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Using your laptop as e-reader

Discussion in 'General Tech Products' started by echrada, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. echrada

    echrada New Member

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    I use my laptop as my e-reader.

    The applications I use is Microsoft Reader, pdf files. firefox documents and of course good old Word.

    Most of the e-reader software can be used on your laptop, so would I be better off with an e-reader or is my laptop adequate?

    I have a library of over 2,000 books of all types, from fiction to non-fiction, drama to philosophy.
  2. IRobot

    IRobot Active Member

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    Laptop is fine to use as an e-reader.

    Only reason to get an e-reader is if you need more portability or if you're getting eye strain (e-readers have no backlight so are easy on the eyes for long periods of reading).
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    ever tried reading ebooks off of a netbook? hehehe :D
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    Would never use even my netbook for reading. Need to be comfy and holding in one hand either in bed, in lounge or in garden (on holiday) etc.

    iPhone/Touch is a good choice if you don't want a dedicated ebook reader.
  5. echrada

    echrada New Member

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    I feel an e-reader coming on, now the question is which one?:)

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