There was a time when eReaders and tablets were very distinct places in the market of electronic devices. The eReaders slid and exhibit books, while tablets assumed the task more complicated to run interactive applications, such as video playback and Internet access.
Well, this is no longer the case. The eReaders are beginning to invade the territory tablet with touch screens and Internet browsing capabilities, while the tablets are seeking to overcome eReaders on way to display books.
Even so, there are still many differences in the functionality of eReaders and tablets, and a number of differences between the different types of models in each category. The best way to approach the decision is figuring out what you want to do with each of them.
Let’s start with the most basic functionality of both. You might wonder why someone chooses an eReader, when they could have a tablet. One of the reasons is the price: tablets can cost up to $ 500 more than the most basic eReader. But the display form of the books and more makes the difference to be better understood.
The eReaders use something called E Ink, which looks like a real text on paper and avoids issues such as glare and interference of light from the Sun Tablets, on the other hand, can be hard on the eyes after long periods. ereaders are therefore perfect for displaying books and periodicals which will be read in a linear fashion, and its internal access to bookstores online makes it easy to download thousands of titles.
Publications such as magazines are a different matter. Newspapers and magazines are generally not designed to be read linearly on the Web. Thus, an eReader with your lazy loading and lack of touch screen can make browsing a chore. Tablets, on the other hand, facilitate the work of the newspapers and magazines through interactive applications or websites optimized, and can display color images and video.
There are also some new eReaders with color and touch screens that may be better suited for newspapers and magazines. So, if that’s really all you want to do, a new-generation eReader can be good for you.
Sharing Documents and Videos
If you are in a meeting, you may want to share text, images or video with colleagues, something that is easier for a small device in a bulky laptop. Neither the eReaders or tablets are really designed for users to upload their own files, although it can be done. ereaders can withstand some text files, such as pdf, and some give you the option to convert the text to their own proprietary formats. More sophisticated models can view and edit Microsoft ® Office files, although production of documents and/or media not be a purpose very popular for tablets, and eReaders.
Tablets give you many more options for multimedia as well. They can upload and run video and audio, and, of course, become ideal for editing and sharing videos. Some new eReaders are just starting to be able to play video, although they still are more limited in how it can be used than the tablets.
Web Browsing and Applications
eReaders are just beginning to include mobile operating systems like Android, and complete these models usually come with touchscreens and Web browsers. So, if you want to access basic information on the Web, as well as download of books and publications, a next-generation eReader may be for you.
Tablets, on the other hand, are more adept at display and navigate mobile Web pages, using pinch technology to maximize, minimize and move Web pages around the screen.
Where tablets really come into a great point differential is the ability to run applications. As applications for mobile phones, apps for tablets are independent pieces of software and will do anything, since the editing of a film or a piece of music to create and show presentations. Development of Apps is usually done for different mobile operating systems, so that the different models of tablet will have different numbers of applications available here.
Most eReaders come with a built-in email program, but you will often be forced to make a new email address for the email system of the supplier, instead of being able to carry your own. Email on eReaders are also notoriously heavy, especially the versions that use buttons instead of a touch screen.
Tablets, on the other hand, often offer service-based email applications such as Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo and AOL, so you will be able to port your existing email address to your tablet. You will have to deal with the usual limitations of a mobile device, like having to type on a virtual screen, for example. But tablets offer a viable way to access email on the move.
We’re going to build something very important here: tablets, and eReaders are electronic devices made primarily for media consumption. Thinking about it, can help you better your decision. If you like to read books, the eReader can be a great company, mainly on the battery that lasts weeks. Already the tablet could be the companion to games, movies, and web browsing. Whatever your decision, you can still have a smartphone and/or laptop to complement your purchase.
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