e-readers

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  1. iffy525
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    Well I am a high school student and I was thinking of getting an e-reader, and I first I thought of the new Kindle DX, but then I saw that the Sony Reader has a larger selection of textbooks because of the partnership with Google. Anyway, should I get the Kindle, Sony Reader, or some other e-reader? I really like the Kindle DX for its thinness, and the size of the screen, but I don't know if the 250,000+ more titles that Google has will matter or not.

    Looking for:
    -portability
    -good selection of common high school textbooks
    -easy on the eyes (to read)?
    -cost (not too big of a deal)
     
  2. dark42

    dark42 GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm just curious, why would you want an ebook reader for high school? Doesn't your school rent out books for free? You're in the USA... I'm finishing up high school and I would never have needed or wanted one...
     
  3. Joe88

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    they are way too expensive imo
    for that price you can get a netbook, or heck only spend about $150 and get a PSP, hack it and install bookr on it
     
  4. iffy525
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    True, but the PSP's screen is way smaller, not very useful for textbooks. I don't really want a netbook.
     
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    bump
     
  6. Regiiko

    Regiiko GBAtemp Fan

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    From your responses, I'm assuming you only want the e-reader for the "coolness" factor.

    What's wrong with a netbook? It can do everything that the e-readers do, plus more.
     
  7. Scorpei

    Scorpei GBAtemp Maniac

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    You are assuming the books you will be using will be available in the proper format, and won't require a colour screen. If not you will have to make your own scans of the books you will be needing, which would be rather annoying I guess [​IMG].