Which E Reader Should You Buy? Kindle, Nook or iPad?

Looking for an ideal e-book reader? With more than ever choices of e-readers, selecting a most suitable one is a daunting task. When we talk of “e-book readers,” we are referring to four classes of products; black and white e-ink readers, full size color tablets like the iPads, 7-inch color LCD media tablets and midsize color LCD tablets ranging from 7.9 to 9 inches. While buying an e reader you should keep key variables like, weight, size, screen type and access of application in mind. Among some of the most famous e readers, Kindle, Nook and iPad are on top of the list. By focusing on their key features, we would help you decide which e reader is most appropriate for you.

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Weight and Size

If you are the bookworm of your family and never leave home without a book or an e reader in your hand then size of your device is an aspect which matters a lot. Touchscreen models of e readers weigh a bit more than other models, however they are easier to use. If you are not much fan of touchscreen then entry-level 2012 Kindle is the best option for you. But if you are looking for a device which have ease of touchscreen then 7.5 ounces heavy Nook Simple Touch and the Kindle Paperwhite can be considered as a decent option.

Having color screens and long battery life, 7 inch tablets are heavier than their e-ink counterparts but most surprisingly, the iPad Mini even with a larger 7.9-inch screen, tips the scales at just 11 ounces. Don’t forget that almost every e book reader allows you to adjust font size according to your requirement, so a device with a small screen can also serve you the best.

Scree Preference: E-ink or color LCD

Some of the most dedicated e book readers have e ink screen, they give you an experience which is as close as reading a printed paper, and also allow you to read under direct sunlight. Along with all these benefits these screens have some drawbacks of their own. E ink screens are not self-illuminating, but Kindle Paperwhite uses side-lighting technology to illuminate the e-ink screen, enabling reader to read in dark environments.

If you want to have an amazing experience of reading text on a backlit screen, iPad 2 With its 2,048×1,536-pixel Retina Display is a great option for you. But if you are only interested in reading, without taking notes, tweeting, or other text input, the ultra-cheap, superlight Kindle may be all you need.

Apps and Hardware

If you want to access your reading collection on multiple devices then storing it in the Cloud is the best thing to do, however some e-book vendors offer a better cross-platform support than others. This is the point where Apple lags behind, Apple book store can only be accessed from Apple devices, whereas, if you own a Kindle device then you can access your Kindle Books on many other devices as well. You can access it from iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Windows devices and Black Berry phones. Moving towards Nook we notice that it also offers its readers easy accessibility. Its books can also be accessed from almost every Apple, Android and Windows device, along with Black Berry smartphones.

Apple’s Upcoming iPad Pro

Planning to buy a new tablet? Don’t buy it now as Apple iPad pro is just on its way. A little wait and patience will always help you in buying a perfect device. Apple iPad Pro has been in discussions and conversations of Apple lovers for some time now, but still no one knows its actual launch date. However it is expected in first quarter of 2015. You might be thinking with Apple’s thinner, lighter iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and Retina display equipped iPad mini 3 out in the open, what’s left for Apple to do? Well rumors has it that Apple is working on even larger iPad featuring most advanced technology and features.

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iPad Pro

iPad Pro is the next big name of the production line. A bigger iPad that is intended to be more of a productivity machine than a consumption device, and a competition to Windows devices that offer productivity and portability. We can say iPad Pro is a game changer, it is the blend of MacBook and iPad series. In essence it is a larger iPad focusing on productivity, showcasing the best technology Apple can offer. Apple iPad Pro’s key feature is its size which is expected to be around 12.5 inches, bringing it into the line of MacBook Air. We can never expect something bulky and unattractive from Apple as it always go for slimness and lightness in its products. Similar to other Apple devices, iPad Pro has a light and sleek profile, it is expected to be 7-9mm thick and around 600gms heavy. This slim device will pack 128GB storage, quad core processor and at least 2GB RAM. New version of iPad is expected to have a detachable keyboard to square up against business friendly devices like Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. It is also expected that iPad Pro will have a set of speakers and microphones on the top and bottom edges, which could function in a similar way as the iPad 2 handles stereo sound. Reports also points out that there is a possibility that it will feature iSight camera, Touch ID sensor and Lightning connector. Apple iPad Pro is also expected to have additional connectivity ports, including a full USB connector. If this rumor is true it’s very shocking as wireless connectivity is the future, and Apple hates to compromise on its control of your user experience.

Having talked enough of its features now let’s come to its operating system and software support. Apple iPad Pro will run iOS 8 as it is the latest version and we don’t expect iOS 9 before iPad Pro’s launch. Engineered for more productivity it has the ability to run full featured versions of Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, and Photoshop. Final price of this full featured productive iPad Pro is still veiled but most expensive one is expected to be around £950 and around £650 at its cheapest. So start saving now as you won’t skip to own this amazing version of iPad.