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May 21, 2011, 11:36:58 AM

I have a small problem and it's that I can't read e-books on my laptop or my monitor. Well I CAN of course do it if I really need to do it but I often get a little headache or a mushy feeling in my head + tiredness  and I can seldom read more than maybe 30 pages in a row before I get mushy and tired.

Printing out books to paper is out of the question since it would probably cost as much as if I bought the book in a store or online.
So is buying a ipad, becuase of the price.

I want some kind of solution to this problem. What I want is a flat computer "pad" that can read pdf-files, nothing more, nothing less. No wifi or 3g required it would be ideal just to plugin a usb stick and save some pdf-files on the reading pad, just like that.

The Kindle pad seems kind of nice but as I have understood it you have to buy all the books from amazon with it and if that's the case it misses my point which is that I just want to be able to read my pdf-files in a comfortable way.

I guess I'm not the only one having this problem. And I would be very happy and grateful for any advise or suggestions.
The thing is that I would of course want to buy an Ipad or a Android tablet but I don't have the money and therefor I'm looking for a poor mans alternative which is simply built to read e-books.

Does this exist or do I have to modify my old eee 701 to do the job?
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May 21, 2011, 12:20:31 PM

I have a decent Prestigio Libretto PER5062B. It's not plain, it has WiFi and touchscreen. Got it for about $250. Very good at reading pdf, it can stack the pages one on the top of another. Also includes mp3 player. Not sure though if it's obtainable outside Central Europe and Germany.

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May 22, 2011, 12:24:47 PM

I have an iPad, and it's not an option if you're reading that much! After reading 20-25 page on the iPad I also get headache and my eyes start to feel very dry.

I also had an eBook reader, the Sony PRS-505, it was ok as long as you have the ebooks in the .rtf format, because in that case you can zoom if you need to. Reading PDF file was a pain in the ass sometimes, sometimes the text was so small, that I prefered to read it on the PC or print it.

In my opinion the best solution is still pro buy a book or to print the ebook, for me there is still nothing comparable.

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