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Google Nexus 7 e-reader?

by sunny.home / June 17, 2013 9:09 PM PDT

Is the Google Nexus 7 suited as an e-reader?
Normal tablets are not, but I heard that the Nexus 7 is theexception to the rule. Who can give me the information?

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I disagree.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2013 12:06 AM PDT

I have a dozen tablets at the office and can't see where any have the edge.

Yes, we have a Nexus 7 so I can compare it. What made you think it's that much better?
Bob

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Nexus 7
by sunny.home / June 18, 2013 5:47 AM PDT
In reply to: I disagree.

Hi,
I mean usually tablets are no e-readers in the daylight or sun. I read that the Nexus 7 has that edge. can you confirm that?

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I could not use it in direct sunlight.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2013 6:59 AM PDT
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It was OK in the shade. But having the screen set as bright as it can be would result in shorter battery times.

Are you telling me you've never seen a Nexus 7? No one has one? That's not good.
Bob

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Nexus 7
by sunny.home / June 18, 2013 3:43 PM PDT

Thanks for your reply. Of course I have seen one, but never tested it myself. And ... I don't know anyone with a Nexus 7.
So, shade ok. Have you tested it out of the shade? Not bright sunlight, but for example sitting in a chair in your garden or on your balcony.
George

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Sorry I don't think I can help.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 19, 2013 1:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Nexus 7

I noted I tried it in the shade and then you asked again. I was on my patio and not in a garden or balcony.

Sorry that I couldn't answer your question.
Bob

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Daytime
by sunny.home / June 19, 2013 4:48 AM PDT

Hi,
Sorry, didn't see your local time before. You were answering 'in the dark'. It's daytime now. Could you verify during the day. It would be grate!

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Good hunting.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 19, 2013 4:59 AM PDT
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Odd to read your reply. Sorry but if I was unclear in that I tried in sunlight and shade during the daytime then all I can do is wish you well.

Remember that I would not use a color screen under such conditions. Try those paper white screens. Much better and yes, I've used those in full sunlight as well as other conditions except rain and snow.
Bob

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Thanks
by sunny.home / June 19, 2013 6:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Good hunting.

Thanks for your help, Bob. I am very sorry if I have offended you.
I know now what to do.
George

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Nexus 7
by aanaya_abid / June 24, 2013 9:38 PM PDT

The size of the Nexus 7 combined with the availability of several book stores make it a decent e-reader. The ergonomics make it comfortable to hold and the faux leather back makes it feels like you're carrying around a small leather bound book.

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