(Closed) NWR: iPad vs. eReader

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: If you had the monies for one new piece of technology, what would you buy?
    I don't own either and would buy an ereader : (4 votes)
    9 %
    I don't own either and would buy an ipad : (13 votes)
    30 %
    I would upgrade my ereader : (6 votes)
    14 %
    I would upgrade my ipad : (6 votes)
    14 %
    I would buy an ereader because I already own an ipad : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I would buy an ipad because I already own an ereader : (6 votes)
    14 %
    Other : (7 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Funny you should post this.  I was talking with J the other night on how I would love to buy a Kindle.  He told me I should just invest into an iPad then.  I’m not sure if I could afford it though, plus I already have a MacBook and an iPhone.  So, I’d love to hear some opinions as well.

    Post # 5
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    3012 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @ddw: Yeah, I think that if I bought the iPad, then I should just sell back my MacBook and be done with it.  There’d be no use in my opinion.  So, I think I may go for the Kindle – but then again, I feel guilty for spending money! Hah.

    Post # 6
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    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I have a Kindle and I love it. I read so much more now than I used to! And it is quite handy.

    My advice is that if you already have a device (iPhone, Blackberry, Android, etc.) that handles your email and mobile web access, go for the Kindle or other eReader (I have been checking out the color screens for a potential upgrade eventually). If you get the iPad and you already have a smartphone, it’s kind of redundant, unless you have an especially big need – using it to take notes in class, for example.

    Good luck making up your mind – I know it’s so hard with so many cool choices!

    Post # 7
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    3012 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @southerntransplant: I’ve thought about downloading Kindle app on my iPhone which would be handy for now, but my iPhone is only an 8GB.  I would read so much more too if I had something handy like that.  All of this reading talk is making me want to buy it now or indulge in a book.  Unfortunately, I’m dry on money until Thursday.

    Post # 8
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have a Kindle and i LOVE it. It is a lot smaller than the ipad, which is nice when you just want to carry around a book rather than something larger. I say if you just want something to read on go with an ereader. its light, easy to read and there are a ton of books available. ereaders are also considerably cheaper than an ipad. good luck! 

    Post # 9
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    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I have a Kindle and I LOVE it.  Not sure what glare you are talking about though…mine has none.

    Post # 10
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    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I voted other – I have a kindle (DH’s wedding/birthday present to me!) and absolutely love it.  I have no desire for an ipad though.  It just isn’t a technology that speaks to me at all.  I love the kindle though.  I commute on the bus to work, and I love having access to so many books, with a gadget that weighs next to nothing.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I voted other…I have a Kindle, an iPhone, and a MacBook Air, procured in that order over the past year.

    I LOVE my Kindle! It inspires me to read more and I like having a device that functions as a mobile library. I love that it has a free connection to the Amazon bookstore and sends books over the AT&T network for free (if you are in a service area). I also love that you can try samples of a book for free before you buy.

    I agree with @southerntransplant, the Kindle’s screen makes it easy to read even outside in full sun.

    I have the Kindle app on my iPhone, but only use it once in a while. And I chose the laptop over an iPad because I like a real keyboard.

    Good luck and congrats on the new job ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

    I absolutely love using the Kindle app on my iPad. I had to vote other because I have an iPad so I wouldn’t buy a Kindle, and I have no desire to upgrade my device even though the new ones are out.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We have a BIG 3gKindle and I love it.

    I don’t think I would ever buy an ipad, i just don’t see the point. I have a [media heavy]laptop, my partner has a notebook, we share a kickass kindle and we both have smart phones.

    I think I would probably buy something else, though I don’t know what.

    maybe upgrade my ipod to a larger[gb] version. maybe.

    Post # 16
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    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @ddw: gotcha!  I was wondering!  lol

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