I'm thinking of getting someone an eReader for Christmas. But I'm overwhelmed with the choices. Any thoughts on eReaders like a Kindle or that new large format itouch?
Which one would be cheapest to get fiction books for it?
I would personally go for a cheap netbook or laptop because it gives you added functionality along with being able to be used as an eReader
I'm not so sure I would agree with that. I never liked the idea of eBook readers replacing the physical book, just because it feels so unnatural when I'm reading a book on a screen (I've done it on both a laptop and a smartphone). However, I just tried out the Barnes & Noble NOOK, and the screen is just what it should be. It's easy on the eyes, and actually feels like you're reading a page from a book. Just for the screen, I feel the dedicated eBook readers work out better than a netbook or laptop. Plus, it's harder to hold a netbook/laptop like a book.