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Offline jpwack

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Re: Kindle Review
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2010, 03:23:47 am »
I know that is rude to bump an old thread but...
why?


Don't know why mate, but I was bitched about it many times in many other forums.
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Re: Kindle Review
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2010, 06:34:48 am »
Don't know why mate, but I was bitched about it many times in many other forums.
no worry mate, thats never happened here afaik. and i see no harm in that (infact i'll prefer it that way) as long as it is ontopic. Kindle review? ask Dave, i dont have a. sorry.
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Re: Kindle Review
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2010, 11:04:48 am »
I know that is rude to bump an old thread but...

I'm saving money to buy this as a time and trees saver, in my work I'm forced to print out 25 or more pages of schematics and datasheets almost every day, plus running from and to my PC to look up on things. Sadly there has been a lot of reports of faulty units and freezes in the Amazon site, have any of you had any problems with yours Kindle 3s?

best regards

PS: I live on Chile, so I'm guessing that the shipping time would be in weeks in case of having to return the Kindle.

If you're going to use the Kindle for reading schematics and datasheets, consider saving up for Kindle DX. Kindle 3 screen is 6", so you'll have to zoom and pan to be able to read something. See Mike's post above.
 

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Re: Kindle Review
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2010, 06:53:28 am »
I have Kindle 3 and for me it's almost useless for documentation PDFs. It is acceptable only in very rare cases; basically once you need to zoom it's a pain. It does display all PDFs I have so I can look up something if I really want it but for "real life" forget it.
In the end you need something bigger and with more pixels, Kindle DX maybe, a netbook (maybe one that is also a tablet, there were some from Asus, Lenovo), one of the bigger tablets or anything similar.
 

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Re: Kindle Review
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2010, 11:56:50 am »
If you'all just wait, many 8x11" ereaders have been shown, but none yet I've seen in the market.

Its a start, because its the same size as many journals and the minimum I'd use for schematics.



Further a new generation of screens are fully flexible, so you can roll them up for storage.

I think most of what's available now are good to replace pocketbook size reading, but limited for technical use.
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Re: Kindle Review
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2010, 12:28:21 pm »
Sounds like an iPad is more what you want. Or just a netbook.
 

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Re: Kindle Review
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2010, 01:36:56 am »
I know that is rude to bump an old thread but...

I'm saving money to buy this as a time and trees saver, in my work I'm forced to print out 25 or more pages of schematics and datasheets almost every day, plus running from and to my PC to look up on things. Sadly there has been a lot of reports of faulty units and freezes in the Amazon site, have any of you had any problems with yours Kindle 3s?

best regards

PS: I live on Chile, so I'm guessing that the shipping time would be in weeks in case of having to return the Kindle.

If you're going to use the Kindle for reading schematics and datasheets, consider saving up for Kindle DX. Kindle 3 screen is 6", so you'll have to zoom and pan to be able to read something. See Mike's post above.

I thought that, I keep saying myself that I'll use it sideways, nevertheless I'll save up to 400 USD in a couple of months and see what's on the market then.

I have Kindle 3 and for me it's almost useless for documentation PDFs. It is acceptable only in very rare cases; basically once you need to zoom it's a pain. It does display all PDFs I have so I can look up something if I really want it but for "real life" forget it.
In the end you need something bigger and with more pixels, Kindle DX maybe, a netbook (maybe one that is also a tablet, there were some from Asus, Lenovo), one of the bigger tablets or anything similar.
I have craved Asus EEE line for many years now, I'll keep saving money  :)


If you'all just wait, many 8x11" ereaders have been shown, but none yet I've seen in the market.

Its a start, because its the same size as many journals and the minimum I'd use for schematics.



Further a new generation of screens are fully flexible, so you can roll them up for storage.

I think most of what's available now are good to replace pocketbook size reading, but limited for technical use.


Thanx for your answer!, I'll keep saving money then

Sounds like an iPad is more what you want. Or just a netbook.
The iPad is just too expensive (my current laptop cost me 300 USD two years ago, is a second hand 2006ish mid range 14.1''), a Netbook may be an alternative, I don't care if it only has a dozen gigabytes if they're in SSD.
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Re: Kindle Review
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2010, 02:29:05 am »
Well, I just went and picked up one from Best Buy, sorry Dave I didn't get it from Amazon.com because if I can have it right after pay I always prefer that.

I haven't opened yet, but I want to save some time and may I ask if you need to something special to download pdfs ?
 

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Re: Kindle Review
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2010, 11:13:29 am »
Kindle supports PDF out of the box, but most of them won't be formatted for Kindle's screen. Amazon offers an email conversion service, but it took more than a day for them to email me the thing and that was the last time I used it.
Luckily, there is a free mobi creator, which works very well: http://www.mobipocket.com/en/downloadsoft/ProductDetailsCreator.asp
 

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Re: Kindle Review
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2010, 02:58:36 pm »
Use Calibre e-book manager.

http://calibre-ebook.com/
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Re: Kindle Review
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2010, 05:24:21 pm »
Good to hear that guys, I will try them when I'm back at home.
 

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Re: Kindle Review
« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2010, 06:31:35 pm »
Use Calibre e-book manager.

http://calibre-ebook.com/

Yeah, it was my first try, since I use Ubuntu. Their PDF parser is pretty useless though.
 

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Re: Kindle Review
« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2010, 06:34:35 pm »
Yeah, it was my first try, since I use Ubuntu. Their PDF parser is pretty useless though.

Thanks, I have not converted anything from PDF, yet.  I'll give mobipocket a try when I do.
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