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    (Original post by 22KT22)
    I don't have both however my housemate does so i have experienced both. Tablets like PCs are generally backlit which is what causes the eye strain where as a kindle using E-Ink and so the strain is similar to reading a book. I struggle to read books on my Ipod which is essentially a smaller Ipad as i strain my eyes if you're purely wanting an E-reader get a Kindle, if you want to do other stuff but not as much reading get a tablet.
    The latest kindle now has an inbuilt light with an e-ink display so its great for reading in any lighting conditions and easy on the eye.

    (Original post by Cardiff Kook)
    Thanks, that's good to know.

    For those who have a kindle and tablet -is reading from a tablet like reading from a computer? I'm trying to avoid headaches & eyestrain.
    I have a couple of kindles and a tablet and the kindle beats the tablet hands down for reading. Using the kindle is incredibly comfortable, just like reading a book. I can read on my kindle for hours, whereas I start to get eyestrain and a headache if I read for longer than 20 minutes on my tablet.

    I recently bought a Kobo Touch for £70, which I chose over a Kindle as with the Kobo you can borrow e-books from your local library (ePub format). I think the Kobo has encouraged me to read more than I did with ordinary books!
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