E-readers and tablets are simultaneously similar and different. But the things they don’t share in common can have a big impact on your re-book reading experience. Before you invest in one or the other, here are four key considerations to take into account.
#1 Visual Imagery and Eye Strain
E-readers utilize a screen that displays electronic paper and ink, which is engineered to closely replicate the look and visible texture of real printed paper. Tablets, on the other hand, typically display high-resolution images and text – but the graphic representation is a bit harsher than real paper or
Just last week, an old friend asked me a question that boiled down to which eReader I would choose if I were buying anew. To sum it up best, I coined a new poetic mantra for myself:
“When I read, it is all I want to do … no distractions, no fanfare; just me and the words”
For me, that is enough.
I wish I had the wherewithal, however, to explore all the tablet and eReader choices out there so that I could give more informed advice. That being said, I still think it boils down to a
It seems as if Microsoft is adding some necessary heat to the tablet wars. This week, they revealed their upcoming tablet called the Microsoft Surface.
Microsoft has been particularly quiet in the eReader and tablet department. Then a few weeks ago, we heard that the PC giant was pledging some $300 million to Nook, Barnes and Noble’s e-reader business. That gave many of a e-reader geek pause because if Microsoft was investing that heavily in Nook, what does that mean for Amazon and the Kindle platform?
Apple’s iPad has dominated the tablet market since its launch
I was one of the lucky ones, week before last, and probably one of the last lucky ones too. When I ordered my engraved iPad (3rd generation) from the apple.com store on the 8th of March, my invoice told me I’d receive it on March 16th – the first day it became available in stores. Within hours, I had heard of the shipping times slipping 2 – 4 days to deliver on the 18th and 20th.
I won’t deny that I was excited to see what the all the hype was about. There had been talk of the
I find that attempting to work on my laptop is a challenge to my focusing skills under normal circumstances. Work colleagues are always sending intriguing links that, of course, lead to other links and further discussion and the occasional “oh yes, I saw this other day that I wanted to share … let me find it again” which in turn leads to other tangential distractions. I am the poster child for the digitally distracted.
At the risk of dating myself, I remember when the HP iPaQ was released. I was rabid to get one, and when I did,