What's the point of color e-ink if the screen is so dark that you need to keep the front light on all the time?

What's the point of color e-ink if the screen is so dark that you need to keep the front light on all the time?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Worse. What's the point of releasing Dante's Inferno "With paintings" if you're gonna grayscale them? This is a literal physical book release.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      that's not a "painting", it's an engraving by the famous Gustave Doré

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        <<100181602 <<100183375
        Ah. I learned something today. Thank you for that. I did end up finding the translated version digitally but without the prints. But yeah, to get back ontopic, Eink screens are a meme for comics.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Eink screens are a meme for comics.
          Do you have any real arguments?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Give me an argument in favor of color eink. To me the benefits of eink are long battery life, and a reading-like experience. The benefits of digital books are customizable, weight, price, uniformity, ease of access, dictionary, easy marking, backups, searchable. There's hardly any downside to reading books thusly (can you name them?) Now eink color is a contradiction in terms. The technology isn't there. The usecase could only be on content that is fully color. So comics (if speaking of the benefits of such a technology) And I don't see the benefits then, not compared to HDR/OLED.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >The usecase could only be on content that is fully color.
            It works just fine with content that only have sparse colors such as Japanese comics or all sorts of pdf.
            The only thing you lose out on is the customizability and even there you have more flexibility than print by displaying double or half pages.
            Markup greatly benefits from being able to distinguish colors.
            Compared to LCD/OLED you have far better readability in natural light.
            The problem I see with the new Kobos is that they aren't big enough.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >just fine
            Not an argument. The question is not whether something is functional. The question is whether something has a usecase.
            >sparse colors
            Just a regular ereader would be better in that case, color eink would be only beneficial if the majority of the time it displayed color eink content
            >markup benefits from different colors
            No it doesn't. You've got 4 colors already.
            >far better readability in natural light
            But with shitty washed out colors.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What exactly does a b&w ereader offer aside from being brighter and slightly cheaper? Having colors adds a lot of options.
            I've used one for a year now. The colors being washed out isn't a problem, what's relevant is that you can identify them.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >The colors being washed out isn't a problem
            For you
            >what's relevant is that you can identify them
            ?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you have a diagram with different colored bars, it doesn't matter exactly what shade of blue, red or green it is, it matters that they aren't all mapped to the same shades of grey.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      so you can enjoy the illustration and not have to pay double the cost due to the publisher having to utilize a new more expensive printing option.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is called a woodcut and they are always monochromatic.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Japanese made colorful woodblock prints.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        uh no anon thats a book???

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it's a photo of a book, silly

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are you moronic? I have a Kobo Libra 2. All you need to do is swipe/drag on the left side of the screen. Its backlight is pretty good as it can go from being non-existant like paper to being as bright as a phone. Plus its battery life is also amazing so, assuming you have it turn off after a while, you can go weeks without charging. As far as color goes, besides looking at covers, color e-ink is only useful if you reading anything that isn't your standard novel like comic books or a pdf graphic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >He doesn't know
      Color e-ink (kaleido 3) has absolute shit contrast because of the additional color layer on top of the screen, making reading or seeing anything a pain in the ass unless you're in direct sunlight, so you're just gonna have to use the front light most of the time

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it's doesn't make sense for a ebook to have backlight, you're confused

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what's the point of reading if most modern fiction is full of emotional romance sex fantasies for femcels

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You can read the classics like an actual man.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what's the point of gfs if they're not FOSS?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There is none, current color eink sucks balls.
    Literal LCD color filter layer on top of b/w eink kek

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There's nothing LCD about it.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My 2016 kindle is dying and I'm looking for a new e-reader. Should I just get "eBook Reader Amazon Kindle 2022, Display 6" 300 ppi, USB Type C, Denim"? It costs $150 in my shithole but seems to be the only good option. Can I upload pirated ebooks to it like I could with my old kindle?
    We don't have many brands. I think those are the only ones we have that are worth mentioning:
    >Amazon kindle
    >Kobo
    >Pocketbook
    They're all about $150 except "eBook Reader PocketBook Basic Lux 4 PB618" which I assume is dogshit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      do more research until you understand what you're asking

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        are you ok, kid?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          i'm fine

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            nah, you're seething

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Boox has gotten fairly relevant in the past years.
      It really depends on what you want to read and what other uses you have.
      Kobo Clara BW is likely going to be a good entry level option.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        thanks, I didn't mention it ITT but I did end up ordering a Kobo Clara BW.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can view it in sunlight.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Libra 2 or Libra Color?
    Is 7" so much better than a 6" screen?
    I just want to read books on a decent screen...

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Color E-ink
    I wouldn't buy any current gen e-ink color displays right now because they all suck. Maybe wait 2 or 4 years and see if anything changes.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    To read outside. I highly recommend it for that.
    At night you have to turn on the light either way.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    go outside homie

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's RGB, it needs to be YMC.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >durr why doesn't a really smart etch a sketch produce OLED quality graphics

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