Checking out the Kobo Vox

Posted: June 8, 2012 in e-Reader Reviews
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As I received a nice tax rebate today, I decided to check out the Kobo Vox 7 inch e-reader Android tablet.  For the Canadians amongst you, FutureShop is offering $10 discount. Now, it's possible I will return it before the return period expires; the reviews I've read and seen on YouTube have been rather negative – sluggish, unresponsive machine, poor quality build – but I will see for myself.

I am not expecting it to be comparable to the iPad – Apple's tablet has a dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics and 1GB of RAM compared to the Vox's 800 Mhz processor and 512 RAM – and of course with at least $400 difference in price, you wouldn't expect them to compare.  I intend using them for different purposes.  I expect my iPad to remain my go to tablet of choice, and the Kobo to be purely e-reading based.  The main advantage I'm hoping to get from the Vox is that I will be able to read books from all three of my main sources – Amazon, Kobo and the local library – on one e-reader sized device.  

This will also be my first experience with Android.  As most of you know, I'm an iOS girl through and through, so it will be interesting to see what I make of it.  I will let you know how I get on!


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