Originally Posted by leslietroyer
E-Books are still way to expensive - priced between hard cover & paper back and much higher than mass market. This price is what focused my choice of reading pad to the Nook. With the Nook and Sony you can get e-books from the library. 21 day checkout is more than enough for reading most books, and I can have several out at the same time..... Too bad the Kindle doesn't support the DRM used by the libraries around here...
Between a ipad and dedicated reader - for me the reader is more functional on public transit where a few ounces bouncing around in you had makes a difference.
I went with the Nook as well, just because if its ability to read books checked out from the library. Given that the Kindle and Nook have the same screen and once you are actually reading the hard button vs LCD screen doesn't really matter I figured I would go with the one that supported more formats. I have been very happy so far. Even my luddite wife really liked it and now wants her own for christmas. I was thinking about an iPad originally (since I do most of my reading at night the sunlight thing wouldn't be an issue) but it just seemed too expensive (the $499 one is not the one you really want). Under $150 was low enough that I figured it was worth a go.