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Getting a pure and dedicated e-book reader or a diversified tablet? You have lots of choices than ever before. When you contemplate Kindle, Nook, Kobo or iPad, your mind may get confused. Should you buy a cheap e-reader or a more expensive, but versatile color tablet PC? Don’t worry; in this article, I will give you some hints and help you to make a wise choice.

Do You Want More Than Reading?

There is no doubt that Apple’s iPad is one of the big innovations in a decade. As of March 25, Apple launched iPad 2 and made a huge impact in all over the world. If you don’t just want to read books, iPad is better choice for you because it offers much more than digital reading such as browsing the Web, playing games, sending an e-mail and so forth… When you download the Apple iBooks Application, you can also read magazines and newspapers as well. Thanks to iPad, it will be much easier to connect internet and get news about like Libyan war from the papers or magazine. One of the differences between tablet and e-reader is that Apple iPad 2 has a colourful screen tablet whereas Amazon’s Kindle and Kobo are black and white.

E-readers like Kindle, Nook and Kobo have more affordable prices (around $200) than iPad (around $500). The Kindle also supports audio books and MP3 playback. Despite the fact that the new trend is touch screen, Kindle doesn’t use this technology. By all means, Kindle’s screen is not LCD, but it is easy to read a book. Although it doesn’t have a colourful screen, the producers made Lighted Leather Case for the audiences who prefer to read at night.

Just Touch and Read

With Kobo, reading an e-book couldn’t be easier before. Indigo offers a discount to their customers every time when they buy e-book from kobobooks website. They launched the Touch Edition of Kobo as of May for $129. Besides Kobo hardware readers, Kobo books can be accessed on iPads and iPhones too. You can download a rich content of more than one million e-books, some of them being free. They look great on the iPad and incredibly fast.

As of November 2010, American book retailer Barnes & Noble released Nook Color priced at $249. The new e-reader has a bright, 7-inch LCD screen with 16 million colors. Device has a color touch screen with left and right page turners. However, there is a drawback: The battery life is too short for a dedicated e-book reader. With a time range of up to 8 hours, it falls behind the competitors.

Ever since the e-book reader boom began, people are engaged in buying one of these devices. Our current buying recommendation can depend on your budget, how large and weight of a screen you’re looking for.


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