Q&A: What is the best eReader for college textbooks?

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I am seeking to get an eReader for my higher education textbooks. Generally because the hard copies are costly and just a pain to carry about all the time. I am debating between the Kindle 3 and the Nook. Any tips or feelings would be fantastic?

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I will not truly assume both is inexpensive appropriate now. I’m in higher education proper now and a Great deal of my school textbooks are not genuinely accessible on e-readers. In addition, if you happen to be heading to a study-intense college (ie. Ohio State College, any College of California schools, and many others.), the department of that program could write the textbook their selves (in these situations, you legit HAVE TO go to the university’s ebook retailer).

You’re much better off currently being like the relaxation of us: sucking it up and getting the tough copies.

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2 thoughts on “Q&A: What is the best eReader for college textbooks?

  1. My daughter is starting college in the fall and I am thinking about getting her an I-Pad. The I-Pad can use both the Kindle and Nook books. The second choice would be the Kindle.

    I think it is a great idea to have an e-reader.

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  2. Hi, Dexter Horst, Nook (or better Nook Color) would be the best for you.
    Kindle 3 is lighter and has a better screen and battery than Kindle 2. It’s not a touchscreen, it’s still e-Ink black & white screen. You should understand the limitations of e-Ink eReaders – they are limited to be black & white for now they “blink” at each ebook’s page turn, they’re not too good for web browsing, they need external light source for reading when dark, and they cannot handle videos.
    There’s also similar Nook eReader devices available from Barnes & Noble that have a lot of advantages over Kindles such as:
    1. Nook allows to lend books for 2 weeks to friends or to your other devices that run B&N app (PC, MAC, Android phones, Apple iPhone and iPad, etc.) Barnes & Noble allows (when you walk in with the Nook to B&N store) to read any available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi. With Nook, while in BN store you get exclusive articles from top authors, and great offers including cafe treats and unique deals.
    2. Nook (unlike Kindle) can be used for library ebooks.
    3. Nook (unlike Kindle) can be used for renting text-ebooks.
    There’s over a million of free public ebooks as well as over a million of ebooks that you need to pay for available through Barnes & Noble eBook store. Prices are generally much lower than for physical books.
    If you’re willing to spend a bit more, you could get Nook Color from Barnes & Noble which is a hybrid Android device, much more than just an e-Reader but not a full tablet as it doesn’t have a camera (but iPad also doesn’t have one.) Even though Nook Color has LCD touchscreen, it’s a new generation screen which is anti-glare coated and is better performing in sunlight and produces less glare all of which are dooming reading on iPad. Also, the screen is amazing and readable/viewable at wide angles.
    Nook Color has several apps that already come with the device (Pandora Internet radio, QuickOffice, etc.) Also, Barnes & Noble recently released Nook SDK and Nook Developer platform that will allow most of the existing 100,000 Android apps be ported to it. You can use the Social Settings screen to link your NOOKcolor to your Facebook account and your Twitter account. You can also import all your contacts from your Google Gmail account. Once you have linked to Facebook and Twitter and set up email contacts, you can lend and borrow books, recommend books, and share favorite quotes with your friends.
    If all you want is to read novels, Kindle (or the original e-Ink Nook) might be better for you. If you want something more from your device (color graphs and charts of college text books, childrens books, photos and videos, web sites in full color) at half of the price of iPad or Galaxy tab, then Nook Color is your best bet.

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