ipad Mini as e reader?

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  1. johncolt

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    Does the ipad mini perform well as a Kindle Paperwhite as an e reader, or is it preferable to have a Kindle for reading in sunlight? I ask because my Samsung Galaxy tablet is useless for reading anything in bright light.
     
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    I have both, an iPad mini and a Kindle Paperwhite, and I feel the iPad mini is better for reading in sunlight due to the screen on the device. The Kindle Paperwhite works well in sunlight but it gives the pages a grey-ish appearance with the backlight turned off. Another advantage to the iPad mini is that you can load other e-reader apps on it, such as iBooks.. which you can't do on the Kindle.

    Samsung devices use an AMOLED screen, which are horrible in direct sunlight.

    Update: The only drawback to using an iPad for Kindle books is the battery life. The Paperwhite battery life (several weeks) just isn't possible on most other devices.
     
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  3. Holly

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    Most people wouldn't necessarily see this as an advantage but I have a "library" of over 8000 books on my mini. Kindle paperwhite is limited to 1000. I admit to being a book hoarder!
     
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    That's useful information, thank you. I only bought a Kindle last week, but then saw a friend's ipad Mini last night. If I had seen it first I wouldn't have bought the Kindle, although your comment about battery life makes me think I might finish up with the two - three including the Galazy!
     
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    Yeah, I bought my Kindle before I had the chance to play with an iPad mini.. but, the battery life on the Kindle devices makes me think the purchase was worth it.
     
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    You may want to try setting your brightness higher on your tab, (go to settings, display,then brightness, worked for me.
     
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    I couldn't justify buying an iPad Mini AND an iPad Air, so I've just learned to be comfortable bringing my iPad Air around as my e-Reader and bringing it along with me for long commutes, doing laundry, DMV penance, etc. Besides, it's light enough as it is :)
     
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    I bought the iPad 4 last year. I recently held an iPad Air in my hands at a Best Buy store and was amazed. Still hard to believe they were able to get everything into that light and small chassis.
     
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    Kindle is better for longer period of reading
     
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    me too wished that buy later .....
     

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