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 Post subject: Ebook readers and manga
PostPosted: February 24th, 2010, 9:35 am 
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I've acquired an E-book reader here in Germany, one of the purposes being to see if i could actually use it to read comics and manga on it. While the e-ink screen is fabulous, I couldn't get it bigger than 5 inches, rendering it a bit hard to see manga text. That, combined with the zoom-unfriendliness of e-Ink screens, lets me tell you that, the way I see it, you need a large screen (7 inches and higher) to properly read manga on an e-book. The quality of the image is formidable, but the bulk of the problem lies in the size. And of course, screens of 7 inches and higher screens come with other things... and prices skyrocket.

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PostPosted: February 25th, 2010, 2:05 pm 
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So how much did you pay?

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 Post subject: Re: Ebook readers and manga
PostPosted: February 25th, 2010, 2:29 pm 
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Thanks for the nice review I was actually wondering how manga would look on an Ereader. I must say I like the idea of all my books on a small electronic device but I would miss my hardback books.


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So how much did you pay?

€180 for a device which sells €240 on retail, plus it came with wall charger and additional microSD card to enlarge the capacity. Quite a handy price, as eBay didn't render any acceptable prices for large eBook devices. You started to see smashed Kindles for €100 on start and you saw people offering money for what was esentially trash.

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€180 for a device which sells €240 on retail

I'll wait a few more years then. :sweat:

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€180 for a device which sells €240 on retail

I'll wait a few more years then. :sweat:

Just one will do the trick. New screen technologies are appearing every month so it's a safe bet many producers will try and adopt them while slashing the prices of e-Ink devices.

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€180 for a device which sells €240 on retail
I'll wait a few more years then. :sweat:

Just one will do the trick. New screen technologies are appearing every month so it's a safe bet many producers will try and adopt them while slashing the prices of e-Ink devices.

Just one? That would be cool because I was thinking 20 bucks max. :sweat:

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