E-Reading is a Breeze on a Tablet
With backlit displays, easy access to e-books and the ability to change letter size and viewing angle, tablets are a smart choice for avid readers.
Imagine a passionate reader who’s been given three wishes. She might wish to see what she is reading more easily, night or day. Perhaps she would wish to find—instantly—virtually any newspaper, book or magazine when she wanted it.
And the third wish? Why, she might wish to save money on all of the above.
Seeing the light and the text
Unlike many e-readers, the pages of your e-book on a tablet are more legible in dim light. That’s because a tablet has a backlit display that makes reading easier, whether you are seated in your den or reading in bed with the lights out while your partner snores next to you.
Better yet, if those pages just seem to be produced in smaller and smaller fonts these days, most e-reading apps on the tablet allow you to change the display angle or the font size—making the text easier to see.
Reading where and when you want
Finished your book at the doctor’s office but the wait isn’t over? Use your favorite e-reading app to find another. Just access e-book markets or libraries using your data or Wi-Fi connection.
So, if you’re out with friends and you need to find something quickly, say a recipe for rhubarb pie or the Periodic Table of the Elements, you can access your cookbooks and textbooks at the drop of a hat. And won’t everyone be impressed by how smart you are?
Getting more books for fewer bucks
Reading on your tablet also means that you can shop at multiple e-book markets; you’re not tied down to buying from one source, as you are with some e-readers.
You can browse and download e-books and other reading material through e-reader apps such as Kindle for Android or Barnes & Noble’s NOOK. Or access books and magazines via the Google Play Books app that comes preloaded on select smartphones.
With that freedom of choice, you can compare prices among the various online booksellers—and buy the one that best fits your budget.
So, save time and money (as well as your eyes), by choosing a tablet for your e-reading pleasure. And, of course, there are all those things you can do on a tablet that an e-reader may not be able to offer: surf the Internet, check email, get on social networks, play games, watch movies and more.