Originally Posted by j
I'm waiting for something like the EEE-PC, but in tablet form, possibly without a built-in keyboard, and with a reflective display and turn-offable backlight. That would be basically perfect for this and probably cost around the same, and be able to do a ton of other stuff as well.
This was similar to my dilemma a few months back when I was looking into every e-reader on the market trying to find a device that would support everything from pdfs to chms without any funky formatting issues. The high-end ereaders started creeping into the $600USD range, so I explored other options.
I settled on the U810 for about $800USD. Now, in addition to being able to read pdfs, technical manuals, ebooks, and ecomics, I can watch movies, browse the internet (latest edition even has a WAN option), and do just about anything you can do on a full-sized laptop. The tablet option is nice, but the viewing angle in portrait mode isn't optimal. When I go tablet, I hold it landscape, and it works great. Battery life with the included extended battery is a real world 5.5 hours.
Just be sure to get it with XP