What Is The Best E-Reader

How do you read your e-books

OK so the question is.......

What Is The Best E-Reader!!


Well after doing a lot of research we have come to the conclusion that there is no 1 best e-book reader. Infact there is no 1 best way to read e-books.
 
Along with the vast range of dedicated eReaders, you also have the ability to download and read your ebooks on your computer, laptop, tablet, and even your mobile phone!!

With companies such as Amazon, Sony, Barnes & Noble, Pandigital and many more making both eReaders and Tablets, there is definitely alot to choose from.
 
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So what you really need to be asking yourself is.....

What is the best way for ME to read ebooks!!

Before you answer that, think about the following question........
 
Why do I want an e-reader? Why am I not just reading traditional books?
 
I can hear you saying “because I want to read electronic books of course”.
 
Actually it's not such a silly question, before you can decide which device your looking for you need to understand what you want it for.
 
Where do I want to read?
What size reading screen am I looking for?
What type of screen?
How portable is it?
How heavy is it?
What format are the ebooks I want to read?
Do I want to be able to buy flashy accessories?
How much do I want to pay?

So lets take a closer look at your options:

The Desk Top Computer
Chances are you have already got one so no cost involved.
Large screen, so minimizing eye strain.
You can read books in any format - There are a vast number of free programs you download can so that you can read your books at your computer. 
Kindle and Kobi have a free program that you can download so that you can read their books.
And you get to do all your other stuff to, read your emails, surf the net etc
 
The downside however is your restricted to reading at your desk, the colour screen may cause eyestrain and reflections and sunlight are sometime hard to avoid.
 
The Laptop
The laptop has all the benefits that the computer has, but without the restriction of having to sit at your desk. This means you have the ability to move and sit wherever you like. You can even take it out with you, to the office, the park or even to sit on the beach. 
 
The downside though is that it is still quite cumbersome. If your planning on leaving the house, in which case maybe we need to go smaller.
 
Mobile Phone – ok well maybe not that small!
It's going to be abit of a strain on the eyes unless you have really good eye sight and don't mind reading small. 

So what are we left with?

Tablets or Dedicated E-Readers
The tablet pc's and the dedicated e-readers are both ideal for reading e-books. Both are small enough to carry around , come in varying sizes, light weight, comparible in price, and lots to choose from.
 
“Then what does it matter which I choose?”
Well there are some important destinctions between Tablets and eReaders which you need to consider before deciding which to purchase. 
 
Firstly the e-Reader is specifically designed for reading e-books, magazines and other publications. As such the display is set to resemble a page of a book. The e-ink technology means pages are in grey scale instead of colour minimizing eye strain and allowing the reader to read comfortably for a longer period of time.
 
The tablet on the other hand has a much more varied purpose. With the ability to browse, use social networks, store documents, listen to music and watch multimedia. Tablets have a colour screen.

So.... e-Reader or Tablet?

Before you decide, you need to be very clear about your needs and preferences. If all you want to do is read a book whilst travelling or waiting for appointments, then the e-reader is possibly your best choice.
If however you want to use the internet for reading publications and magaines with colourful illustrations, then you should definitely opt for the tablet.