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 CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.