|Originally posted by Lilith |
I always thought that a little netbook would be more multi-functional than a ebook reader for much the same/slightly more price.
If you're not doing anything more than listening to music, reading files, web browsing and the odd email they do ok for what they are. Plus you can take it home and hook them up to a big monitor and keyboard/mouse.
that's true, but kindle is cool because 1: Its specialised (obviously), so 100% optimised for reading, as opposed to netbooks, which are pretty much for a number of simple tasks, and 2: Reading on screens like that really hurt the eyes, kindle's screen is like reading paper, so its much less straining for long periods of reading..
also a cheap netbook is about 500 bucks, and the kindle is about 150?? can use the kindle for the net and shit too I believe, its not that fast or good, but it comes with free internet access anywehere (uses AT&Ts international 3g somehow), and can go on wifi...
different purposes anyway i reckon I have a netbook, wouldn't use it for reading though, too annoying to hold, too hard on the eyes etc