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How to Choose Between an iPad and an E-Reader | Which Is Best for Me? By Sergio Velasquez The iPad is one of the most versatile devices available today! Not only can you use it as a powerful tablet to write, game, edit videos, draw, and more, but thanks to Apple’s improvements in both software and hardware, the iPad is closer than ever to becoming a total laptop replacement. Likewise, the iPad’s display so good; watching movies and browsing the web is snappy and beautiful. The same goes for reading, but the iPad might not be the most comfortable device for that. Enter “e-readers,” iPad-like devices that are built to read digital books. They’re sleek, comfortable to use, and better for reading overall. However, they’re more expensive than you’d think. So between the iPad and an e-reader, which one should you get? Here’s what you need to consider. If you want to read, and nothing else, get an e-reader. There’s a reason why e-readers still exist. And if you’re looking for something that will help you read for long periods or stay focused, an e-reader is the clear choice. E-readers don’t have notifications, apps, or reminders that might distract you from reading. If you want to get yourself or your kids into the habit of reading, an e-reader is the way to go. Speaking of kids, these devices are tough enough for kids. Moreover, if you’re like me—far more careless than a kid—you’ll love how durable they can be. Some e-readers are even waterproof, so they’ll be able to survive spills or reading by the pool. Another great thing about e-readers is their battery. Since e-readers’ displays aren’t that demanding and don’t require much power, the battery life of any e-reader will last a long time, even if you use it daily, which is something the iPad can’t do. Last but not least, the display. Even though any e-reader’s display can’t compete against any iPad’s Retina display, e-readers’ screens are designed to help you read without eye strain. Further, recent studies show that Apple’s Night Shift might not help you sleep at all, so there’s really no benefit there. Overall, e-readers are generally more pleasing to use at night. If you want to do anything other than reading, get an iPad. Just because e-readers are better for reading books, that doesn’t mean you can’t read with an iPad. The iPad’s display is more than suitable for reading every book you have in your library. Likewise, the iPad is much better for reading other things that aren’t books. For example, if you need to read PDFs or Word files, the iPad is basically the best and only way to accomplish this. Where the iPad really shines is in the productivity department. While an e-reader will only help you read, an iPad will help you read, take notes for school or work, or just browse through the web or binge-watch your favorite shows. Additionally, thanks to Apple’s changes in the iPad’s software and hardware, the iPad is more of a laptop replacement than ever. You can literally connect your keyboard and mouse to your iPad and start working as

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