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#1 jcta79

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:31 PM

Hello everyone,

      I used to be an avid reader but stopped. Now I want to get back into it but was thinking of going digital. I want an Ebook Reader but also am thinking of getting a tablet also. I did some searching but wanted some opinions on getting a good and fair priced ebook reader or tablet that can act as an ebook reader.  thanks



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:03 PM

The link will take you to the one we like best, we have it and the "paperwhite" but we do not like the touch screen on the "paperwhite".

The  $69.00 Kindle is the one we like, it is not a touch screen, and Amazon has a huge selection of E-Books.http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007HCCNJU/ref=sa_menu_kdptq



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:27 AM

I too would suggest a kindle. I have the normal non-touch version and am very happy with it. Amazon has heaps of free (or very cheap) books and there are various sites that offer free books. 

 

I have tried the kindle app on tablet as well, but I wouldn't recommend it, its just not the same. When I want to read I don't want a device thats heavier/larger than my ebookreader. Additionally the image is optimized for reading text specifically, which a tablet screen isn't necessarily.

 

I will add though that i never tried out another ebook reader. :)


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:58 PM

Everyone thank you for the reply and I will look into it, but I would like an all-n-one tablet/ebook reader if there is such a thing. Or do I have to root the tablet to make it an ebook reader



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:13 PM

No, most tablets support aps for ebook reading. You can compare that with using an ebook viewer on your PC of laptop. However dedicated ebook readers are designed to be held and used to read. Tablets are designed to be more multifunctional, leading to different screen quality (better optimized for video performance, which not necessarily makes reading easier).

Amazon has its kindle fire, which is a tablet as well. I haven't used it, but it is pretty much limited to the Amazon appstore I believe, for which reason I'd consider buying something else.

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