@shrdlu: A month in terms of technology could be considered somewhat old. Additionally, a lot of times things change post holidays and I don't think there is a better time to ask about any product after people have been recipients of these items as gifts. Plus, announcements/leaked technology information comes up all the time and perhaps the OP will decide to hold out for a new product.
I don't think we should be so quick to crucify people for asking a question which has come up before...also considering that since deals.woot's inception, the community here has changed a lot in terms of the members, perhaps get a fresh opinion as I'm quite certain that a fair amount of members (myself included) don't go back a month to post an opinion on a topic.
Plus, new questions keep for a fresh look and encourage involvement from members, something which has been rather lacking compared to the beta days and months after deals.woot was new.read more collapse
In the poster's defense, in terms of technology, those questions discussing e readers are fairly old.
I've briefly played around with both an ipad and a kindle, I would have to say if the purpose is just for reading books then something with the back lit screen is better, however, for functionality for things beyond books one might consider an ipad. With an ipad in mind though, one might also consider a tablet netbook for half the price.
Tablet netbooks even come up on woot every once in a while for somewhere between $200-300, which is cheaper than the ipad and had increased functionality (they run flash)!
Each have selling points, I know someone who has a nook and loves it too, so it's mostly personal preference and what you will be really doing with the items.read more collapse
@jcogar23: You know, you DON'T have to pay for every kindle book. I'd be willing the bet there are more free books on my Kindle than those I've paid for. At least 3 free books to every purchased book at the very minimum and their readability doesn't expire in three weeks. I'm sure that Kindle/Amazon and Adobe will be working to smooth out the kinks in the library loaner issue soon. However my local library offers this work around:
1. Click on the Gale Virtual Reference Library, These e-book PDFs may be saved to your computer or laptop, than transferred to your Kindle. No special software is needed.
2. Click on the Project Gutenberg link. Any of those books will work on your Kindle. Again, no special software is needed.
3. Click on the NetLibrary link. These are older publications, but worthy of a look. You will need to go to a library location to set up your account, but after that you can download at home.
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