What are your screen preferences of e-book reader?
Dedicated e-book readers such as Nook, Kindle, and Sony Reader use an e-ink screen. However, e-ink screens have some drawbacks: they’re black and white, and the pages don’t refresh as quickly as those on an LCD do. However, they do an excellent job of reproducing the look of printed paper. With few exceptions, they’re not backlit–so you can’t read in the dark–but you can read them in direct sunlight, which is something you can’t do on an LCD screen (a fact Amazon is keen to point out in its advertising).
If you prefer to read at night with e-ink, however, all is not lost; cases with built-in lights are available for the Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader models.
In contrast, the iPad’s LCD screen is a bright, colorful, beautiful display; the Nook Color has a smaller but still brilliant color LCD as well. Both are full touch screens (the e-ink Nook has a small LCD touch screen that’s used for navigation, but its larger e-ink display doesn’t respond to finger swipes). But those advantages have trade-offs. The iPad’s reflective screen makes it hard to read in bright light, and many people find that the backlight tires their eyes over long reading sessions.
So, which screen is better for reading: e-ink or LCD? We can’t answer that question for you. (See LCD vs. e-ink: The eyestrain debate.) If you don’t have a problem staring at your laptop or LCD monitor screen for hours on end–or if you enjoy reading in low light without an external light source–you’ll probably like the iPad’s screen. Likewise, if you enjoy reading Web sites, magazines, and newspapers, and if you want support for interactive children’s books, you’ll want to go with color.
However, if you prefer the look of newsprint or if you enjoy reading outside, an e-ink display is your friend.
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