I will not be reviewing the Pandigital Novel Personal eReader

Pandigital announced this ereader last month.  It's based on a 6" Sipix screen, and it has Wifi 2GB Flash, a capacitive touchscreen, a microSD card slot, as well as a web browser, Sudoku, and support for B&N ebookstore. I've come to the conclusion that I cannot review this ereader fairly; I have a fundamental objection to the horrible screen.

The Novel Personal eReader shipped with a first generation Sipix screen. This is literally the worst epaper screen on the market. The background of the screen is a light gray, not white. Do you want to know how gray the screen is? Last week I took a picture that compared this ereader with my original Kindle and the Kindle had a whiter screen. Think about all the complaints about the Kindle's screen; this Sipix screen is worse. They really should have held the technology for another year or so.

I don't think anyone should buy an ereader that uses this screen. You will have a much better experience with an E-ink screen. And yes, my recommendation applies to all Sipix screens. I've heard a similar complaint about the Thalia Oyo (it also has a Sipix screen). Someone even took a picture which shows the grayness of the screen.

About Nate Hoffelder (11474 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

2 Comments on I will not be reviewing the Pandigital Novel Personal eReader

  1. Good thing that you did not review it since you already told everyone not to buy it.

  2. Bah. Review it. We know how bad the screen is now. But what’s it like in its book functions?

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