The Icarus Illumina XL is a brand new 8 inch e-reader and many people have been wondering how it handles PDF files? Today, we evaluate the standard PDF e-book and also a very extensive document with lots of images and a custom layout. This video should give you a sense on what the XL is capable of and if will suit your needs.
I found that the XL does a really good job on rendering an e-book that is only available in the PDF format. There are hundreds of sites on the internet that allow you to download free e-books, so there is no shortage of content. On the flip side this e-reader struggles with very complex documents, such as the DND Monsters Manual.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.