The December 2010 issue of Consumer Reports includes reviews of the latest e-book readers as well as the iPad and other tablet computers. E-book readers considered include the Amazon Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi, Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi, Barnes & Noble Nook 3G + Wi-Fi, two versions of the Pandigital Novel, BeBook, Spring Design, ViewSonic, Kobo, and Augen.
It is possible to read e-books on many different kinds of devices, including laptop and desk top computers. The article on e-books notes that “the greater versatility of some other devices, notably the iPad, makes them worthy of consideration if you want a multipurpose, portable device that’s also a decent e-book reader with the added benefit of a color screen.”
Consumer Reports reviews of tablets and e-book readers can be accessed through the library catalog or at the following links:
(2010). E-book readers. Consumer Reports, 75(12), 40-41. Retrieved from Academic Search Complete database.
(2010). Tablets. Consumer Reports, 75(12), 39. Retrieved from Academic Search Complete database.