Which e-reader or tablet is best for, you know, e-reading?
August 8, 2012 9:22 AM Subscribe
In terms of readability and eye comfort, which of the following devices is best-suited for reading basic e-books with black text: a dedicated e-reader like a Kindle Keyboard, or a backlit tablet like an iPad 3, Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire?
posted by iamisaid to Technology (27 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I currently own a Kindle Keyboard and am pretty happy with it for reading books due to it's e-ink display and long battery life. However, I am in the market for a tablet, and I'd like to have one device for reading and tableting. The options I've narrowed it down to are: iPad 2, iPad 3, and Google Nexus 7, all of which run the Kindle app. Compared to my Kindle Keyboard, how likely am I to be happy with the e-reading experience on these devices?
Sub-question: I sometimes read in bed at night before going to sleep. I have heard that staring at a backlit LED/LCD screen before going to sleep can "wake up" the brain and make it harder to fall asleep. Is this a valid argument in favor of an e-ink device like the Kindle Keyboard over a backlit tablet?