Common questions we are asked all the time:
- What is the difference between the Kindle Paperwhite and the Fire Tablet 7"?
- Should I buy the Kindle Oasis or the Fire HD 8?
These devices are not in the same category. In this article, we will try to explain briefly the differences between E-Readers and Tablets.
There are variations of this technology but devices using it generally share the following characteristics:
- grayscale display
- single purpose device: read books
- no audio (E-Readers don't have speakers)
- low power consumption
- no glare
- easy on the eyes
E-Readers do one thing (and they do it very well): they allow you to read content
- full colour display
- multi-purpose device: read books, listen to audiobooks, browse the web, watch videos, install apps, check emails, etc.
- high quality audio
Should I buy an E-Reader or a Tablet?
We recommend E-readers if:
- You are easily distracted while reading
- You like to read outdoors
- Your eyes get tired of reading in a computer screen
We recommend Tablets if:
- You enjoy multi-tasking
- You like being able to listen to the audiobook version of the book you are reading, or use the text-to-speech function (Tablets have audio, unlike e-readers)
- You like to browse the internet while reading
- You read content that has colour pictures and charts
- You like to take notes and highlight content (typing is much faster in a Tablet)