Over on MacWorld, Jeff Bertolucci lists several ways in which the Apple Tablet (which is still just a rumor… right) will be better than current eReaders, thus sending them to the trasheap of history where they belong:
…let’s assume the tablet… has a 10-inch backlit display… If so, it would provide a better ergonomic experience than the Amazon Kindle 2, which lacks backlighting and a touchscreen. Let’s also assume the tablet’s display will have a higher screen resolution than the Kindle’s 600 x 800 pixels, and that it’ll do a better job of managing PDF files.
While better management of PDFs would be welcome, I think Bertolucci has forgotten one of the main reasons why eReaders and eInk exists: computer displays are not the best for reading. I wouldn’t want a Kindle display on my netbook, but I do want a Kindle display on my eReader. Very much. So do my eyes. If laptop displays were acceptable for eReaders I don’t think the market would have struggled for so long nor would the devices be so pricey.
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