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Best 10" and up readers?
#1  franklekens 05-21-2020, 04:21 AM
I just did a lightning quick orientation. Am I right in thinking that the Boox Note2 and Max3 are currently the best large sized e-ink readers?

I'm thinking of trying one out. The Kobo Forma is pretty great, but sometimes I would like something with a larger screen.

Is it true that The Box Note 2 is newer/better than the Pocketbook alternatives?

I see the Pocketbook 10" models sport small physical buttons at the button. That would be a plus. But they also seem to be sizeably heavier, which is maybe even more important. Lighter is always better, for me.

Max 3 currently seems unavailable, and a bit too expensive for me anyway, so the choice would be seem to be easy. Unless there are brands or features and disadvantages I'm not aware of.

I would like something with physical buttons as well, but that's probably
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#2  ottischwenk 05-21-2020, 06:36 AM
Quote franklekens
I just did a lightning quick orientation. Am I right in thinking that the Boox Note2 and Max3 are currently the best large sized e-ink readers?

I'm thinking of trying one out. The Kobo Forma is pretty great, but sometimes I would like something with a larger screen.

Is it true that The Box Note 2 is newer/better than the Pocketbook alternatives?

I see the Pocketbook 10" models sport small physical buttons at the button. That would be a plus. But they also seem to be sizeably heavier, which is maybe even more important. Lighter is always better, for me.

Max 3 currently seems unavailable, and a bit too expensive for me anyway, so the choice would be seem to be easy. Unless there are brands or features and disadvantages I'm not aware of.

I would like something with physical buttons as well, but that's probably
I prefer Likebook Alita (10.3").
Likebooks have SD tray - I use 512 GB formatted internally.
USB OTG is more flexible - I can use 4 TB NTFS HDs on Likebooks; on Boox only Flash Drives FAT32.
I don't need the stronger CPU used in the Boox.
I prefer Boox in the Notes area. In Neo Reader, notes can be made in all supported ebook formats; with the Likebook only in pdf files.
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#3  Hitch 06-16-2020, 11:12 AM
Quote ottischwenk
I prefer Likebook Alita (10.3").
Likebooks have SD tray - I use 512 GB formatted internally.
USB OTG is more flexible - I can use 4 TB NTFS HDs on Likebooks; on Boox only Flash Drives FAT32.
I don't need the stronger CPU used in the Boox.
I prefer Boox in the Notes area. In Neo Reader, notes can be made in all supported ebook formats; with the Likebook only in pdf files.
May I ask what you prefer, about the Likebook Alita? And if money were not an issue, would it still be your preference?

I'm debating on an eInk primarily for notetaking; I love my Kindle eInks, (altho I'm not sure how I feel about my new Oasis with the larger side-panel...) but I loathe the note-taking/annotation thereupon. Their predictive technology is positively godawful.

Thanks,
Hitch
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#4  ottischwenk 06-16-2020, 02:34 PM
Quote Hitch
May I ask what you prefer, about the Likebook Alita? And if money were not an issue, would it still be your preference?
In the 10 inch range - yes, of course.
But I prefer to use my Ares 7.8 inch Likebook, on which I can also make handwritten notes in PDF files.
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I'm debating on an eInk primarily for notetaking; I love my Kindle eInks, (altho I'm not sure how I feel about my new Oasis with the larger side-panel...) but I loathe the note-taking/annotation thereupon. Their predictive technology is positively godawful.
With Boox devices, notes are possible in all formats supported by the NeoReader.
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#5  Hitch 06-16-2020, 03:39 PM
Quote ottischwenk
In the 10 inch range - yes, of course.
But I prefer to use my Ares 7.8 inch Likebook, on which I can also make handwritten notes in PDF files.With Boox devices, notes are possible in all formats supported by the NeoReader.
Well, here my ignorance will show...I thought that Droid's NeoReader was a barcode scanner....

Hitch
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#6  JSWolf 06-16-2020, 05:19 PM
Hitch, have a read of the following review and watch the video.

Onyx Boox Note Pro vs Likebook Mimas Comparison Review
https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2019/05/15/onyx-boox-note-pro-vs-likebook-mimas-comparison-review-video/

YouTube clip »
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#7  Hitch 06-16-2020, 11:03 PM
Quote JSWolf
Hitch, have a read of the following review and watch the video.

snippage

YouTube clip »
Thanks, Jon. Are you pro or con?

Hitch
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#8  ottischwenk 06-17-2020, 12:58 AM
Quote Hitch
Well, here my ignorance will show...I thought that Droid's NeoReader was a barcode scanner....
With NeoReader you will hardly be able to scan barcodes.
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#9  ottischwenk 06-17-2020, 01:16 AM
Quote Hitch
Thanks, Jon. Are you pro or con?
These reports are long outdated and therefore invalid.
Both companies have new devices:
10.3 inches: Likebook Alita, Boox Note 2
7.8 inches: Likebook Ares, Boox Nova 2
And the essential difference is not discussed:
Likebook is far superior in storage (USB OTG).
Boox something in the Notes area.
Storage is more important to me at 10.3 and that's why I have Likebook Alita with 512 GB SD capacity (not possible with Boox)
At 7.8 inches I need both, so I have Likebook Ares with 512 GB SD and Boox Nova 2
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#10  rowe 06-17-2020, 05:26 AM
Not something I've needed, but the Nova 2 has OTG too
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