Kindle is better than the iPad for ebooks

Which is the better device for reading digital books. Amazon's kindle with e-ink or the new Apple iPad?

Kindle is better than the iPad for ebooks

Yes because... No because...

Kindle will have cheaper book prices

The oppositions argument of Kindle availability is besides the point at discussion. The argument here is about book pricing - not international availability of the Kindle.

Even so, the opposition's statements are incorrect. Amazon's Kindle does not require an American home address; in fact, it's officially available from Amazon in more than 100 countries.

Content availability restrictions are present in Apple's iTunes store too.

No; I tried to use Amazon's kindle and it required that I have an American home address; I gave my sister's but didn't feel like writing for money(using kindle) knowing the money wouldn't directly come to me.

point being anyone i any country can use iPad, for Kindle you need to be in countries where amazon operates; then you can only choose from the selection of books/stories/literature Amazon has made available in your country and so on.

Kindle is better than the iPad for ebooks

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The Kindle’s eInk screen is better for reading

Kindle's display that uses the eInk technology is unarguably better for reading than any other type of display. The eInk technology produces display output that is very similar to a printed page and thus eliminates eye-strain that is caused by other conventional display technologies.

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If I'm not mistaken you can download an ebook onto your computer and upload it to your kindle? but regardless, your counter argument completely avoids this argument. This side is talking about eye strain and your side says nothing about eye strain. You did not post a counter argument but rather just an argument.

both are useless.

e-books can be downloaded on any computer and then synced to iPad/Kindle. So you don't 'need' I-pad/Kindle to read e-books.

Kindle has the added disadvantage that only books from your country's Amazon can be read; where as you can read any books from anywhere on the internet with ipad and computer/laptops/net-books in general.

Kindle is better than the iPad for ebooks

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Kindle is lighter

Most people do not drop their phones because they are light, but because the cell phones are small.
Kindle's lightness, in contrast to the iPad's weight, makes reading comfortable.

that may not be an advantage especially for people who drop their 'light' cellphones a lot.

Kindle is better than the iPad for ebooks

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Kindle has better battery life

The new Kindle 3 has an unrivaled battery life that last for one month when reading. Furthermore, Kindle does not use any battery life when it's not changing pages which is a great advantage if compared with the LCD technology in the iPad that constantly uses energy.

The opposition needs to check their facts if they believe that "laptops/netbooks" have longer battery life than Kindle.

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Kindle has 56 hours of battery. The ultrabook laptop only gets 9 hours of battery (and in a google search i was informed that it is arguably the longest lasting battery for a laptop)

i-pad is a flashy Apple products that Apple-fans would pay anything for. At least it's fashionable. Kindle is not even that.

Laptops/netbooks have longer battery life than kindle and perform more fuctions than eith Kindle or iPad.

Kindle is better than the iPad for ebooks

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Reading on Kindle is not distracting

Other multimedia devices that flaunt many features are inherently not suited for comfortable reading experience because they constantly distract the reader. A user of a multi-functional device is nagged by desires to check something on the web, look at a few tweets, or quickly update their facebook profile. Compare the battery life of the Kindle, which can last for a month without Wi-Fi on, and 2 weeks with it on, to the iPad which lasts a few hours. There is no comparison between the two in this matter

Kindle is better than the iPad for ebooks

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Its the purpose of the device

This is a perfect example of why you need to know what you intend to use the device for prior to buying it. If you want something to play games on and go around on the internet then you are probably looking for an Ipad. However, if you're looking for something to read ebooks on, you're probably looking for a Kindle.

The advantages of the Kindle for reading all come down to 3 main facts. First, the kindle is a very light weight item. This leaves less stress on the arms and and requires less effort to hold the kindle in place while falling into your favorite book. The kindle is also a small device that does not require to be plugged in all the time, combined with extensive battery life makes this item a good mobile device to take your ebooks anywhere on such a compact device. Last, the eInk really creates a comfortable reading experience, no bright white light to aggravate your eyes.

Where as the iPad has his advantages in other places being more of a tablet than an eReader, the Kindle holds the crown for eReading. Its like asking if a porsche is better than a Hummer for towing. Where as the porsche may be a favored car, fancy and high-class, the hummer is built to tow, the porsche is not.

Kindle is better than the iPad for ebooks

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Ipad can be read in the dark

Kindle eInk reduces eye strain

The Kindle screen has properties more like the ink in real books, for example it reflects ambient light rather than shining light into your face. Wherever you can read a real book, you can read the Kindle, just use a booklight or turn on a light.

Furthermore, the point that iPad display emits light - and thus can be read in the dark - makes it a device that is inconvenient for long reading periods. Any display that emits light will produce eye strain.

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Also, Kindle has the Kindle Fire which may not read with eInk, but it can be read in the dark as well.

The Kindle does not have a backlight so cant be read if the light is low. The ipad on the other hand like a computer has a backlight.

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