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Pandigital Ereader Review

Pandigital Ereader Review



Are you still undecided on which ebook reader is right for you; well maybe this Pandigital Ereader review can help you. Pandigital has officially ,entered the eReader market with the release of the Pandigital Novel. One of the top names in digital photo frames, Pandigital uses their knowledge of digital screens by creating an ebook reader with a TFT LCD color screen, an average memory capacity and Wi-Fi capability. From their success with digital photo frames, Pandigital knows how to create a display screen with impressive features and they proved that once again with the Novel. This eReader has a 7-inch LCD color touchscreen, which is relatively large for eBook readers, aside from models such as the Kindle DX.

The Novel can lend content via the LendMe feature. This allows users to share eBooks with friends and family for up to 14 days. However, while the book is lent out, the owner cannot read the book. This really shouldn’t be that big of a deal because if one was to lend a paperback book, they couldn’t read the book at the exact time as the borrower. The Novel has access to browse and shop eBooks from Barnes and Noble. The device also has access to more than half a million free classics. The eBook reader supports PDF, ePUB and HTML formats.            

The Novel comes with 1GB of internal memory. This will hold plenty of books, however, if you are the avid reader, the Novel also offers SD card support up to 32GB. The battery life of the Novel is approximately six to seven hours while in reading mode. The Pandigital ereader also runs of the android operating system and it is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. Features to make reading easier and more enjoyable are abundant in this eReader. The Novel offers a built-in dictionary, word search, multiple bookmarks and even text highlighting. This can make studying or just reading for pleasure a more satisfying experience.

Users are able to surf the internet with the Pandigital ereader. It features Wi-Fi capabilities, email access and a web browser. The ability to listen to music, watch videos and play games are also available on the Novel. Of course, you can’t have a Pandigital product without having a digital photo frame. The eReader comes with digital photo playback functions and becomes a photo if placed in the desktop stand that is included with the device.

THE GOOD: E-book reader with color touch screen; built-in Wi-Fi; access to Barnes & Noble eBook store; SD expansion slot for additional memory; Web browser and e-mail capabilities; displays images and some video formats; support for audio and MP3 playback.

THE BAD: Interface can be more intuitive; touch screen isn't as responsive as the Ipad or Iphone touch screens and it operates slightly, slower than other tablets and ereaders on the market.

CONCLUSION: Even though Pandigital hasn’t perfected the eReader industry yet, they made a good impression with their first eReading device. The Pandigital Novel needs some improvement before being on top but with a few of the kinks straightened out; it will be an eReader that they can be proud of. I hope this Pandigital ereader review helped you.


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