing a lot of typing on a daily basis, I think I would prefer to have a device dedicated to the task rather than one cobbled together with a variety of pieces.
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Old 04-26-2017, 02:33 PM   #64
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still no backlight nor dual digitizer


waiting for max 2
Is it confirmed they will ever do a max 2? What do we hear about target specs?
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Old 04-26-2017, 02:53 PM   #65
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I still don't get why eBook readers should have backlight. With backlight they almost become LCDs. Backlight is what harms our eyes and makes eBook reader screens look much less like natural paper.
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:59 PM   #66
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I still don't get why eBook readers should have backlight. With backlight they almost become LCDs. Backlight is what harms our eyes and makes eBook reader screens look much less like natural paper.
I completely agree, makes no sense to me. Actually no backlight would be a a plus for me, I want it to be like a book.

Unless they actually allow you to completely disable the backlight and not just "dim it to the lowest level". I have no idea why kindle for example doesn't add an option to completely turn it off.
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I still don't get why eBook readers should have backlight. With backlight they almost become LCDs. Backlight is what harms our eyes and makes eBook reader screens look much less like natural paper.
Although I agree in general, honestly I can say that the backlight is good for flexibility (those few situations in which etc.). If not having that layer at all dramatically improved the visual quality, I would do without (but I cannot compare, or never did proper "on field" research).

BTW: If I have to read in dimmed light, I prefer light-on-pitch-black OLED. Not sure it is healthy, though ; )
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I completely agree, makes no sense to me. Actually no backlight would be a a plus for me, I want it to be like a book.

Unless they actually allow you to completely disable the backlight and not just "dim it to the lowest level". I have no idea why kindle for example doesn't add an option to completely turn it off.
Some readers have backlight always on? That's ridiculous, a paradox
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I still don't get why eBook readers should have backlight. With backlight they almost become LCDs. Backlight is what harms our eyes and makes eBook reader screens look much less like natural paper.
I'm not a fan of baclighting as it often leads to eyestrain. However, I am a huge fan of the frontlighting found on many eink ereaders. Love it. And it doesn't hurt the eyes any more than light shining on a the paper page in a book does. I hope they eventually find a way to add frontlighting to 13.3" devices.
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I still don't get why eBook readers should have backlight. With backlight they almost become LCDs. Backlight is what harms our eyes and makes eBook reader screens look much less like natural paper.
FWIW, Eink displays cannot have "backlighting"; the built in lighting is "front lighting".
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Front lighting is still flouroscent light and some peoples eyes are sensitive to it. Lighting in E readers is still a minus for me unless you can completely turn it off, then I wouldnt care.

That being said I use external light sources anyway whenever I read something . So lightning on E readers is pointless to me
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No, the light in the front layer comes from LEDs, not from fluorescent lights.
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Front lighting is still flouroscent light and some peoples eyes are sensitive to it. Lighting in E readers is still a minus for me unless you can completely turn it off, then I wouldnt care.

That being said I use external light sources anyway whenever I read something . So lightning on E readers is pointless to me
As was previously said, they are not flouroscent. Also, they can be turned off, for example, Kobo.
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No, the light in the front layer comes from LEDs, not from fluorescent lights.
My bad. That said, it's still artifical light, it makes no difference to me. I want it to be like a book. Lighting makes no sense to me.
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My bad. That said, it's still artifical light, it makes no difference to me. I want it to be like a book. Lighting makes no sense to me.
I used to feel that way until I got my first ereader with a light. Now I think it's great because I do a lot of my reading in bed before I sleep, and the frontlight is uniform and easy to adjust to a comfortable level while the room is dark. It is also goes everywhere with the device, meaning that I can read in places where it would be difficult to read from paper. You're of course free to feel that you don't need the frontlight, but I think you're wrong to claim that it makes no sense to have it.
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