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Kobo Sage and Libra 2 released (pre-order)
#21  Sirtel 10-05-2021, 03:28 PM
Quote clairvoyant
How's this in comparison with Libra H20 on paper?

I'm on my way to replace Paperwhite for Kobo during Black Friday. I reckon I might get H20 for €150 and Libra 2 is currently selling at €190 here. I don't care much for audio since I'm using my phone for audiobooks but I'm having difficulties to figure out how they differ.
The new Libra is a bit thicker and heavier, but has (supposedly, as we've not seen one yet) a slightly better screen quality (the resolution and size are the same), 32GB storage (vs 8GB on the old Libra), Bluetooth and USB-C. The processor seems to be the same.
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#22  Almamida 10-05-2021, 03:29 PM
Quote clairvoyant
How's this in comparison with Libra H20 on paper?

I'm on my way to replace Paperwhite for Kobo during Black Friday. I reckon I might get H20 for €150 and Libra 2 is currently selling at €190 here. I don't care much for audio since I'm using my phone for audiobooks but I'm having difficulties to figure out how they differ.
To be confirmed, but the update for the Libra is really underwhelming.

it has 32GB but 8GB seems enough for your use.
The screen might slightly be better, but to be confirmed.
The new one is heavier, and has USB-C (if it matters for you)
The processor seems to be the same, which in 2021 is really a shame
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#23  Uncle Robin 10-05-2021, 03:43 PM
Quote j.p.s
Most wifi chips also do bluetooth.
Hence the question mark - it was a complete and utter guess, backed up only by decades of profound tech ignorance.
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#24  clairvoyant 10-05-2021, 03:52 PM
Thank you both. Maybe the real update is in Sage due to its new processor but it comes with quite a hefty price tag and I reckon it's aimed at a different audience with stylus.
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#25  Uncle Robin 10-05-2021, 03:59 PM
Quote clairvoyant
Thank you both. Maybe the real update is in Sage due to its new processor but it comes with quite a hefty price tag and I reckon it's aimed at a different audience with stylus.
My country's website has adjusted the price it shows for the Sage. It is now exactly the same price as the Forma was here. And since the stylus is optional, that means paying the same price for a better-spec'd reader. Albeit heavier
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#26  ottischwenk 10-05-2021, 04:30 PM
Quote Uncle Robin
My country's website has adjusted the price it shows for the Sage. It is now exactly the same price as the Forma was here. And since the stylus is optional, that means paying the same price for a better-spec'd reader. Albeit heavier
However, the sage has a pretty weak battery, which can be extended with the power cover.
And then the sage nearly reaches the price of the Elipsa (with stylus).
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#27  JSWolf 10-05-2021, 04:55 PM
Quote omro
Now this is what I was hoping for earlier this year. Very much looking forward to people's opinions. The Libra was plagued with an unevenness to its display, so I'm hoping that's resolved with the Libra 2.
The Libra H2O was fixed so the light was even.
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#28  JSWolf 10-05-2021, 04:56 PM
Quote koboy
the portability of the 6" ereader seems to have been abandoned by both Amazon and Kobo in favour of the larger devices/screens. for my own personnel preference the PocketBook Touch Lux 5 appears to be the best option if i want the ComfortLight PRO with expandable storage.

best wishes koboy
I have an H2O at 6.8" and it's very much portable.
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#29  MGlitch 10-05-2021, 04:57 PM
Quote clairvoyant
Thank you both. Maybe the real update is in Sage due to its new processor but it comes with quite a hefty price tag and I reckon it's aimed at a different audience with stylus.
Yes, the Sage is the bigger upgrade compared to its predecessor, the Forma. More storage, more powerful CPU, and between the switch to Carta 1200 and dropping mobius (if Jon is correct that möbius was worse for contrast and speed) I’d be surprised if the Sage doesn’t out perform the Forma.

Only thing I’d be worried over would be the battery life compared to the other however if the Sage can last a day of reading I’m ok with that since it’d get me to the point I could charge it. Thus far I’ve found ereaders outlast my ability to stay awake on a single charge most of the time. So this isn’t a very big worry, especially with the optional power cover.
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#30  monic39 10-05-2021, 05:41 PM
wont't buy either of them. The increased weight is a no go for me. I have the Forma and the libra and very happy with them because they are so lightweight for my arthritis. The only thing I don't like about the current Forma is the on/off button.
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