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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:41 am 
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Hello Everyone;
This post came about as I was often asked by fellow travellers (yes I travel often) about how I can read ebooks like a KINDLE or IPAD. Seems everyone these days have thinkpads (well maybe pple sitting in wider seast section of planes often are non teckie Exec's!) :P Word must have got out that "thinkpads" are 'spill proof" blah blah ,,,,,,,

Steps to Install and configure your thinkpad to read ebooks:
I am using a Edge Series laptop sicne that is what am using now and installing and configure apps as I type here... Mine currently is a Edge E520 - arrived 2 days ago for my home use - but I have these same things on my x220t and W420s - both worjk/travel machines....Am going to assume that these machine ( you going to configuree) are FACTORY DEFAULT APPS instaleld etc ,, as there are few things that might not be there if you did a FRESH Install of windows ...etc)


a)Fire up LENOVO THINKVANTAGE TOOLS. click on [url=http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-61432SIMPLE TAP [/url], and confgure that to your choice.
b)Installa nd confgiure READING OPTIMIZER (if not already installed , then go here to install)
(reading help
> Endable Auto rotations
> CHECK ?ENABLE "show this windows when launching digital readers" in this app
> Enable Screen AUTO rotation in SIMPLE TAP

c) Install FREE KINDLE READING APPS from here:
re.html/ref=kcp_ipad_mkt_lnd?docId=1000493771

and you good to go....than you can read any ebooks from Amazon, Itunes etc ,,, on a thinpad. having a X series Tablet is ideal for this - no Need to carry two or three other things!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:19 am 
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Not sure how easy it is to handle an E520 as a book, but whatever floats your boat. 8)

IIRC, Lenovo first marked this program as being compatible with only the X120e. I think anything 13" and above would be too clunky to use in this manner. 9:16 is a bit too narrow for comfortable reading too...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:05 am 
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why not just use an actual kindle, since they are so cheap and is a much better fit as a ebook reader then a 15.6 inch laptop.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:50 pm 
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Colonel O'Neill wrote:
.......whatever floats your boat....
lol @ Colo*

ausmikel wrote:
......but I have these same things on my x220t and W420s - both worjk/travel machines...
.......8)

> since I travel a LOT! & Talkin of 'Boat'- not sure I would get around as much on a BOAT ,,, and since I am kinda partial to "plane flights" I rather NOT CARRY A BOAT with me always ,,,,,,

Kindle apps on thinkpad works nicely for teenagers at home and even better you can display the laptop screen on the HDTV via HDMI ,,,,,,, ** my pet peeves - DP++***

however everyone is to their own :P:P tis still a free WORLD , atleast in place I live :D

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