12-30-2011 08:33 PM
01-15-2012 06:57 AM - edited 01-15-2012 12:17 PM
I tried the tablet at night with maximum dimmed backgroundlights.
I did not like it, when moving eyes or the letters/pages on the screen it flickered to much for me.
With night mode background i felt even worse.
01-15-2012 07:01 AM
01-16-2012 07:08 AM
for novels e ink is much better if you plan to do a lot of reading, I have been using my TPT to read since my daughter has co-opted my KOBO to read a series of books. the available ereading apps for android are very good and offer a lot of variety in terms of features an options but the device it self is too heavy for long reading bouts if you have to hold it and the LCD looks good for a while but afer a long time reading my eyes get tired.
for magazines and for techincal books (photography) the TPT is very,very good much better than eink.
01-16-2012 08:14 AM
06-17-2012 03:29 PM - edited 06-18-2012 02:34 AM
I found out other tablets are flickerfree.
At least my inexpensive 100Eu 7" Odys Xelio doesnt flicker noticeable even when dimmed.
And a simple test with a small solarcell and a headphone lets the TPT squeak because of the frequencies,
where the Xelio is silent like my old lcd without led....
The flickering backlight means it makes the eyes quick tired and "stresses" the brain...
Cant belive the engineers didnt test it or made this failure in how to dimm the leds.
I am so disappointed about the TPT.
06-17-2012 07:22 PM
If your primary concern is reading you should get a Kindle or similar e-ink device. I use the TPT for reading but that is not it's primary use. There are limitations in bright and dim environments. It is also heavy to hold compared to a kindle. The flicker/eystrain issue is not a primary drawback for me for reading; it's the glare in bright environments, eyestrain in dim environments ant the size and weight of the tablet.
06-18-2012 12:53 AM
I don't agree that e-ink is better in reading than LED/LCD. You would need to be in a well-lit place to read e-Ink comfortably, or you would strain your eyes a lot. Whereas you can read from LED/LCD in the dark if you like. In any case, it is not too good for the eyes to read under strong sunlight or in total darkness, and for a prolong period of time.
Personally I have the NookColor eReader and love reading it. Great screen and compact size.
06-18-2012 02:20 AM - edited 06-18-2012 02:36 AM
I use non-glare screenprotectors, without I couldn't work with the decives.
With theTPT I primary write on it...
Secondary i use it for reading webpages and PDF files
Also while writing on it I have to look at the screen quite often.
For reading without getting ill I will use now the Odys Xelio Tablet.