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College: Nook or Real Book?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by KatieC, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. KatieC

    KatieC Newbie

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    so im going into my sophomore year in college in a couple days, and my mom has been pushing me to choose the nook over my real textbooks.

    I have been against her the whole summer, but I saw someone reading one at work last week, so i went to B&N's today to check them out.

    Im still leaning towards paper vs. the nook, but I mean they are pretty neat.

    Just wondering if you guys have experience with using a nook in college classes and how to they hold up in comparison to a physical textbook.
     
  2. rakoom2002

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    KINDLE. J/K anyway I totally would go with the nook. there is virtually no benefit to have paper books over the nook. Unless of course you like carrying around a 100lbs of paper or like going to a million different stores to find your book required for a class, OR finding out that there is not actual book for the class and your required to go to the local printing store and copy your own version of the book which is 300 pages. Go with the nook. Oh ya and the nook will pay for itself with the savings you'll get from not having to buy the books.
     
  3. lobozebra

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    You should get an iPad. I use mine for my class books, and I bring a bluetooth keyboard to type notes and browse the web easier.
     
  4. KatieC

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    ipad is to pricy for me :/
     
  5. rakoom2002

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    the nook wifi will do all you need it too, as far as reading that is.
     
  6. Cronus

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    I think Amazon now does textbooks for the Kindle? I think the Kindle is a fantastic single tasking reading device. I love my ipad but I am inclined to stop reading and go surfing the net or checking email in the middle of a book which creates a bit of a distraction. Reading only device helps to keep you focused.
     
  7. sinGEN9a1

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    The problem with ebooks and ereaders for textbooks is the formating. The small display of ereaders maximum of 10.1 inches fail to display the maximum amount of content compared to good ol' textbooks. The only reader that was able to display a textbook page fully was the iRex which fit A4 pages with ease. But those are impossible to find. If your looking to save, buy textbooks from indian sites, most have merchants in the midwest of the US. The books are about 40 - 60. The paper it self is poor, but it's good enough to read off of. Otherwise you can build your own book scanner and scan the books in the library.
     
  8. Tamarind

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    The Kindle DX will display a textbook pretty well, but if you're using the Kindle format (.azw or .mobi) you won't have real page numbers. You'll have what "locations" which are totally useless when trying to flip to a certain page. If you have a Kindle 3, they've fixed this problem and given you page numbers. But since a Kindle DX is just a large Kindle 2, there is no update for this.

    Pdf files work great on the Kindle DX in general, but you won't be able to use the dictionary or highlight and write notes on a page. You can still bookmark.

    I prefer a hardcopy book.