Eee PC 1000HE, Barnes & Noble E-Book Reader, Eee Rotate Mix Well


Recently, Barnes & Noble has launched its eBookstore. Naturally, to maximize this service, BN has launched and eBook Reader to make their eBookstore useful. There were three BN eBook Reader that were released, two were for the iPhone and Blackberry Device and the other one is for desktop/laptop.

The BN eBook Reader for PCs is actually pretty robust. It’s a 9MB installation. The GUI is sleek and perfect for guess what? – netbooks. So, I downloaded the BN eBook Reader and installed it on my Eee PC 1000HE. The eBook Reader runs without a glitch. I can browse through pages quickly, skip from one chapter to another and all sorts of features that you get from a great eBook Reader.

But while I was enjoying the BN eBook Reader, I remembered the Amazon Kindle. Unlike the Kindle which is in portrait mode, my Eee PC 1000HE eBook Reader was of course in landscape mode while using the BN eBook Reader. So, the solution? I remember reading something about rotating your netbook’s screen which was done to an Eee PC 700 or 900. And so I found the utility called Eee PC Rotate.

Installing Eee Rotate was pretty simple and straightforward. After activating it and hitting the command – > CTL + ALT + Right Arrow Key, my Eee PC 1000HE’s screen moved and blinked and in a wink of an eye there it goes – the screen was rotated by 270 degree angle. There goes my “Kindle Like” netbook reader running Barnes & Noble’s eBook Reader. Pretty cool, right?

The BN eBook Reader is loaded with free classic eBooks to get you started. If you want to read more, check out its online book catalog. eBook prices starts from as low as $4. Purchased eBook’s can’t be downloaded and copied. But you can access it from any PC after you’ve signed up for an account at the BN eBookstore.

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Written by: Björn A.