Kindle VS Hanlin V9t – Comparison

The following is a detail comparison between the Hanlin eReader V9t and kindle.

FEATURES

Hanlin eReader V9t

KINDLE

Photo

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  • amazon_kindle2.jpg

Display

  • 10 Inch “electronic paper” display (with high brightness)
  • 825 x 1200 pixel resolution
  • 4-level gray scale
  • Uses E Ink® – technology. The result is a reading experience that’s similar to paper .
  • Touch panel – equipped with stylus for textinput and easy navigation.
  • 6 inch diagonal electrophoretic –electronic-paper display
  • 600 x 800 pixel resolution.
  • 4-level gray scale
  • Uses E Ink® – for sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper


Size

  • 255.8mm(L) x 173.5mm(W) x 14.3mm(H)
  • 134.5 mm (L) x 190 mm (W) x 18 mm (H)

Computer Requirement

  • From the PC you download selected content into your Hanlin ereader V9t via USB cable
  • Requires computer to purchase and download content when not in a wireless coverage area

Format

  • Adobe® PDF
  • TXT
  • DOC
  • HTML
  • WOLF
  • CHM
  • JPG
  • ZIP
  • RAR
  • Images
  • Microsoft Word (.DOC)
  • Structured HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
  • JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG)
  • GIF (.GIF)
  • PNG (.PNG)
  • BMP (.BMP)
  • PDF (experimental )
  • Text (.txt)
  • Amazon Kindle (.azw),
  • Unprotected Mobipocket books (.prc, .mobi)
  • Audible Audio books (.aa)
  • MP3 Music files (.mp3).

Expansion

  • 64MB Nand Flash
  • SD/MMC card – 2GB capability

Connectivity

· No wireless connectivity

  • Download content directly to PC.
  • Use USB cable to transfer content from your computer to the ereader.
  • Use EVDO/CDMA Wireless connectivity to shop the Kindle store and download ebooks (only if you are in a wireless coverage area)
  • Download ebooks from Online Kindle store to your computer
  • Use USB cable to transfer content to your Kindle (If you are not in a coverage area).

Content Delivery Time

  • As fast as internet connection and USB cable transfer will allow.
  • Less than a minute when done wirelessly.
  • In non-wireless area, its as fast as internet connection and USB cable transfer will allow.

Content

  • No mention of content store associated with the company.
  • It is therefore assumed that any content that is accessible on your computer in compatible format can be downloaded to the Hanlin ereader V9t via USB cable.
  • Note – there are numerous content sites available on the internet, some paid others free.
  • Supports multi-level directory
    management – convenient for user to classify
    and manage the books.

  • More than 90,000 books available, including more than 95 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers and all New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly
  • Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly
  • More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN’s Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post—all updated wirelessly throughout the day.
  • Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.
  • Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

Weight

  • 320 g
  • 289 g

Capacity

  • Internal memory – 32MB holds up to approximately 28 books at a time
  • Internal memory – 180MB(for content) holds over 200 books, magazines, newspaper, and blogs at a time

Power Supply

  • AC Power adapter
  • Li-ION 950 mAH Rechargeable battery
  • Goes a month without recharging – with an average of about 300 pages of reading per day.

  • AC Power adapter
  • Long Life Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery.
  • Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day.
  • Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging.
  • Fully recharges in 2 hours.

Wireless Fees

  • none
  • Free wireless

Temperature

  • Operating Temp:0 ºC to 40 ºC
  • Storage Temp : -20 ºC to 55 ºC (without rechargeable battery)
  • Operating Temp: 0 ºC to 35 ºC
  • Storage Temp: -10 ºC to 45 ºC

Supplied Accessories

  • Battery Charger
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Earphone
  • Battery
  • Hand band
  • Book cover
  • Power adapter
  • USB 2.0 cable

Summary

Display: Hanlin V9t – much larger display than Kindle(10 inches vs 6 inches). For the most part, both devices use the same electronic paper display. However, there is mention that the Hanlin V9t has an associated brightness that allows easy viewing indoors and outdoors – curiously not the normal view that we expect from the e-ink display.

Size:
Length – Hanlin V9t is longer
Width – Kindle is wider
Height – Hanlin is thinner

Computer Requirement
Hanlin – Assumed needed for content download on Hanlin V9t, since there is no mention of wireless capability.
Kindle – Needed only when not in wireless coverage area.

Format
Kindle – CHM, WOL, XEB, CHEM, and RAR formats not covered
Hanlin- JPEG, GIF, BMP, PRC, MOBI, AZW, AA, and MP3 formats not covered (offers customization for unsupported formats)
All other formats are equal.

Expansion
Kindle offers additional storage up to 4 GB via SD expansion cards. Hanlin V9t offers expansion up to 2 GB.

Connectivity
Hanlin V9t – No wireless connectivity
Kindle – Wireless connectivity when in coverage area.

Content Delivery Time
Hanlin – depends on internet speed and computer hardware
Kindle – less than one minute in wireless coverage areas

Content
Hanlin – No mention of content. It is assumed that content can be download from computer from various sources as long as it satisfies the compatible formats. Supports multi-level directory management to be used for book management and classification.
Kindle – Numberous content available from the Amazon Kindle store including book, magazines, blogs, Newspaper, plus content from other sites with compatible formats.

Weight
Kindle weighs a lot less

Capacity
Kindle holds a lot more books in internal memory, but both are equal in expansion capacity.

Power Supply
Hanlin – read for a month at a rate of 300 pages per day on a full charge
Kindle – Read for a week on full charge, no specific per day rate.

Temperature
Hanlin – capable of operating in more extreme temperatures than Kindle

Wireless Fees
Kindle offer wireless service without associated fee while Hanlin offers no wireless service thus no fee.

Supplied Accessories
Hanlin- include more accessories.

Overall
When compared to the Kindle, the screen for the Hanlin v9t is much larger, it offers less compatible formats, holds less books, and does not offer wireless capability. In addition, there is no mention of a content source.

This device is very much similar to the V9 and the V9c except for a few minor differences – It has a touch panel display which the V9 and V9c doesn’t have

– It offers up to 2 GB of additional storage capacity compared to 1 GB for the V9t.

All other features remain equal.

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