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Pandigital Novel 6" Personal eReader

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and performance. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the portability and screen get critical comments.

price, usability, size, performance, design

screen, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Pandigital Novel 6" Personal eReader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Pandigital Novel 6-Inch Personal eReader

 

A basic guide to e-readers in early 2011 looks like this: There's the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble's NOOK, and then everything else. Pandigital, best known for its line of digital picture frames, hopes to be one of the companies—much like Sony...

Cheaper than Kindle, NOOK ; Touch interface ; NOOKbook Store support ; Reads ePub, PDFs ; Web browser ; MicroSD slot

Extra features of limited value ; Lesser display quality than Kindle, NOOK ; Purchasing titles takes patience

A little cheaper than a Kindle or NOOK, the Novel is an okay alternative to the e-reader leaders. But you will sacrifice a bit of screen quality and a bit more convenience.

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Pandigital introduces 6" Novel eReader

 

eReaders are still sought among many, and no, tablets haven't really consumed their market. It's not just me but even the geniuses behind the Novel eReader, Pandigital who share this thought. May be this has inspired them to bring out this awesome...

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Good buy for a rice

 

Although not the best of it's kind it nevertheless still good e-reader especially for $70. I couldn't justify splurging $150 for a name-brand. At last I can read my fiction off the laptop and have my entire library in one small package. I wish it had...

Good value for the money ; excellent text quality in bright light/sunlight ; very long battery life compare to LCD or AMOLED display-based readers ; clean simple design ; features (Wi-Fi, email, internet browser, music, pics) ; direct access to Barnes...

Not without its issues ; poor format support: only pdf and epub ; USASCII only fonts installed (no native i.e. Cyrillic) have to use epubs with embedded fonts no biggy ; dark-grey text on light-grey screen. Hard to read in small font when lighting is...

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Pandigital Novel Personal 6" Touchscreen eReader with Linux and Wi-Fi

 

I bought 2 in the hopes of gifts for non-computer inlaws. These will probably end up being one of those many gizmos that end up cluttering boxes of good ideas and near useless implementations. I planned to buy 1 or 2 more after I tried it and before...

My wife likes white ; Newegg's shipping is outstanding ; PDFs are kind of legible at XXL font size (the largest, quick to find setting) ; It might be great for kids who stare from 1 inch away

Manual, once you find it, states don't use in direct sunlight; features state "easy to read - even in direct sunlight ; We live in Southern CA (see the sunlight thing) ; Font and screen display are thin (I haven't surfed settings to see if I can bold...

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Pandigital Novel Personal 6" Touchscreen eReader with Linux and Wi-Fi

 

First e-reader. Got it because it was on sale, without comparing it to other popular devices. I wasn't too crazy about this device, but by the end of the week I ended up reading a lot more on this device than I usually do in general. Overall, after...

Touchscreen is okay, but takes a bit getting used to as you have to use tips of your fingers and not anything more pointy. Plays music. Connects to a pc as a flash drive, which makes it easy to drop books and music onto it ; Decent interface, i.e. I...

Two eggs off: one for screen, the other for speed and other annoyances ; First, the screen is not as good as other popular e-inks. That is very obvious. However, it is definitely readable and I had no problems reading either in very low light or bright...

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