If you are in touch with modern technology at all, then you will have heard of the Apple iPad and the Kindle DX. Both of them have just been released and they are currently in a sort of war against each other, with each one claiming to be the best. However, they arenâ€™t just for reading eBooks, they can do much more and believe it or not, they are both completely different products. Here are 3 key differences.
Black/White Vs. Color â€“ This is one of the most noticeable differences as soon as you look at both of these devices. Apple have of course developed a product that is fantastic looking as they normally do and this means that their iPad device has a full color display with a backlit screen. The Kindle DX on the other hand has only a black and white screen. This means that the iPad is much better if you are looking for a device to surf the web and other things that require color, however, if you are looking for a simple, non-cluttered eBook reader, then the Kindle DX is probably the way to go.
The Price â€“ Now, you may think that the price of these two products is quite similar, however, with the iPad there are a variety of different models to choose from, whereas with the Kindle DX, there is only one. This means that although the base models of the two products are around $500 each but for this price the kindle DX actually offers 3G connectivity where the iPad does not. If you want 3G on the iPad, then you will have to fork out another $130 at least.
EBook Reader Vs. Tablet PC â€“ The Kindle DX is basically an eBook reader. This means that the product has been designed by Amazon mainly for readying eBooks; hence itâ€™s black and white display. However, the iPad is much more than just an eBook reader and Apple have said that it is basically their take on a tablet PC. This means that with the iPad you can do much more, such as surf the web, watch movies and videos, listen to music, play games and of course read eBooks. So if you want to surf and do other tasks the iPad is for you, but if you’re looking for a distraction-free device for reading, have a look at the Kindle DX.
Overall, the differences between these two products are huge and it really depends on your exact needs which one you should opt for.