Why Do E-Readers Exist in the World of Tablets?

Why Do E-Readers Exist in the World of Tablets?: Kindle Oasis
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Are you an avid reader who is frustrated with carrying loads of books? If yes, then your best bet lies in an E-Reader or a Tablet. E-Readers and Tablets are the two gadgets that look pretty similar but are worlds apart.

With changing times, even many traditionalists who love reading print on paper books are transitioning towards e-books. It’s always easier to carry all the reading material in a thin portable device than stacking a bunch of paperbacks.

Though E-Readers and Tablets look pretty familiar, they work on entirely different tech. Though the devices will help you read your favourite e-books, let’s find out why e-readers should be your gadget of choice.

Why Do E-Readers Exist in the World of Tablets?

1. Display

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When it comes to reading, e-readers are roughly the size of a paperback book but usually lighter. The display of e-readers is generally between 6 and 7 inches, sometimes 8 inches. The 300 PPI screens are also sharp enough for readers to enjoy their favourite books.

The easy-to-read, high-contrast E-Ink screens that mimic the look of a printed page are one of the features that make e-book readers so popular. The E-Ink prevents glare, and it also eliminates the daunting eye strain that comes with constantly staring at any other screen (LCD, OLED, etc.). 

The impact of a backlit screen on ocular health is a proven phenomenon.[1] Looking straight into the light’s source is harmful as it damages the eye, disrupts sleep patterns, causes headaches, and much more harm in the long run.

Also, the non-glare display screen makes e-readers better for reading in bright sunlight, a territory where backlit tablets lag.

2. Focus Only on Reading

Why Do E-Readers Exist in the World of Tablets?: Kindle Oasis

E-Readers are built solely for reading, so it offers fewer distractions to keep you from finishing a good book. If, like me, you promised yourself this year that you’d read more books but are constantly sidetracked by social media or the news, owning a dedicated e-reader can help you stay focused and avoid falling back into bad habits.

3. Battery Life

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E-Ink panels used in e-readers do not require battery power when the text is displayed. When you flip pages, electric charge rearranges the E-Ink capsules to show the text. It gives the reader a long battery life, ranging from 6000 to 8000-page rotations, depending on the reader. As you turn each page, electronic paper updates the screen, causing it to flicker for a fraction of a second.

4. Hardware

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Most e-readers are smaller and lighter than traditional tablets. They’re more comfortable for fatigued wrists, and they fit easily into your handbag or pocket. 

Some latest E-Readers are getting powerful enough to display enhanced content like pictures, animations, video clips, or interactive graphs or maps. If you enjoy reading e-books with enhanced content, you can now choose an E-Reader.

Water-resistance is also in select gadgets. If you enjoy reading in the bathtub, beside the pool, or while relaxing in a hot tub, water resistance will come in handy.

5. More Affordable

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E-Readers are generally far more budget friendly than the average tablet. The majority of E-Readers can be bought for $150. Of course, some e-readers are significantly more expensive, but they also come with a slew of other features.

If you’re seeking a portable device to read e-books, an e-reader is the ideal option. These devices are made for reading books for extended periods; they’re easy on the eyes, light, and often less expensive than a tablet.

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