02-23-2012 01:00 PM
02-23-2012 06:52 PM - edited 02-23-2012 09:34 PM
There's a lot of choices available. So I can understand the confusion....
- dedicated readers are cheaper and easier on the eyes with the high resolution monochrome screens. The smaller screen size makes it fit in a pocket like a novel.
- tablets can do more things, in addition to reading. However the color screens are harder on eyes for long hours of reading. Then again, many of us spend long hours in front of a laptop screen and how many complain?
Go to the Future Shop and have a look at the eReaders. Note color eReaders have the same problem as the Playbooks and iPads as they have a backlight.
02-24-2012 11:24 AM
I have also heard that reading on tablets is hard on the eyes; however, in my experience with my iPad 1, I find reading to be fine. Many apps have different reading settings where you can adjust brightness settings and I have never had an issue reading for several hours at a time on my iPad. The only issue is how heavy it gets, but the PlayBook is smaller and lighter than the iPad 1, so you should be fine!
The benefit to the PlayBook is that you will have more flexibility than with an e-reader and it's at about the same price!
Thanks - hope this helps!
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