6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 6, 2012 9:27 AM by Crickett Hoffman
udimoritz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How is the reading expirience on the ipad mini?

I would use the mini partially as a ebook reader and would like some feedback.

Thanks

Udi


iPhone 4
  • LUD's Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    It's just like the ipad 2 , but smaller . I think it's nice to reed books on this device

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (46,675 points)

    Sold my iPad 2 and bought an iPad mini this weekend. As a reader, I like it better than the full size iPads. The form factor (and the weight) make it more pleasant for me to use.

  • G3gator Level 3 Level 3 (505 points)

    I looks like I will be retiring my Kindle Touch (except for reading on the beach once a year). I much prefer the Mini for reading books using the Kindle app.

     

    The Kindle is much clunkier. The highlighting on the Mini is easier. The Mini is more adjustable in terms of font size, type and screen brightness. The Mini is readable in bed with the lights out. The Mini is very holdable, but it is a little heavier than the Kindle Touch.

  • Alancito Level 6 Level 6 (11,040 points)

    Udi ~ See the sections Reading and Hold me in this Ars Technica review.

     

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  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7 (29,270 points)

    I haven't used one extensively (and not in the market), just a brief examination at Best Buy, but it seems that it would be fine. Text isn't quite as crisp as the 3/4 gen iPads since it doesn't have the retina display, but still quite usable. I don't find the size to be all that appealing (eyes are getting old, I guess), but I could see the appeal for some.

  • Crickett Hoffman Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I'm a voracious book reader and I like it.  Stand it on its side and eat dinner by the glow of the iPad Mini.  Giving my Kindle Brick....er....Fire to a friend and keeping the Kindle Keyboard for those outdoor reading sessions.