Looks interesting! It would be great to have documentation of Julia manuals and tutorials available on an e-reader.
I’ve checking out possible readers to replace my Kindle e-ink. Problem with my Kindle e-ink:
- Too smal screen, only 6"
- Kindle e-ink readers cannot open ePub, I think
- Kindle e-ink readers can even not open science books with math, etc., sold as Kindle books. But Windows, iOS, and Android Kindle apps can display such Kindle files.
Currently, I’m looking at 7.8" or 10.3" e-ink readers from Onyx, e.g., Onyx Boox Note Air, or similar. Their advantage:
- long battery life (apparently up to 75 hours of continuous reading) – which is much better than LED based readers (iPad, Android, etc.)
- Android 10 OS: comes with ePub reader, can install Android Kindle reader, etc.
- It even comes with pen and note taking features.
Down-side: no color. Oh, there is a new Onyx Boox Note 3 Color, but (i) the colors are somewhat dull (less critical), (ii) there is some color memory that bleeds through when changing pages (= need for frequent refreshing), (iii) (even worse) the coloring layer makes the screen somewhat too dark to read without back lighting, which “kills” the battery life, and (ii) only 7.8" screen at the moment.
Sony will come with a 10.3" (?) note taking e-ink color reader soon, based on Android 9 (I think). But that most likely suffers the same problems as the Onyx color e-ink.
Supposedly, Chinese TV maker TCL will come with an 8.88" reader based on new technology, TCL NXTPaper in April (isn’t “8” a lucky number in the Chinese culture?). It will be based on Android 10, and has much better screen update than e-ink. But most likely shorter battery life.
Regarding size: printed science books typically have a text field of ca. 10", so to view such books in the “natural size” would require a 10" reader. If note taking is the primary use (not for me), then a 13+" pad would be better. For reading other books (e.g., I read the Decameron last year on the Kindle), smaller size than 10" would probably be ideal.
As several have mentioned, some of the formats allow for re-flowing of the text based on magnification, so perhaps the size is not super important. [Many Youtubers discuss such e-readers. E.g., “my deep guide” is very up-to-date, and provide tutorials on setting up and using various readers.]