Best eReader for Christmas
Christmas is around the corner, and are you thinking of getting a gift for yourself? Nowadays, if you are still reading paper books, then you are out of date. There are many excellent ereaders on the market with which we can read eBooks anywhere we like, and it is more convenient and economical.
As Apple's products is very popular nowadays, most of us are familiar with iPad, iPhone, which are not simply eReaders, so we are not introducing it in this article. We will list several best eReaders for Christmas for you, all of which are recently released and you can choose one according to your taste. Both of them has advantages among others, so it is hard to say which one is better, and it depends on your own taste.
1. Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire is the latest tablet PC released by Amazon on September 28th, 2011, with a 7-inch IPS capacitive multi-touch screen, equipped with a Google Android operating system. Amazon Kindle Fire has the built-in app store, in which you can find streaming movies and TV shows and books.
This is a small, thick, seven-inch black surface product. It also supports a large number of smart phones and tablet PCs of some other companies, but you cannot get it at the first time. Amazon has redesigned again and again on Google's design to ensure that no disadvantage to leave.
The home is a striking color of the wood shelves, the content on the shelves are your e-books, records, TV shows, movies, PDF files, applications, and web bookmark icon. There is a lower layer of shelves, you can put frequently used items on there.
Your heart will bit heavily. "It's incredible!", you would say, "It's really like the iPad - with just $ 200!"
However, this is a dangerous comparison.
Kindle Fire is sold at a price of $199, which is much cheaper than iPad ($499). It is more competitive because many customers are more likely to buy cheaper ones. However, you cannot play high-definition games on Kindle Fire as iPad, so you need to make a comparison between them. The book display is also not so clearly compared to iPad, if you don't believe it, you can read Kindle Fire books on iPad to have a look.
2. Google iRiver Story HD
iRiver Story HD is the first ebook product embedded Google eBookstore online bookstore in it, and it is also the third version of Story series. Although the first launch of Story was regarded as a clone of Amazon Kindle, this version with HD will have a lot of changes, the most obvious point is the use of XGA (1024 × 768) levels of e Ink screen, compared to the mainstream of higher resolution 6-inch screen e-book (Kindle is 800 × 600 pixels). iRiver Story HD is sold at a price of $ 139, amost the same as the WiFi version of the new Kindle.
iRiver Story HD is such a pure device, apparently it is not outdated, and it's direct competitor is Kindle. They have similar overall shape, both with 6-inch E Ink screen, and have a full physical keyboard. But iRiver Story HD abandoned a lot of functions the latter one, such as Internet surfing, e-mail, music playback and audio reading. But if you want to browse web pages on it, you can convert HTML to iRiver Story HD. The design of Story HD may not be a bad thing, for many people, this means the loss of a considerable numbers of function, but for others, this obviously provides a more pure reading environment, which make people focus more on reading itself.
3. Nook Tablet
Nook Tablet has striking similarities with the Kindle, but a significant difference is that Nook Tablet is equipped with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, in addition users can also use microSD memory card slot to expand storage space, microSD memory card slot can be expanded up to 32GB flash memory space. The Kindle Fire is equipped with 512MB of RAM and 8GB, 16GB storage.
Nook Tablet Tablet has 7-inch VividView IPS LCD touch screen, and the processor is clocked at 1GHz using a dual-core TI OMAP4 processor chip.B & N book store is only half of Amazon Store, and it doesn't have its own audio and video resources. To compensate for the disadvantages of the content, B & N install Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and other third-party services on Nook Tablet, but after the trial period, you must pay for the content.
Nook series support the open EPUB format, so it caought much attention from the beginning with Android system. You can also convert PDF to Nook Tablet and read them freely on it. Nook Tablet provides better screen, more memory and storage space that Kindle, so it may attract a part of the advanced users.
Have you decide which one is your favourite? Then come on and get it right now!