Started by drogulus, May 26, 2010, 02:07:31 PM
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Quote from: petrArch on August 14, 2010, 11:04:20 PMKindle screen vs. iPad, including a newspaper, a book and a magazine, all under the microscope: http://www.bit-101.com/blog/?p=2722. Enlightening comparison.
Quote from: Ataraxia on November 21, 2011, 06:01:44 AMI'm getting a Kindle in the mail this week and am very excited.
Quote from: Ataraxia on November 21, 2011, 06:08:50 AMI went for the $79 version. All I want to do is read e-books and perhaps PDF files if that's possible.
Quote from: Gurnatron5500 on November 21, 2011, 06:14:30 AMIf I had access to WiFi that's the way I'd go too. Their older model with a cellmodem would be what I need. I note that price hasn't come down, and in fact they are abandoning it. So it goes. It does read PDF's, according to the blurb.
Quote from: Ataraxia on November 21, 2011, 06:17:09 AMYeah, it reads PDF's but how are they formatted?
Quote from: petrarch on November 21, 2011, 04:08:44 PMOn the Kindle DX, they are rendered exactly like they are on a computer, except that the zoom in/out capability is coarse and gives you only a couple of magnification values. The pages are resized to fit the screen, which in some cases means the text is quite small. In those cases I put the device in landscape mode, which will fit the width of the page to the height of the device, resulting in bigger text. In landscape mode you can move up and down in the same page using the page up/down keys.
Quote from: Ataraxia on November 22, 2011, 12:34:04 PMYeah, why buy a Kindle with a backlit screen?
Quote from: Daverz on November 22, 2011, 03:02:02 PMFor reading in the dark?
Quote from: Daverz on November 22, 2011, 03:02:02 PMI'd also like to have something that was good for reading PDFs, particularly ones dense with mathematics. I often seem complaints about the rendering of mathematics in the Kindle edition of books. Whether that's a limitation of the file format or of the hardware, I don't know.
Quote from: Ataraxia on November 22, 2011, 05:25:11 PMYeah, there just doesn't seem to be a good way to read PDF's unless it's on your computer screen.
Quote from: Ataraxia on November 22, 2011, 05:18:15 PMYeah, but then it's not really a "Kindle," to me...
Quote from: Bogey on November 23, 2011, 05:04:49 AMI still prefer it to the shiny screen, but just my preference.
Quote from: petrarch on November 23, 2011, 05:47:22 AMSame here; e-ink is so much more 'natural' and like a printed page.
Quote from: Ataraxia on November 23, 2011, 11:32:33 AMWhich is why you buy a Kindle.
Quote from: Bogey on November 23, 2011, 06:16:03 PMBINGO!Unless you do not want to drop big bucks on a PAD....then with the FIRE you get a bit of the PAD stuff and your reader. That is the way my wife sees it. Also, she likes her professionalism teacher books in color....sooooooo.
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