Compare and Contrast Essay

Topics: Electronic paper, E-book, E Ink Pages: 5 (1383 words) Published: November 26, 2012
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Running head: Kindle vs. Nook
With affordable e-ink readers, mid-price color tablets like Kindle Fire and Nook are all going for your e-book dollars, what is the best choice for him or her? At first glance, the task seems daunting—there are more choices than ever before. The good news is that the list of worthwhile choices is actually fairly short. But the prices and features are better than ever, such as color versus black and white screen, backlight versus readability in the sun, touch screen versus none touch and 3G versus Wi-Fi.

When he or she says e-book readers, they are now really referring to two classes of product: black and white e-ink readers price range from $80 - $150, 7- inch color LCD media tablets going for $200 - $250.

Choosing among the two categories of readers is the dilemma facing any shopper today. He or She should start by asking themselves what they are really looking for. Do they want to read books, magazines, or newspapers? Do they want to browse the web? In other words, do they want to do more than just read? If he or she want to stick with just reading—books, newspapers and maybe some magazines (in black/white) then the Kindle Fire is for them. It comes closest to duplicating the experience of reading a book. The Nook color blazed which came on the market in 2010 has joined the Nook Tablet. It works as e-readers, but the7- inch color LCD tablets use the Android operating system to deliver a growing variety of media, productivity and entertainment apps. The best e-reader for he or she to buy will be the Amazon Kindle price starting at $79, the Kindle Touch $99-$189, and the Nook Touch $99. (Falcone, 2012) Even if he or she plans to never leave their home with their e-reader, they should consider the size before they purchase. Weight and size are critical issues since they hold the device in front of them whenever they read.

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Running head: Kindle vs. Nook
The smallest and largest dedicated e-book reader you can buy is the entry level Kindle. Unlike the step-up Kindle Touch model, the baseline Kindle does not include touch screen or audio features. However, the trade-off is that you get the lightest e-book reader that is on the market—just under six ounces.

Touch screen models all weigh more. The Kindle Touch weighs 7.5 to 7.8 ounces depending if he or she go with the Wi-Fi or 3G model. But even with cases, the 6-inch e-ink models are light enough to hold for extended reading sessions without you getting tired. With their color screen and beefier batteries, the 7-inch tablets are heavier than their e-ink counterparts. The Nook tablets weigh 14.1 ouches the Kindle Fire weigh 14.6 ounces, and the Nook color15.8 ounces. In other words, a smaller screen does not mean they need to sacrifice text readability. However, small screens often make magazines and PDFs look cramped even though, they are generally designed with large print size in mind. Beyond screen size, weight is often a bigger issue. He or she will be actively holding these readers or tablets, during long reading of 45 minutes or so, you will find that their arms and/or fingers being strained. Nonetheless, he or she should remember that if they add a case or a screen cover to their reader of choice, it is going to add some weight as well.

E-ink: is as close as he or she will get to a printed screen, dedicated to e-book readers such as Kindle and Nook use an e-ink screen. However, e-ink screens have some drawbacks, they are black and white, and the pages do not refresh as quickly as those on an LCD do. On the other hand, they do an excellent job on reproducing the look of printed paper. Also, you can read e-ink in direct sunlight, which is something he or she cannot do 3

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