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Que proReader vs enTourage eDGe

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Full page ebook readers will be a huge market this year. With declining PC and netbook sales, the next surge will be tablet PC’s or more importantly PC/ebook/touch screen devices. No more DVD-ROMs, physical hard drives, expensive operating system upgrades or the $1000.00+ price tag.

The Que proReader and the enTourage eDGe are geared to hit the market in the coming months.

Basic criteria for this comparison:

  • Designed primarily as an ebook reader
  • Large screen
  • No DVD-Rom
  • No hard drive
  • Touch screen
  • Under 5 pounds in weight

Que proReader

 

QUE proReader

  • Dimensions: 8.5″ x 11″ x .3″
  • Weight: approx. 17 US ounces.
  • Internal Memory: 4 GB (3 GB for user)
  • E-reader File Formats: ePub, PDF, TXT
  • E-paper Display Size: 10.5-inch diagonal, 944 x 1264 pixels at 150ppi, 8 gray levels
  • E-paper Input: Full Touchscreen, Virtual Keyboard
  • Operating System: Unknown
  • Screen Rotation: Unknown
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g, 3G (Higher Model)
  • Battery Life: Unknown
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion battery
  • Audio playback: Unknown
  • Video playback: Unknown
  • Input: Stylus input on e-paper and touchscreen. Virtual keyboard. Bluetooth and USB keyboard (optional)
  • Suggested Retail: $649.00
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    enTourage eDGe

    enTourage eDGe

    enTourage eDGe

  • Dimensions: 8.25″ x 10.75″ by 1.0″ (closed)
  • Weight: approx. 2.75 lbs.
  • Internal Memory: 4 GB (3 GB for user) up to 3000 books
  • E-reader File Formats: ePub, PDF
  • LCD Touchscreen Display Size: 1024 x 600 (10.1″)
  • E-paper Display Size: 9.7″ e-Ink®(1200 x 825), 16 shades of gray
  • E-paper Input: Wacom® Penabled®
  • Operating System: Linux with Google® Android®
  • Screen Rotation: 90 and 180 degrees
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth capability, 3G (future availability)
  • Battery Life: 16+ hours utilizing the e-reader screen / up to 6 hours running the LCD screen
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion polymer
  • Mobile Modem (optional): EVDO or HSDPA
  • External Memory: SD card slot, 2 USB ports
  • Audio and Microphone Jack: 3.5 mm each. Includes internal microphone and speakers.
  • Audio playback: MP3, WAV, 3GPP, MP4, AMR, AAC, OGG, M4A
  • Video playback: 3GP, MP4, Adobe Flash Lite (H.264)
  • Input: Stylus input on e-paper and touchscreen. Virtual keyboard. Bluetooth and USB keyboard (optional)
  • Suggested Retail: $490.00
  • Overall Winner:

    The enTourage eDGE. The enTourage eDGE has a dual screen and an actual computer built in allowing for web surfing, wordprocessing, and Google Android applications to be installed. The Que proReader requires a separate computer to be fully functional while the enTourage eDGE is a stand alone unit.

    Added benefits of enTourage eDGE:

    • Includes an SD memory slot
    • Ability to plug in an USB memory pen
    • Audio recording capabilities with built in mic or an external mic.
    • Lower price point

    Recommend: enTourage eDGe

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    2 comments for “Que proReader vs enTourage eDGe”

    1. [...] This new ereader will be one of many that will be competing for the top prize of best ebook reader for 2010. It is hard to say who will come out on top but I feel my money is currently on the enTourage eDGe. [...]

      Posted by Technobrains | Science Fiction Meets Science Reality | January 13, 2010, 10:04 pm
    2. [...] goes. No other ebook reader on the market currently or coming out this year except for the enTourage eDGe can be placed in the same category. Most are specifically ebook readers with some added online [...]

      Posted by Technobrains | Apple iPad is Full of Juice | January 28, 2010, 12:56 pm

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