There has been a growing movement in the e-reader industry to embrace large screens on an e-reader. Most of these products are relatively expensive, because they have WACOM screen and come with a stylus to take digital notes or to freehand draw. Most of them focus on editing PDF files and reading ebooks is just something they do. What if you want a large screen just to read ebooks and that’s it? Surprisingly there isn’t that many models currently being sold to choose from.
Many people are not willing to spend $500 or $600 on a large screen e-reader, so older devices like the Sony PRS-950 or the Kindle DX seem appealing. One of the big problems with buying ebook readers that were made almost 10 years ago, are the batteries. Batteries have a definitive lifespan and are normally only good for around 10,000 charging hours. In addition to this, batteries simply start to fade, and cannot capture a full charge. I know many people who bought a DX from 2010 and have to charge it every few days. The primary purpose of this article is to focus on large screen e-readers that are relatively new and should easily be relevant for the next 5-6 years.
Large screen e-readers
Kobo Forma – 7.8 inches – $299
Tolino Epos – 7.8 inches – £246.22
iReader Ocean – 6.8 inches – $200
They can take notes, but focus on reading
Likebook Muses – 7.8 inches – $279
Mobiscribe – 6.8 inches – $215
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 CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.