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View Poll Results: Which do you preferr to read on a Tablet or Ereader
Tablet 35 17.95%
EReader 157 80.51%
Other (such as Desktop or a Laptop) 3 1.54%
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:55 AM   #16
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My answer is "whatever device the book is on."

I'm not a fan of the three-steps-to-ebook-process (download, convert, upload). I'd rather download directly from/to my ebook reader. I read Kindle books on a Kindle, Sony/Baen/etc books on a Sony (T1), and everything else either on my Sony (505) or one of my iOS devices (phone or tablet.) I'm pretty even across the board with what I use for my reading.

Therefore, I have no preference (and no option in the poll. I guess I'm not the poll target. )
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:46 AM   #17
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I used to be a tablet only reader until I noticed a few shortcommings (mainly the short battery life on tablets). Now Im a dedicated eink reader
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:14 PM   #18
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Ereader, because the tablet will die sooner and has glare. The ereader was specifically designed to overcome these downsides to a tablet, specifically for the purpose of reading, and it does that!
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #19
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I pick my kindle over both tablet and books for reading, it's just so convenient.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:09 PM   #20
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I prefer to read on my Kindle Keyboard.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:25 PM   #21
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Tablets have too much to distract you from your book
Depends on who the "you" is.

The long book I am now reading off and on is paper. So any device is a distraction from that

My Kindle Keyboard 3G has plenty to distract me, what with multiple news sources obtained via purchase from Amazon, Calibre news downloads, downloads from the like of longform.org, and text-based web sites. A tablet without cell-phone network internet might have fewer distractions away from book reading for me.

Advantages of eInk of course include battery life and price.

Man does not read by book alone.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:13 PM   #22
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I tend to prefer ereading on a tablet. Means one less device to lug around.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:14 AM   #23
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None of the above.

I let circumstances decide what I'll use. Bedtime = tablet, daytime = e-ink.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:09 AM   #24
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Definitely a tablet. Dedicated e-readers are much too helter-skelter about which format they support and how well. With a tablet, as many reader applications as necessary can be loaded, plus a tablet has many other uses as well. Now that most tablets can last somewhere around 8-10 hours between charges, the tablet is the winner for me. I can not imagine reading for that long in one day. I just put the tablet back on the charger every night.
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I'd go for the ereader, mostly for the eink, but this vid also makes a good argument against reading on tablets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdZAAT8n0kA
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I've found that if a book has me engrossed (on my tablet), I'm just as unlikely to stop reading it to check my email, browse the web, or fire up a game as I would be to put an ereader down, grab the TV/game remote and fire up a show/game. From my reading chair, distractions are always at my fingertips ... regardless of the device I'm reading on.

So I never really bought the distraction argument. Good books keep me engrossed; not so good books don't. *shrugs*

I commented anyway; sue me.
I find I'm more likely to toggle between book and apps when reading on my smartphone, which is essentially a shrunken tablet, than I am to toggle between my e-reader and laptop. YMMV.

For what it's worth, I only use the phone to read in the dark or where other conditions aren't great for the e-reader, so my preference is obvious.
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I would never read a book on a tablet, though I use it for magazines and newspapers. But for books, if my e-ink reader isn't available I would rather use my phone than a tablet. To paraphrase Bill Clinton: "It's the screen, stupid!". And now we even have front-lit screens, vastly improving the reading experience.
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I would never read a book on a tablet, though I use it for magazines and newspapers. But for books, if my e-ink reader isn't available I would rather use my phone than a tablet. To paraphrase Bill Clinton: "It's the screen, stupid!". And now we even have front-lit screens, vastly improving the reading experience.
Well, you try reading on this phone:



I prefer my tablet for reading if I cannot use my e-ink device :P
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I put ereader, but actually it's ereader for text novels, tablet for graphic novels and most magazines.
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Well, you try reading on this phone:



I prefer my tablet for reading if I cannot use my e-ink device :P
Well, I gave that one away in 2002, when I got my Palm Treo...
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