It's been a while since we've heard anything about Kno, the massive digital textbook reader that packs two 14.1-inch displays. Uneviled at D8 in June of this year, the fine people at Kno promised us a price under $1,000 and they've delivered.
Yes Id definitely buy the singlescreen. Being able to write in the ebook itself is the most convenient thing Ive seen in an ebook. Its big and its light. Right now I have to carry around my biology and chemistry books(which are enormous), and that doesnt fare well with my back problems. Still a bit expensive though, but Id buy it anyway, and since when does a budget laptop cost $599?
How many schools have e-Books available for all classes? And are they at a reduced price such that a student could recoup that $899 price tag after 4-years? And what about re-selling books or used books, I know buying used and reselling books for non-core classes helped me a lot.
Seriously? For $599(you have to be complete bonkers to buy the $899 model) for something that is basically a digital book? Am I missing something here, or do you have to be unbelievably dumb to not just buy a laptop?(which a large majority of college students already have BTW) If you can make books digital way not forgo the expensive, unwieldy, and limited power of this hardware and just use the same digital books on a laptop.
The college textbook business is a scam. I doubt textbook publishers are willing to release reasonably-priced digital editions of their books anytime soon, I mean look at what the prices are at now? The price difference between physical and digital copies is utterly negligible.
lets see.. my math book is around $200, physics $250, chem $300. and that's just one semester of books. if this does more then just read books as it seems to suggest, and you can get textbooks cheaper then i would defiantly buy the 2 screen model.
[citation][nom]thechief73[/nom]Seriously? For $599(you have to be complete bonkers to buy the $899 model) for something that is basically a digital book? Am I missing something here, or do you have to be unbelievably dumb to not just buy a laptop?(which a large majority of college students already have BTW) If you can make books digital way not forgo the expensive, unwieldy, and limited power of this hardware and just use the same digital books on a laptop.[/citation]
-1 dude, you obviously never went to college, hahaha. weight, portability and DUAL 14" screens. $1200-1500 is what students typically pay for PER YEAR in college, not to mention changing majors, minors, full classes, causes alot of headaches. also the thing is yours for life, it will always be a good book reader after college. how many books do you ever read that are 28"? seriously you could read a news paper on this thing pratically, any magazine will be HUGE on it.
and the nail in the coffin: (drum roll please) YOU CAN WRITE IN IT and not like atyping, i mean WRITING and it comes out in text like you typed it . since when can you do that in any laptop esp. with out a digital pad and stylus, this ain't no game boy advance.
if you could hook it up to your computer and use it to play crisis2.... that'd just be another bonus!
oh and 5 lbs. seriously, you're going to complain about 5 pounds? my first laptop the BATTERY was 5lbs. if 5 pounds is so flippen hard for you, never get an education, the books in your backpack are going to KILL YOU. we should pit Jane up against you and watch her smack the wussieness right out of you and back into your momma/daddy that's how bad you sound whinning about 5 measely pounds. you are a disgrace to mankind. my cordless 18v tools weigh more then that, so do most of my guns and air tools. i think my boots even weigh that much.
14.1" is perhaps a bit too much, but I certainly like the idea. Dual screen, each screen standard A4 size would be ideal imo.
Small e-readers are a pain to read textbooks on, especially things that are usually small and fairly hard to read (I'm looking at you, complex mathematical formulas) and you can't really take notes with them. Imagine using the left screen for reading and the right for taking notes with a styles. Heaven...