In recent times more and more people are reading books in electronic format. As to read them from the monitor or laptop is not too convenient, to read you need a special device. First, for comfortable reading of books was invented by a reader (e-book). Then came the tablets. To read books is possible with both devices, although it is absolutely different things, and they were created for different purposes. However, this does not prevent users arguing, what gadget is best for reading books – the iPad or the reader.

The pros and cons of the reader

The reader is only for reading books in electronic format. It can be integrated with additional functions, for example, the presence of Wi-Fi or the ability to play music, but the main task of this device remains the same.

One of the advantages of e-books is E-Ink screen. E-Ink is the so – called technology "electronic ink". Such displays resemble a standard piece of paper, and provide a comfortable and safe reading. The reader consumes very little power, since the display is only refreshed when turning the page. Therefore the e-book can work without recharging for several weeks.

However, the displays of E-Ink is very expensive, and even fragile. Also the e-book in the dark need more lighting – lighting displays here.

The pros and cons of the tablet

The tablet is much more functional device than the reader. It can not only read books but also watch movies, listen to music, chat on the Internet. The tablet is not a gadget, an electronic book, is a compact computer, designed for entertainment.

The main advantage of the tablet is its versatility. If you need a device that allows you to not only read books but also to perform various functions, it is best to choose tablet. However, the tablet screen is not as convenient for reading books as E-Ink display. In addition, a good tablet will cost much more than e-book.

So, displace whether multifunction tablet e-book to determine quite difficult. It depends on for what purpose the device is purchased. For comfortable reading of books users purchase e-books. But those who apart from reading and need more other features purchase a tablet. But judging by sales more and more people are inclined to the side of the tablet. And maybe after a while e-books will become a relic of the past.