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need an e-reader for journal paper pdf and outdoor reading

by jackass00123 / May 23, 2011 9:48 AM PDT

pc/tablet screen aren't built for reading under the sun and those that can be used under the sun usually have viewing angle problemso

I expect the e-ink screen e-readers to work, but I have not used kindle or similar e-readers under the sun or to read pdf. for reading under the sun part, I know e-ink screen cover that pretty well, but I need to be sure about pdf readability.

the pdf files I read usually have a format like this


most e-readers have small screens and zoom in is a must if I want to read A4 size paper divide into 2 columns with size 10~11 fonts.can someone tell me how well e-readers zoom in function work for page size similar to what I provided? I also want need to know how well e-reader handle figures and equations too.

any one use e-reader for journal paper readings outdoor? I could really use your opinion right now.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2011 1:29 AM PDT

Not today. Maybe that new Barnes and Noble E-Ink due out this or next month will do better but for now, for today there is nothing that fulfills your "spec."

This is not opinion but reality after encountering a few folk that had your specs.

What most of them did was relent and go get an iPad.

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Sony PRS-600
by rgfitz / June 7, 2011 2:13 PM PDT

Well, I can read my IEEE Spectrum on my Sony PRS-600 but I sure wouldn't do it if I could read it on my desktop monitor. I am convinced the e-ink just looks better and better the brighter the ambient light level. The zoom feature lets me read the smallest type with no problem but it is kind of like reading with a magnifying glass.

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Full sunlight
by rgfitz / June 8, 2011 4:54 AM PDT

I took my eReader out into the mile-high noonday sun and it is perfectly readable.

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Vriti Infocom with Sony: E-books
by vikram04 / October 18, 2011 10:21 PM PDT

Latest Tablet launched by Sony will have all such facilities including e-book reading since they are also launching such products in collaboration with Vriti Infocom Pvt. Ltd. It won`t cost much and will be helpful s well..

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