will the pro be good for reading text?

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  1. voodooevil

    voodooevil New Member

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    Hi.
    I am a big Microsoft fan, but strayed and bought a Google nexus 10. It has a great screen with 300 PPI which created nice text for hours of reading. After 4 RMA,s because of real bad backlight bleed I gave up and returned it.

    The surface pro seems like the PPI was a little low. 207 I think. Will this be comfortable for my eyes.
    I can't wait to order this thing.
    Thanks for this forum.
    Joe.....
     
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    It hasn't proven to be a problem for me, in fact I'm reading more now (news, blogs, books etc) then I ever did on the laptop or PC screen.

    Hope you enjoy your Surface (RT or Pro) as much as I am.
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    Thanks chubnut.
    Just waiting to pre order now....
     
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    Joe --

    I am an avid reader and previously used an Ipad exclusively as a reader. Since I got my Surface RT, it is now my primary reader, and the Ipad is a paperweight. In this context, I think of "reading" as books, technical papers, etc. -- text intensive material. When I go out for a meal (alone), as I often do, I take my RT along and read while I eat. When I go to bed, I usually plan for about an hour of reading. I have found it to be very comfortable with no eye strain (and my eyes are probably older than yours).

    I think you will enjoy it very much.

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    Hi Russ...
    My eyes are 45 years old....:)
    I have been reading on the nook e-ink reader for 2 years......but looking for something different. I plan to read Under The Dome by S. King as my first surfacebook. I think I may actually go to Bestbuy and buy the rt...the pro may be overkill for me.
    Thanks Russ.
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    I've read three entire books my on RT in the last two months and think the display is excellent, however the only thing I have to compare it to is my iPadv1.
     
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    The Surface Tablets definitely don't have the ppi which I would normally consider a minus but the true type really seems to make up the difference. Still not the best resolution but certainly better than specs alone would indicate.

    JP
     
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    Im actually wondering if the higher resolution on the Pro will be a disadvantage for reading books?
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    No if any thing I think it will be better. Just makes the pixels disappear but the reader app should have controls for the actual text size.
     
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    Hi again.
    I actually bought the Rt from bestbuy. I really love it I do wish the ppi was a little better for reading. I will get the pro and pass this over to my wife.
     
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    How is it compared to a Kindle? I read all my books on Kindle, but would be cool to try it out on the Surface.
     
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    Kindle e-reader or fire? It will be totally different than reading on the original kindle and more like reading on a laptop.
     

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