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Front view of Txtr Beagle

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Txtr Beagle

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Much thinner 4.8 mm vs 11.5 mm 2.4x thinner ; easily slides into bags
Significantly lighter weight 128 g vs 364 g 2.8x lighter weight
Is readable in direct sunlight Yes (E-Ink) vs No (LCD) Somewhat common; text doesn't look washed out in direct daylight
Has a removable battery Yes vs No Somewhat common; Old batteries can be replaced inexpensively
Front view of Kobo Arc

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Has a built-in light LED backlight vs None Most E-Readers have a built-in light
Can browse the web Yes vs No About half of E-Readers have a web browser
Can display full color Yes (LCD) vs No (E-Ink) Somewhat common; view images, read comics, and web-browse in full color
Can run Android apps Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support
Noticeably bigger screen 7" vs 5" 40% bigger screen
Directly download library e-books to device Yes vs No Somewhat common; offers quick access to browsing public library titles available for e-readers
Can display in landscape mode Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support landscape mode
No black flash when turning pages No (LCD) vs Yes (E-Ink) Somewhat common; provides less obtrusive page turns
Supports text to speech Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support text to speech
Higher resolution screen 1280 x 800 vs 800 x 600 Around 2.2x higher resolution screen

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screen

Beagle  vs
Kobo Arc 
Screen resolution 800 x 600 1280 x 800
Screen size 5" 7"
Pixel density 200 ppi 215 ppi
Built-in light None LED backlight
Screen type E-Ink LCD
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes No

form factor

Size 140 x 105 x 4.8 mm 189 x 120 x 11.5 mm
Weight 128 g 364 g

features

Beagle  vs
Kobo Arc 
Text to speech No Yes
Directly download library e-books to device No Yes
Web browser No Yes
Stereo speakers No Yes
Evernote integration No Yes
Landscape mode No Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Parental controls No No
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