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Author Topic: best portable device to read pdf and research web  (Read 2240 times)

kalos

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best portable device to read pdf and research web
« on: March 19, 2016, 07:18 PM »
hello!

I am looking for the best portable device to read pdf and browse the web, ie. do academic research

most e-readers are horrible, but I encountered the Sony Digital Paper system! it seems amazing

but I won't be able to browse the web with it

any ideas?

thanks!

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Re: best portable device to read pdf and research web
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 09:40 PM »
DC member ewemoa also bought one of those sony digital paper systems and started a thread about it here: http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=41178

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Re: best portable device to read pdf and research web
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 04:37 AM »
If you're interested in large e-readers, the Onyx Max might be worth considering:

  http://www.mobilerea...wthread.php?t=267140

I'm a step a way from ordering one -- highly recommend checking out the content of that thread.

On a side note, if interested in the one with the campaign, looking at pages 18 through 20 or so of the aforementioned thread could be of interest.



Ah, also, IIUC, one of the participating members of that thread may be posting a review of a preview unit before long.  I'm not confident but I think the person runs:

  http://the-digital-reader.com/
« Last Edit: March 21, 2016, 04:43 AM by ewemoa »

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Re: best portable device to read pdf and research web
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2016, 07:28 AM »

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Re: best portable device to read pdf and research web
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 05:28 PM »
Sony has announced new digital paper device called DPT-RP1 to replace the DPT-S1.  Basically the same tablet with a higher resolution screen, faster processor, and bluetooth in addition to WiFi. Also still PDF only.

It's supposed to go on sale in Japan in June for ~$700.  No availability announced yet for other countries.





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Re: best portable device to read pdf and research web
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 06:23 PM »
Any Chromebook + Kami (for PDF reading and annotation).

Chromebooks are highly portable (especially the convertable ones with small form factors, such as the Asus Chromebook Flip), have long-lasting batteries (8-12 hrs), are possibly the fastest machines for browsing, and you can save your PDFs in Google Drive.

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Re: best portable device to read pdf and research web
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 04:43 PM »
thanks for some recommendations i've seen here... i'm still nowadays getting my laptop everywhere but it already gives me headaches so I was searching for something as well except laptops

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Re: best portable device to read pdf and research web
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 04:52 PM »
thanks for some recommendations i've seen here... i'm still nowadays getting my laptop everywhere but it already gives me headaches so I was searching for something as well except laptops


welcome!

I am glad my thread was useful and attracted new members! :)