Electronic ebooks (also know as Kindles) have become very popular in the last couple of years and for good reason. For less space than a lot of books they can contain a library of books holding a couple hundred thousand pages. They are highly portable and have the ability to download additional books if you have enough storage. They are also easy to read with their paper like screens and many models have convenient touch screen controls. Some ebooks even come with free libraries already stored and ready to read. If the digital ebook does not impress you think what it would be like to carry the same amount of literature down the street or to the library or onboard a flight - remember we are talking about a couple of hundred thousand pages, and, in some cases many more.This guide wil make a simple comparison of three models of ebooks in three price ranges to simplify your purchasing decision.
To start with I'll write about the Sony PRS-900BCKIT Daily Edition e-reader. This power-packed reader can be found for about $400.00 and has a lot of features to command that price. Starting with the fact that it is 3G wireless capable and one can browse and download books that are in PDF as well as ePub formats. It has 1.6 GB memory onboard which can store hundreds of books. It is easy to navigate with touch screen controls on a 7 inch display. Not only does the display look and read like paper, you also have access to six adjustable font sizes. That feature alone should take care of all but the most severely sight challenged. Additional features include a built in dictionary, compatibility with Mac and PC, and viewable in portrait and landscape viewing.
In the mid-price range you can find ebooks like the Bookeen CYBPE10W Cybook Opus eBook reader. The usual price range is about $230.00. It comes with an internal storage if 1 GB but also has a micro SD storage slot for more memory. A major convenience is that it is daylight readable with a 600 x 800 dpi screen and a USB port and cable to share files and charge your battery. Available keys include a menu button, a back button, and page foward/backard button. The battery life of the reader claims an 8000 page flip capability - about 2 weeks worth. Finally it comes as a multi-format reader that supports Adobe ePub/PDF, HTML,TXT, JPG, GIF, and PNG formats.
The least expensive e-reader example is the Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro, which can be found for around $150.00. An outstanding feature of this reader is that it comes with a 2GB micro SD card and 100 free ebooks. Another great feature is a built in MP3 player with playback support. The ebook also comes with auto page turn and bookmark function and supports all the usual digital formats such as PDF, TXT, JPG and GIF. The internal battery life boasts 24 hours of continuous use with a battery level indicator.
The point of this article was to create a point of reference for those who are thinking about purchasing an ebook reader. I hope I have accomplished that and happy ebook shopping! If you find this article helpful or informative please leave a comment.
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