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楽天のKoboから素晴らしい出来栄えの電子書籍リーダーが出たようです。といっても日本ではまだ発売されていないようですが。。。ウォールストリートジャーナルのレビューです。

GEEK CHICMay 3, 2013, 4:24 p.m. ET
The Best E-Reader: Kobo's Aura HD
With its remarkably sharp screen, a new luxury e-reader soars to the top of the nightstand, beating out the Kindle and Nook.

The new Aura HD, from the Canadian company Kobo, is the first model that rivals the printed page. The biggest improvement is the screen—it displays text at 265 dots per inch (dpi), compared with the Kindle Paperwhite's 212 dpi or the Nook SimpleTouch's 167 dpi. While the differences between the numbers may seem relatively inconsequential, the Aura HD's higher resolution makes text markedly sharper. The screen is slightly larger, too: 6.8 inches diagonal instead of the 6 inches that are standard today—a subtle increase that fits considerably more words on each page.


解像度も細かくなり、大きさも6.8インチと少し大きくなっているのですね。もちろん、最大の欠点はアマゾンなど他の書店で買った電子書籍を読むことはできないということですね。それでもこのレビューアは、本好きなら値段も高いこのKobo Auraを買って損はないと一押ししています。

For those who have invested in e-books from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, switching to the Aura HD won't be easy. Most e-books purchased from each store are only viewable on that brand's devices. (Hopefully, this will change; six years after the iTunes Store launched, it began selling music that could be played on any device, not just iPods.) But Kobo's store is just as sprawling as its competitors', with over 3 million titles.

The Aura HD costs $170—more than the top-of-the-line Kindle and Nook models (both $119). For those who don't just read books, but devour them, it's a premium worth paying. $170, kobo.com

—Erik Sofge


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