You may have come to this article to find the answer to that question, well i'm going to try and give you the answer to that question. What you need to decide, is what you want the ebook reader to do, do you just want it for reading? or do you want it for more than just a reading device?
Well for you to decide this, you need to know what different features, different devices offer, this will help you decide which one is right for you.
So below I have put the different features that the different devices offer in terms of features and content which is offered.
The latest e-ink technology, for better contrast You can use it in bright sunlight and there will be no glare Crisp dark fonts for easy reading Small body design with a 6" screen for reading A single charge of the device can last for up to a month It can store up to 3,500 books Includes built in wi-fi allowing you to download books in less than 60 seconds PDF reader built in Browse the web over wi-fi You can lend books to friends with this device The Kindle also includes a read to me feature which will read your books out loud to you It is simple to use and does not require a computer to use it All your books can be backed up to the the kindle store The Kindle cannot play games and does not include apps The kindle 3 is purely a reading only device
9.7 inch display LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-touch technology 16GB, 32GB, 64GB storage available Built in wi-fi and bluetooth 10 hour battery life Ability to play games, using tilt and touch screen technology Ability to surf the internet, via wi-fi and 3g networks Can be used as an e-reader You can watch movies on the IPad Can access the iBooks store which is like the Kindle store for Kindle Includes the app store, millions of available applications available Good for many things, but is inferior to the kindle for reading
Are you still thinking, what is the best ebook reader to buy, after discovering the features of those devices? It is always going to come down to what you want in a device. Do you want the Kindle for reading purposes only and the great transportations which it offers travellers? Or are you looking at a kind of device which you can read books on, but also is a device which mimics a laptop? What is the best ebook reader to buy is now a question, which should be answered, because once you know what you want, you won't have any doubt in your mind.
Before you make up your mind however, I would like to point out the cons of these two devices:
You can't use the kindle to do anything other than read books, and surf the interenet limitedly You can't use the kindle in the night, because the screen is not backlit You won't be able to use the kindle to watch video It is not a colour screen, it is black and white only
The battery life is no match for the kindle The screen is glossy and gives off a bright glare in sunlight which isn't ideal You cannot view flash content on the IPad You cannot multitask on the IPad like you can on a laptop or computer The IPad is not a replacement to a laptop by no means You cannot print from the IPad
Are you still asking yourself, what is the best ebook reader to buy? Well it's an obvious answer, there is not competition between the Kindle and the IPad between each other. If you want to do loads of things on a device then the IPad is for you, if you are looking for a device for reading in particular, then the Kindle is the best device for you.
I hope that this article will have given you some insight into both of these devices and there pros and cons, also I hope it will have helped you to make a decision.