Originally Posted by Serpentine
The people that I know who have tablets and read, all have readers.
Ditto. I cannot imagine many avid readers using a tablet as their primary reader. As far as books go, I only use mine to view color pictures occasionally. Most often it is used for games or internet surfing.
Even if I was comfortable reading on my tablet, the battery would run out too quickly considering the amount of reading I do.
As far as the earlier statement that ebooks don't make good gifts (forgot to quote it,) that is certainly a matter of opinion. I think they make fantastic gifts and it's something I love to receive. Other than some elderly people, most folks these days understand and appreciate virtual goods.