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If you principally need to read books, then you could most certainly do that with the aid of a tablet - but you would most likely find a dedicated e-reader would be a far better choice for your needs. Depending upon just which e-reader you decide on, you may well also manage to send e-mails and do some web browsing, but it will be very basic. If you need to get online, take in videos, play some games and make use of social networking internet sites, then a tablet might well be a better choice for your needs. You can read e-books on a tablet computer, but you might just find the experience significantly less pleasurable than using a dedicated reader in the event that you do it for more than thirty minutes at one time.

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Tablets, on the other hand, have wonderful, touchscreen control, color display screens. As such, they are ideal for web browsing, social networking, playing games, video playback etc. Tablets basically let you engage in all the things that you would customarily do on either a laptop or a desktop computer in other words.

In addition to the improved display, tablets almost always feature cameras, and oftentimes they have two, one on the front and one rear facing. In combination with the color display screen, that makes them excellent for use on social networking sites. They are substantially more powerful than e-readers - and this is generally reflected in the price tag.

In summary, e-readers are highly specialized instruments and tablet computers are far more adaptable. Readers do one thing-- and they do it very well - they allow you to read books. The reading experience is brilliant. It genuinely resembles reading text printed on paper, you will never notice any difference following even a brief period of use. One point that's well worth pointing out concerning a couple of the most modern "lighted" readers - these are not lit from behind the screen like computers are. The precise technology differs depending on just which model you go for, but the light from devices such as the Amazon Voyage and the Aura Glo from Kobo is directed onto the display - in contrast to a computer display which is back-lit. That's very much better for your eyes and will provide you with a significantly enhanced reading experience.

When it comes to travel, I think it's amazing to have the ability to tote tons of novels along with me any place I travel. The truly awesome thing is that all of those books are stashed away on a gadget which is quite a bit smaller than the typical paperback novel. I tend to travel a lot, and longer excursions used to see me cramming a minimum of a number of beefy paperbacks in my briefcase. Thankfully that's a distant memory today. My luggage is considerably lighter and there's quite a bit of extra space for additional items these days.

And of course, it certainly is not a totally "one-or-the-other" event. Both e-readers and tablet computers have decreased in cost a lot over the last few years. Both products are modestly sized, compact and weigh very little.

You might quite easily treat yourself to both devices if you like. They won't tax your budget plan too much, depending upon the make and model you opt for of course, and they will not weigh you down too much either. Having both is a very definite possibility-- and one which many people opt for. That way, you could have the best of both worlds and have the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you want.

My original encounter with electronic readers took the form of the first edition Amazon Kindle, which first debuted back in November. 2007. E-readers have been enhanced a lot since then, but even at that time, the e-ink displays provided a terrific reading experience.

They were, and still are, a much superior way to read than using a back-lit LCD monitor. E-ink displays are, in my opinion at least, as close to scanning text printed on paper as to make no difference. E-ink display screens also use a very small amount of battery power. They can last for weeks between battery charges, so there's absolutely no danger of running out of power and being left with nothing to read.

Electronic books are also better for the environment. They use no paper, ink or any other chemicals used in the normal printing process obviously, but the fact that they may be delivered wirelessly, as mentioned previously, is another massive benefit. The rail and road shipping of actual books is a notable element in the make up of the carbon footprint of books.

And, if you hop in your car, drive to the book seller and then drive home again with one or two books, the carbon footprint of those books will have significantly increased. A large number of studies have demonstrated that e-books and e-readers are much better from an environmental perspective -- assuming you get through a fair number of books that is. The exact number varies from one study to another, but if you get through more than thirty books before you replace your reader, you may be pretty confident that you are having less impact on the environment than would be the case if you were were reading "real" books.

One other big advantage of e-ink displays is the fact that you only utilize power when it is changing the display - when you're "turning a page " if you prefer. The result of this is that e-readers have a very long battery life one which is measured in weeks instead of hours. You can get on a long haul flight without any fear of running out of juice just when you get to an exciting part in your best selling novel.

You could even take off on a brief vacation or business jaunt and leave your charging cable behind. That collection of assorted cables and chargers quickly mounts up as I'm sure you know.

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