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Old 05-04-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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Why have you not chosen to use a tablet for reading?

I'll start the discussion by saying that the primary reason that I chose not to use a tablet is the battery life. I can be out and about for some very long times with my ereader.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:57 AM   #2
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battery life, too heavy, can't read out of doors or in strong light.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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I haven't not chosen to use a tablet for reading.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:15 AM   #4
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Reasons 1, 2 and 3 are weight. 4 is battery life, and equal 5th LCD/eyestrain issues and reading in sunlight.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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It doesn't feel like a book at all.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:25 AM   #6
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battery life, too heavy, can't read out of doors or in strong light.
+1 to all of this
Having said that, I do read on a tablet now and then, but not long sessions and usually not book with just text in them.

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:26 AM   #7
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I look at a computer screen all day for my work. I don't want to look at a computer screen for my leisure reading. There are other reasons, but that's #1.

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:52 AM   #8
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The tablet screen hurts my eyes for long-form text reading. I use my tablet for magazines, comics and graphic-heavy material, but I only read those for short periods.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:59 AM   #9
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Because my eyes hurt and tear up when I try to read on a tablet. I just cannot read on anything that is backlit. Reading fiction that is, which is different from browsing and such or playing games.

So yeah, I must have an ereader to read. Literally.
Battery life, reading outdoors etc is all secondary. If I can't read the words, then none of that would matter anyway.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #10
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I don't like reading novels on anything self-illuminated. Also can't be too close to distractions. I use my ipad mini as a web portal and nothing else.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:13 AM   #11
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Because my eyes hurt and tear up when I try to read on a tablet.
Exactly this.

and because this happens ...

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Old 05-04-2013, 10:56 AM   #12
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:13 AM   #13
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I only read on my tablet at the gym while on the treadmill. That way I don't have to hold it, I'm there for for 60minutes, and I have a large enough screen to increase the font enough.

Other than that, I like my e-ink.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:23 AM   #14
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No particular reason. I just use my tablet for other things.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:33 AM   #15
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Jetbook Color is distracting because you keep looking at the screen waiting for real colors instead of washed out colors.
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