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Pandigital Novel

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Pandigital Novel

PC Magazine
24 June 2011
  • Conclusion: The Pandigital Novel is a well specified but poorly thought-out device; it tries to be an e-book reader and tablet computer simultaneously, and fails at both tasks.
  • Pros: Attractive home screen UI. Android OS means it doubles as a low-cost tablet computer.
  • Cons: Dim, fuzzy, extremely stubborn touch screen. Sluggish, obtuse user interface. Buggy, despite a recent firmware update.
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Overall 4

Pandigital Novel eReader

9 November 2010
  • Summary: The feature set of the affordable Pandigital Novel looks good on paper, but this color e-book reader and multimedia device is hobbled by its extremely slow performance and unresponsive touch screen.
  • Pros: 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.
  • Cons: Resistive touch-screen is problematic; extremely sluggish performance; interface could be more intuitive; overall user experience could be better.
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Overall 4

Pandigital Novel Review

LAPTOP Magazine
22 September 2010
  • Summary: Whether or not you fall on this side of the LCD vs. e-Ink eReader display debate, the Pandigital Novel is not the best exemplar of the former category. The device has some potential, and perhaps upgrades to the firmware and software can improve some of the frustrating flaws we encountered--after all, that's what Barnes & Noble did with the Nook . Until then, consumers will be better off with the Kindle, Nook, or iPad.
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Overall 5

Pandigital Novel: Tablet Hampered by Poor Display, Unresponsive Interface

PC World
19 August 2010
  • Excerpt: The Pandigital Novel makes a valiant attempt at being a value-priced, full-color, Android-based e-reader that also doubles as a general-use tablet.
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Pandigital Novel eBook Reader Review

The Gadgeteer
8 August 2010
  • Excerpt: There was a lot of talk about this unit from Pandigital (maker of Digital Photo Frames and film scanners) around June when they were removed off the shelves of Kohl’s for poor/slow performance. They came back with newer firmware and much quicker response in July at Bed Bath & Beyond Stores along with Walgreens and JCPenny’s. But is this a worthy contender in the burgeoning e-reader market? Not really. Yet.
  • Pros: Hardware: Simple! Only 2 buttons and a power slider., Software: Use your Barnes & Nobles account to access free books and samples from B&N online directly, Pretty good EPUB & PDF Reader
  • Cons: Hardware: Limited buttons means less compatibility for Android applications. (though not impossible), Software: Crude Built-in Organizer apps, Not currently able to access the Google Android Market for different readers/apps
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Pandigital Novel

31 October 2010
  • Excerpt: La Pandigital è una casa produttrice, famosa per le sue cornici digitali e da oggi produttrice anche di ebook reader . Il dispositivo si chiama Novel ed e simile all’ iPad di Apple . E dotato di uno schermo LCD da 7″ con tecnologia TFT, con una risoluzione di 800×600. Il Pandigital Novel ha come sistema operativo Android, che gira su di un processore ARM 11 Mobile , la memoria e di 1 GB ma si puo espandere fino a 32 GB con schede SD o MMC, la connessione wi-fi e il...
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