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Old 10-28-2023, 03:09 PM   #46
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Lighter? No way. We want a heftier battery. So lighter is way out.
Boox leaf 2. 7" eink Carta, side buttons, 2000mah battery 187g

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The Leaf presumably needs a bigger battery since Android is a much heavier OS than the lightweight Linux that Kobo uses. The Libra also has a wimpy CPU far below the 8-core CPUs found in most Onyx devices.
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The Leaf presumably needs a bigger battery since Android is a much heavier OS than the lightweight Linux that Kobo uses. The Libra also has a wimpy CPU far below the 8-core CPUs found in most Onyx devices.
The CPU needs an upgrade more than the battery, IMO.
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The Leaf presumably needs a bigger battery since Android is a much heavier OS than the lightweight Linux that Kobo uses. The Libra also has a wimpy CPU far below the 8-core CPUs found in most Onyx devices.
I think the point is you can have a bigger battery and a lighter device.
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Old 10-30-2023, 03:56 AM   #50
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A Sage with a better battery I could go for. But definitely NOT a light gray case that matches the screen. Ew. I prefer some contrast between the screen and the case. I wonder how many people prefer one or the other?
Let's compromise and make it blood red?
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I think the point is you can have a bigger battery and a lighter device.
This is clearly as unpossible as getting good USB C cables off Amazon.


A lighter Libra 2 with a beefed up CPU, battery, resolution clarity, etc would definitely be interesting.


Any suspicion that Kobo might be pushing into a color eink device? And let’s please not beat the dead horse that is the quality of color eink any more and just stick with if they will or won’t.
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Old 10-30-2023, 12:15 PM   #52
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Let's compromise and make it blood red?
I'll go for that.
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Old 10-30-2023, 01:51 PM   #53
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Let's compromise and make it blood red?
Only "old citadel" colour names make sense?
https://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/P...tibility_Chart
Except when the "new citadel" names are better.
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Old 10-30-2023, 02:59 PM   #54
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Duct tape a powerbank to the back of your reader and run a cable. Problem solved.
Nope. Has to be a bigger capacity internal battery.
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Old 10-30-2023, 03:09 PM   #55
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The CPU needs an upgrade more than the battery, IMO.
With the CPU upgrade, a battery upgrade is also useful. Most powerful CPU, more battery drain.

We may as well have a Carta 1300 screen as well. I did see the video that GoodEReader did comparing the screens of the Kindle Sage with iRiver. The difference between Carta 1200 and Carta 1300 is Carta 1300 has deeper black. The background of the screens looked about the same.

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Old 10-30-2023, 03:13 PM   #56
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This is clearly as unpossible as getting good USB C cables off Amazon.


A lighter Libra 2 with a beefed up CPU, battery, resolution clarity, etc would definitely be interesting.


Any suspicion that Kobo might be pushing into a color eink device? And let’s please not beat the dead horse that is the quality of color eink any more and just stick with if they will or won’t.
I hope Kobo won't be going color yet. I'm hoping for the best 7" Reader possible given today's hardware.
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Old 10-30-2023, 10:38 PM   #57
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I did see the video that GoodEReader did comparing the screens of the Kindle Sage with iRiver.
Really, Jon? After your seemingly endless capacity for criticizing other posters for typos, you refer to "the Kindle Sage"? Perhaps a review of the meaning of the saying that "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" might be in order.
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Old 11-09-2023, 10:20 AM   #58
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My shower thought about the upcoming Kobo is that they might want to release a device that competes with the latest Kindle Paperwhite (6.8"). So essentially, a slightly larger Clara. In fact, I'd absolutely buy such a device.
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My shower thought about the upcoming Kobo is that they might want to release a device that competes with the latest Kindle Paperwhite (6.8"). So essentially, a slightly larger Clara. In fact, I'd absolutely buy such a device.
They already have a 7'' device. Why would they release a 6.8'' one? Yes, Amazon did, but Amazon apparently has no plans to upgrade their 7'' Oasis, so possibly the latest Paperwhite was meant to be its replacement.

Of course Kobo could replace the Libra 2 with a 6.8'' Paperwhite-like device. If so, that would be an instant no-buy for me. I absolutely don't want a traditional shape with no buttons.
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Amazon still sells Oasis devices so who knows? It would very much make sense to have two devices with about 7" screens as you'll have people that prefer buttons (such as yourself) and people that don't care about buttons but would rather like the smaller footprint of a Kindle Paperwhite 6.8" device.

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