My iPad review

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BacklitFirefly, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. BacklitFirefly macrumors 6502

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    "This screen, these colors, the light, all put Kindle to saddest shame. For so little less than the cost of an iPad (which can be used for so much more) there can be little in the way of sane reasoning left that would permit a rational being to purchase a Kindle, ever again."

    - E-Ink screen. Better on your eyes.

    - Kindle/Nook lighter in your hand.

    - iPad screen incredibly reflective in direct sunlight. Kindle/Nook a non-issue.

    - Roughly half the price ($269 vs. $500).

    Enjoy your iPad, but come on.
     
  3. BacklitFirefly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, it is only my opinion. :). I do enjoy reading on iPad more than on Kindle. I haven't ever seen a Nook. Thanks for the feedback, from someone who prefers Kindle's E - ink.
     
  4. iAmLegend macrumors regular

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    I loved Colbert's take on the Kindle Vs. iPad:

    "The Kindle has black AND shades of grey?" lol
     
  5. BacklitFirefly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I loved that too.
     
  6. Bytor65 macrumors 6502a

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    Unproven e-ink marketing copy.

    E-ink is better in sunlight and has longer battery life. That is the only advantage and it has a stack of disadvantages that exceed it's meager advantages.
     
  7. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    The Kindle DX would be a much closer association to the iPad than the Kindle 2. The DX is $489.
     
  8. blairh macrumors 68030

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
     
  9. BacklitFirefly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't do the direct sunlight thing. I much prefer being able to read in the dark.
     
  10. blairh macrumors 68030

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    Reading a lit screen in the dark is terrible for your eyes. I tried reading from an iPad this afternoon indoors at my local Apple store and found the glare of the indoor lights to be incredibly annoying. E-ink for me all the way. If it works for you, kudos.
     
  11. BacklitFirefly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It isn't terrible for my eyes. I've been reading computer screens in dimly lit/dark rooms since the mid 1980s, and my eyesight is no worse than it ever was.

    Seriously though, I can't remember a single time I willingly sat in the sun to read anything. I do remember running for shade so that I could see anything but sunspots before my eyes.
     
  12. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Yeah, no kidding. I have an iPad and a Kindle 2, and wouldn't read books on the iPad if you paid me. Reading e-ink is in a different league.
     
  13. blairh macrumors 68030

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    Can't imagine reading off an illuminated screen in the dark is good for your eyes.

    You've never sat in the sun to read? One of life's great pleasures. To each his own.
     

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