dann wrote:Unless you are going to crack the drm, ebooks purchased on the Kindle or Nook are only going to run on the Kindle and Nook respectively (or their software equivalents on smartphones and tablets).
LinuxMint-4 wrote:I bought the Nook for a few reasons. It has E-Ink, the battery lasts for a long time,Nook has a replaceable battery easily accessible by opening the back cover (unlike the Kindle).
You can go from page one to page 500 with ease, You can change the font and make the characters larger for easier reading (If the PDF was scanned from a book ...this feature won't work however).
With the Nook you can expand the memory capacity on it (Unlike the Kindle), you can directly add files to your book (without having to email them to it like the Kindle requires). It has several screen savers as well.
It works great with Linux (Mint9) as well as Windows, it has a built in MP3 player, it will do different formats as well as PDF. It will work with some online Public Libraries (unlike the Kindle). If you already have a collection of PDF's , it is real easy to add them to your Nook. You can buy the Nook with Wifi for $149 or with Wifi/3G for $199.
My sister in law has the Kindle, I didn't like the fact that you had to email your own PDF's to your Kindle, or that the whole unit has to be sent back to replace the battery. The Kindle comes in Wifi only and Wifi/3G versions.
However the Kindle has a keyboard, and the Nook does not, but uses a touch screen instead. Kindle with Wifi only is $139 at Target and at Amazon. Nook with Wifi only is $149 at Best Buy and Barnes and Noble. The extra $10 spent on the Nook is worth it due to reasons mentioned above.
An E-reader is great if you are going to read a lot of books in bed. It beats dragging a laptop or notebook into bed and have the batteries drain in two hours. You can set the screen saver to 5 minutes, 15 minutes or later...once in screen saver mode it hardly uses any power. You can leave it for days and go back and pick it up and continue reading while still having power left in the batteries. You do not have to shut the entire unit off. Disable Wifi however if you intend to use it in this fashion.
You can take the Nook anywhere you want, and despite Netbooks, as good as they are...it really doesn't compare to simplicity and usability of a dedicated E-Reader.
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