Kindle, Nook Color, I Pad, Android Tablet???

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Kindle, Nook Color, I Pad, Android Tablet???

Bignuf Bignuf
For BOOK READING, Magazines and perhaps some LIGHT email checking, which device do YOU think is best, and which would YOU avoid, if you have experience with these???

Thanks for any advice.
09/09/2011
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
For BOOK READING, Magazines and perhaps some LIGHT email checking, which device do YOU think is best, and which would YOU avoid, if you have experience with these???

Thanks for any advice.
I just bought the Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 Android Tablet and LOVE it! It was a toss up between this and the iPad, but this has more features and just suits me better.
Plus is has a cool keyboard you can buy separate or as one that clips onto the Tablet turning it into a notebook and giving an extra 6.5hrs battery life. Pretty cool.

Another great feature is that it's cheaper than the iPad.
09/09/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
I think if you are looking at a full-featured tablet, then the iPad is without a doubt the way to go, for various reasons.

If you're interested only in the eReader capabilities of the product, then I'd go with the Kindle instead of the Nook. I've used both and greatly prefer the Kindle. The entire reading experience was much better for me on the Kindle.
09/09/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
IPad for me! The only thing I hate about the iPad is that you can watch flash videos, which is annoying as so many videos require a flash player.
09/10/2011
Silverdrop Silverdrop
First, decide between tablet and e-reader. E-readers do books, and they do them very well. If you mostly want to read, get an e-reader. If you want other things, get a tablet.

As for Kindle vs Nook - there are some good comparison videos on Youtube. The new Nook touch is very similar to the Kindle. My mom has the Nook and she loves tapping a word to have a definition pop up. Nook is also better for anyone with impaired eyesight, as the user interface is easier to read. It also allows book lending from libraries and other Nook users. It has an SD card slot to expand the memory. It has no audio capability.

I have the Kindle, and it's really great too. It has the advantage of 3G connectivity (if you pay for that feature - and I recommend everyone who buys a Kindle to do that) which means you're (almost) always able to log on and have limited web access or download books. It also has the ability to play audiobooks or even to use a computer voice to read your books aloud to you.

Honestly, the two are similar enough that you won't really go wrong with either. There are a few differences which might sway you one way or the other, but they're both good devices. As long as what you mostly want to do is read.
09/10/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
For me it was a debate between iPad and HP Touchpad. Since the Touchpads could do pretty much everything the iPads can, as well as play flash, I settled on that one. Getting it at half the initial price since it was being discontinued was a nice benefit as well. I only had one issue that was easily taken care of with their live chat support. Pretty good for a "dead" platform

On your note of book reading, it having a Kindle app was a huge plus for me. I had been debating buying a Kindle anyway, and this let me have my Kindle, and full internet browsing, and games, and a whole bunch of other stuff.
09/10/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Illumin8
I think if you are looking at a full-featured tablet, then the iPad is without a doubt the way to go, for various reasons.

If you're interested only in the eReader capabilities of the product, then I'd go with the Kindle instead of the ...
You say iPad "without a doubt", but I am now really impressed with an eee Pad Transformer from Asus. It is Android. Any feelings on that one?
09/10/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
Kindle isn't really meant for online real online use other than buying books. if you were looking for something to solely read books, kindle would be the best b/c it doesn't have that bright screen like a tablet. it's like reading a real page, so u don't get a headache. i love my kindle!
09/10/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Ipad. I love my ipad. I won it in a sweepstakes but if I had known how much wed use it I wouldve bought one way earlier. I read and have the option of using several different readers like kindle, or nook and just smaller brand readers on it. I like that I can adjust the lighting with just a swipe of my finger. And I use it to do almost everything. Im not a mac person, but I love my ipad.
09/10/2011
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