Netbook as eBook reader ?

  chapeau 12:44 31 Jan 10

Dedicated ebook readers are expensive and limited in their use. How effective are Netbooks (Acer Aspire One, Asus Eee or similar) as ebook readers ? will a Windows version run MS reader ? are there any other readers that people have used ? Can MS Reader be turned on its side to produce a bigger page.
Main concern is to produce a simple usable device for someone with failing eyesight who would like larger font sizes, and could also use the device for email,looking at photos and some gentle surfing.
Any experiences etc would be helpful.

  golfpro 13:27 31 Jan 10

Forget the net-book as an ereader, the screen is not configured for this (read the specs on ereaders). You would do your eyes more damage.
The dedicated ereader screen uses the popular Vizplex E-ink display, featuring 16 shades of gray for a clear and crisp letters and graphics.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:05 31 Jan 10

Shounds like you need an Ipad.

click here

As this is a PC forum I think I had better duck now before the flak starts :0)

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