eReader Devices

This section is intended as a guide about various popular devices used for eBooks and eReading.

Click for PDF of comparison chart of some popular eReading devices.

Types of devices used for reading eBooks-

Tablets:

  • Ability to download apps to read eBooks
  • Lightweight
  • Mobile
  • Come in range of screen sizes.
  • Multitude of functions outside of eReading.

eReaders:

  • Primary purpose is for reading eBooks.
  • Typically the battery is designed for long periods of reading.
  • Mobile
  • Some have secondary functions like web browsing and installation of various apps.

Desktop and Laptop computers (PC and Mac):

  • Ability to download software and apps to read eBooks.
  • Large screen size.
  • Lack mobility.

Smartphones:

  • Ability to download apps to read eBooks.
  • Extremely mobile.
  • Small screen size.

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