[clug] Tablet / eReader

Lana Brindley mail at lanabrindley.com
Mon May 4 14:22:56 MDT 2015

On 04/05/15 18:18, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> On 04/05/15 14:52, jm wrote:
>> Curious to know if anyone has come across, ideally, a tablet that is,
>> * readable in a large range of lighting conditions (ie low light to sun
>> light),
>> * rechargeable via USB (tired of everything having different charging
>> connectors, etc)
>> * reasonably open (at least as open as Android)
>> * screen size roughly in the 8" to 9" range. Anything smaller than this
>> and I might as well use my phone; Large and it get too big.
>> * weight is obviously a concern, but I don't have any numbers to hand.
>> * could have have a thin external keyboard attached for where there's
>> more typing than is comfortable with a virtual keyboard.
>> Not in the market today. Just trying to keep an eye on developments for
>> later.
>> Jeff.
> Pixel Qi seem to be the only manufacturer of a decent sunlight readable
> screen:-
> http://sdgsystems.com/products/trimble/yuma-2
> http://www.ruggedtabletpc.com/products/xtablet-t7200 (don't know about
> Linux)
> http://www.inhand.com/work-view/hydra-f6/
> http://www.solcomputer.com/sol-7-android-rugged.html
> I went for the cheap non-touch screen answer to your specifications:-
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Kindle#Kindle_DX_Graphite
> You 'might' find that later Kindles (or similar devices) are also
> rootable and have a built-in keyboard. I can't recommend the Kindle DX's
> keyboard, but the battery life is excellent, and, Amazon pays the
> internet costs.
> Kind regards

Kobo is slightly more open than Kindle, and also rootable.


Lana Brindley

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