eReaders for Back-to-School: Should You Buy?

Final Thoughts

While our reviews confirm that all eReaders aren’t created equal, we can also say that different models might better suit different students. English majors, for instance, might not mind a small eBook selection (particularly in the textbook section), as the classics they’re likely to read are fairly ubiquitous. These students, more than others, might have the luxury of choosing an eReader based on its ergonomics or the price of its books. Students majoring in subjects such as math or the sciences, however, should check the various eBook stores first to see that they can find what they need in terms of coursework.

Ready to shop for a digital reader? Check out the Top Five eReaders for Students!

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  1. aftermath Says:

    Thank you! You deserve real credit for this article. I don’t think that you can be praised too much. Your subsequent article, “Top Five eReaders For Students”, is also very good, but this article actually makes that article useful and meaningful.

    Too often these days we get “articles” like “Picking the Right Android Phone”, “How to Choose the Perfect Macbook”, and “Top 10 Netbooks” without any pretense to address the foundational issues like “Is an Android Phone Right for You?”, “Is a Macbook Right for You”, or “Is a Netbook Right for You?”. I’ve actually sensed some kind of positive editorial tilt or shift at Laptop Mag recently, and I hope that efforts like this to balance product features with actual consumer education will be part of that trend. Not only is it a very professional and responsible way to be an outlet for information about consumer technology, but it really does serve the best interests of your readers. With so many kinds of devices and variations on each kind out there, it’s becoming increasing common for people to get there hands on something that seems good, that works for others, but because they don’t really know much about what they’re getting into they get disappointed. Consumer education is more important than ever before, and it seems harder and harder to find good examples to point to, or even any examples at all. However, this article is exactly what we need, and this is a particularly well-crafted specimen at that.

    In other words, keep up the good work.

  2. Dingles Says:

    Wow, your comment was longer than the article…

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