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What are the 10" readers? Looking for some owners
#1  Mercador 07-25-2020, 01:22 PM
Hello,

One thing I would like to my future new ereader is reading PDF on it, especially RPG books. I would like to know how it renders and if it's enough large to be read. I know that the Forma can goes landscape but I'm not sure it's big enough for full pages and Kobo isn't really effective with PDF to begin with.

Thanks!
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#2  JSWolf 07-25-2020, 01:42 PM
Pocketbook renders PDF pretty good given that it's PDF and the Pocketbook Inkpad X is a 10.3" Reader.
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#3  Marinolino 07-25-2020, 02:42 PM
Your Kobo Aura One can be a very good 8" pdf reader if you install Koreader app thereon.

We can read two-column RPG pdfs using Koreader's two column mode (four screens per pdf page), and if we want to quickly see the whole page for a moment, we just have to tap on the upper left corner for the little triangle to appear (triggers its pan mode), and then tap it again for the return of the two-column mode, or we can simply use two-finger pinch in/out, or various available multiswipes.

If all the margins have not been sufficiently cut using auto or semi-auto mode, we can use manual mode, or we can quickly crop margins on our PC/Mac instead, using Briss app or K2pdfopt.

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=330673

We can also use Briss for the quick cropping of two-column pdf into one-column pages, so that we can simply use fit-to-width mode if our eink reader doesn't have two-column mode or it is not quick enough for our liking.
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#4  JSWolf 07-25-2020, 02:45 PM
Quote Marinolino
Kobo Aura One can be a very good 8" pdf reader if we install Koreader app thereon.

We can read RPG pdf using two column mode and if we want to quickly see the whole page for a moment, we just have to tap on the upper left corner for the little triangle to appear (triggers pan mode).
I did see a review of KOReader on a Kobo vs. a Pocketbook and with KOReader, the Kobo was comparable for PDF reading except the Pocketbook has a larger screen.
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#5  Marinolino 07-25-2020, 03:00 PM
Quote JSWolf
I did see a review of KOReader on a Kobo vs. a Pocketbook and with KOReader, the Kobo was comparable for PDF reading except the Pocketbook has a larger screen.
10" is better for A4 or bigger RPG pdfs, because it usually takes only two screens per page (in landscape mode), but if the size of the fonts is still not big enough for our liking, even with the margins cropped, we can then use two-column mode in portraite (four screens per page) or a pan-mode if available.
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#6  JSWolf 07-25-2020, 03:13 PM
This shows KOReader on a Kobo Aura H2O vs a Pocketbook Inkpad for PDF. Just remember, that the Kobo is older with a 6.8" screen the Forma has an 8" screen so PDF will look better on the Forma. And you can get a 10.3" Pocketbook or a 7.8" Pocketbook.

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#7  Mercador 07-25-2020, 03:30 PM
Quote Marinolino
Your Kobo Aura One can be a very good 8" pdf reader if you install Koreader app thereon.

We can read two-column RPG pdfs using Koreader's two column mode (four screens per pdf page), and if we want to quickly see the whole page for a moment, we just have to tap on the upper left corner for the little triangle to appear (triggers pan mode), and then tap it again for the return of the two-column mode.
I don't think it can recognize columns within the PDF, isn't it?
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#8  Marinolino 07-25-2020, 03:42 PM
Quote Mercador
I don't think it can recognize columns within the PDF, isn't it?
It can, either using Koreader's two-column mode (zoom to fit column) or the reflow mode, or pan-zoom mode.

RPG are somewhat problematic because their margins are not empty but made of graphics, so, the reflow mode is not usually working as desired, and using pan-zoom mode can be too slow for our liking.
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#9  Mercador 07-25-2020, 03:45 PM
What about that one?
https://remarkable.com/store/remarkable-2

600$ CDN all in
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#10  Marinolino 07-25-2020, 04:00 PM
Quote Mercador
What about that one?
https://remarkable.com/store/remarkable-2

600$ CDN all in
There is no frontlight and it is primarily a note taking device, but if Koreader app can be installed thereon as on Remarkable-1, it should be a good choice if its contrast is good enough for you.

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...1&postcount=15

There is a reflective b/w LCD tablet for the similar price, Hisense Q5 RLCD, also without a frontlight.

https://goodereader.com/blog/reviews/hisense-q5-rlcd-hands-on-review
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