E-Book readers forum: Kindle vs. Nook - for the needs of a college student-

by: jmccamy January 24, 2010 12:59 PM PST

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Kindle vs. Nook - for the needs of a college student-

by jmccamy - 1/24/10 12:59 PM

I'm a college student and the majority of my reading is through articles posted online (to Blackboard if you're familiar). So my e-reader wouldn't solely be for the common purpose of always purchasing and reading published books (although clearly I would be doing that as well). Right now it looks like the Kindle would be my choice over the nook because it has better PDF reading capabilities- as well as word documents. Also I want to be able to either hook it up and load the readings through my PC or download them on the reader itself- which would only be possible through the Kindle because the Nook has no browser (even though it has Wifi). However I do like that the Nook is on android and grants the option of using GoogleBooks, especially those that are free.

Could someone make sure I'm evaluating this correctly and that for my purposes, the Kindle is probably my best bet?

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