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    Recommend me an e-reader/cheap tablet

    I'm finally ready to give in to buying a tablet type device... but I do have a bl**dy good reason!

    Having recently started uni, it's fast becoming apparent that my nomadic lifestyle and half a ton of books don't mix, so I'm looking to plump for an e-reader/tablet.

    I don't need an all singing, all dancing device, I simply need something capable of displaying PDF's in colour, and I'd really like to spend no more than 100.

    I've had a look at a Kindle and must say I was mighty impressed by their screen, but I think I'm right in believing they have their own file format and don't support PDF's or graphics; aren't I?

    My first instinct is to go for a cheap Android tablet from eBay - I know they're not going to be the fastest devices in the world or have the best touch screen, but would those of you who have used them recommend them for my basic needs?

    I do have a netbook which I use for my general browsing as I like to have a keyboard, but the widescreen format doesn't make for good reading IMO.

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    PDF's and other documents can be emailed to your kindle email address they are then converted by Amazon and delivered to your kindle via whispersync.

    Kindle is B&W only though.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    PDF's and other documents can be emailed to your kindle email address they are then converted by Amazon and delivered to your kindle via whispersync.

    Kindle is B&W only though.

    Ben
    One to consider then, I can't honestly believe how good the screen is on them, I was extremely sceptical until I saw one for the first time earlier in the week.

    Will graphics be displayed too then? B&W might not be too much of a problem...

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    I think so allthough a lot of it will depend on the pdf original, as you say quality is fantastic.

    I have the wifi only kindle 3 or whatever it is.

    There are some new ones coming without the keyboard.

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    Amazon have just (yesterday) released a new versiobn of the Kindle for 89! Amazon.co.uk: Low Prices in Electronics, Books, Sports Equipment & more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    Amazon have just (yesterday) released a new versiobn of the Kindle for 89! Amazon.co.uk: Low Prices in Electronics, Books, Sports Equipment & more
    I know, it's open for pre-order but I'm still a little dubious as to how well it handles graphics from converted PDF's...

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