According to me it really depend on your purpose whether you want a device which has all attractive features or you want a device especially for reading purpose. If you are really a book worm I will always suggest you to go for Kindle. But if you want e-reader with other attractive features then tablet is better option for you. Nowadays we can see Tablets are becoming prevalent as e-readers, whether it’s a document, PDF, books etc. But I still wonder if there is any tab that provides long battery backup so that I can have long reading session. If you ask my opinion there is no “best” tablet who can give you comfortable reading experience in all kind of situation which can range to sitting out in the park to reading in bed. Still there is not any tab which has very long battery backup. I definitely agree that if you buy a tablet you will be able to enjoy other features also along with e-reading. But if you ask me I only enjoy to read in a bright screen for not more than first 10 to 15 minutes after that I am comfortable with more dimmer light. In general, I think with e-readers we can have most book-like experience when reading for a longer period of time. The front-lit Amazon Paperwhite is one of the best of all the kindle. But when it comes to PDF files, it depends on the content present it. If it’s only text than you can easily read it on kindle but if there is lot of diagrams and color illustration it will look better on the large screen especially if you want to jump forward or backward.
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If we compare Kindle e-reader with tablet’ Kindle is better at handling a wide range of lighting situations. Sometimes it’s really impossible to read in tablet in bright sunlight and their glossy screens can pick up annoying reflections. The Paperwhite is small and light as a book. Larger tablets are much more uncomfortable to hold for longer period of time. Tablet has so many attractive features like apps, games, streaming videos, notification, tweets, and messages even a digital clock. You can interact with your friends or you can read news at whatever time, place and in any situation. Tablet is really a multi- tasking device but at the same time it’s a terrible reading device. These games, notification and tweets can be very good distracting elements when you are pretty engrossed in reading something. The LCD display of Tablets won’t damage your eyes but it surely cause strain to your eyes when you are continuously reading something. The best part of a kindle is when you are travelling and it’s a long journey you can use it for longer period of time as it has strong battery backup as compared to tablet.
At the end I can just say both tablet and kindle has their own significant features it really depends on your priority. The best part is Amazon has introduce kindle Fire where you can run most of the android application. So I think after few months kindle can give a huge competition to tablets.