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Windows 7: Reading Books on Tablets

29 Jan 2013   #1
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
Reading Books on Tablets

I know reading is old tech but I' be interested in people's views on this. Is it an enjoyable experience, do you get eyestrain etc.
(I'm not talking about the 10 big ones)
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29 Jan 2013   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It depends on the tablet and the person reading it. I've seen more complaints of eyestrain on backlit screens than on e-ink screens.

The biggest downside to using tablets to read books, however, is the considerably lower battery life tablets have compared to e-book readers that use e-ink displays.
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30 Jan 2013   #3
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

I read novels almost everyday on my mobile's 2.5 inch screen (travel almost 4 hrs daily to/from work) and I haven't felt any eye strain till now and books sure are enjoyable
As said, I guess it depends on the person doing the reading.
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30 Jan 2013   #4
Imperfect1

 
 

And I'm just the opposite. I prefer the largest screen possible. I have a laptop and a Kindle, and much prefer reading ebooks on my laptop because I can get between 1.5 to 2 times more words on the laptop screen than the Kindle screen.

Lady Fitzgerald is right about the battery issue though. Reading on my laptop is great when it's plugged in, but on battery, I only get an average of 2.5 - 3 hours on my HP with a 12 cell battery.
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30 Jan 2013   #5
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

i have the kindle, black/white and the nook tablet 7" HD, and the Ipad2
I prefer reading on the kindle because the light is softer on the eyes and you can read better when you are outside
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