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Print This: What do you know about e-readers?
by Staff
Whether it's a version of the Kindle or the Nook or some other variety of e-reader, electronic devices for reading books and magazines are taking over. And you know what that means: questions about which one is best. Think you know?

The best way to buy an e-reader is sight unseen.

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Amazon is the only company that makes e-readers.

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An e-reader that utilizes so-called e-ink causes great strain on the eyes.

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An e-reader with e-ink doesn't require a light for nighttime reading.

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Some e-readers have full-color screens.

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Some e-readers allow for streaming videos and full color animation.

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All e-readers have the same battery life.

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One of the factors determining battery length of e-readers is whether or not it's Wi-Fi connected all the time.

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Kindle's eBook store gives readers access to more than 1 million books.

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Owners of Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader also have access to 2.5 million books.

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All e-readers allow users to get books on loan from their public libraries.

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Kindles and Nooks allow users to share books with one another.

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E-readers provide access to books and magazines only via Wi-FI.

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Having an e-reader with just Wi-Fi is less expensive than one with 3G.

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For frequent travelers, having an e-reader with 3G makes sense.

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A Wi-Fi or 3G connection is the only way for an e-reader to download books and other reading material.

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An e-reader with a color screen and 3G connection is the same price as one with a black and white screen and Wi-Fi.

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E-readers are all about the same size.

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Some e-readers have touch screens while others have traditional keyboards.

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One GB of capacity on an e-reader can store 1,000 books.

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