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Need an e-reader that can read pdf and other non-drm files

by ogrimtitan / June 6, 2011 12:23 PM PDT

I'm a graduate student, and frequently my classes disperse reading materials that the professors have put together in pdf or other formats, often around 50 pages or more. I need something that I can connect directly to my computer (where I've received the professor's email containing the materials) and transfer pdf files (and preferably other files like Word, but definitely pdf) directly to the reader. I'm also on a budget, and would prefer to spend in the $100-150 range. Any advice about what the best choice is to meet the above specifications is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Nothing today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2011 12:52 PM PDT

While there are some android 7 inch tablets the quality is too low to consider today.

I have the Nook Color with an upgrade to full android but it missed your price.

I have yet to see the newer nook black and white. Read a review and see what it can do along with the Kindle.
Bob

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(NT) Look below. Refurbs are out there.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2011 2:41 PM PDT
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Sony eReader PRS-600
by rgfitz / June 6, 2011 1:04 PM PDT

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">The Sony eReader PRS-600 I got refurbished on Woot for $99 will accept "the following content files. Book: PDF file, EPUB file, Text file, RTF file, Word file (unsecured...if Microsoft Word is installed on your computer), BBeB<span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> Book."<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">It is a nice sturdy reader and the program Calibre can be used to convert many other file formats into the EPUB format.
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<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">I don't think the screen is very black and white except under strong light.

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Geeks.com
by rgfitz / June 7, 2011 8:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Sony eReader PRS-600

is a reputable outfit and they are selling the Sony PRS-600 for $119.

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Nod.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2011 1:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Geeks.com

I've had many a thing from them. Bob

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