I’ve seen a number of articles discussing the e-reader merits of low-cost laptops like the Asus Eee PC and the OLPC. Reviews say both machines adequately handle e-reader duties, but the overall experience is like reading a magazine through a Web browser: novel, but not really practical.
On the opposite side, the Kindle, Sony Reader and other dedicated e-readers continue to be debated. The screen resolutions and portability of these devices are generally appreciated, but there are broader issues with ergonomics, ebook formats, proprietary quirks, connectivity, etc..
Put it all together and it’s clear we have yet to reach the e-reader promised land. But that doesn’t mean we can’t play with the topic …
What I’d like to know is, if you had your druthers, what would your ideal e-reader look like? What specs would it feature? What formats would it handle?
Please share your thoughts in the comments area.