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Are e-readers better than printed books?

Books are constantly evolving. In the 21st century, we no longer read from a page, but read from a glass screen that can hold hundreds or thousands of texts. E-readers have revolutionised the way people read, and for many have made it much more accessible. But how does it weigh up to the traditional paperback?

E-readers are better

Technology definitely offers a lot of perks, like cost efficiency and environmental friendliness.

E-readers have convenient features that enhance the reading experience

Reading digitally allows for personal customisation, which means one can tailor their reading setting so that it is the most comfortable for them. Explore

E-readers have a higher cost efficiency

For the cost of one device, you can read a multitude of books. Explore

E-readers are much more durable

An e-reader won't tear, crumple or have yellowed pages. Explore

E-readers are more environmentally friendly

Going paper-free saves the Earth from deforestation. Explore

Printed books are better

Going analogue has its own merits - there's nothing like feeling a book in your hands, and e-readers just aren't the same.

Printed books cause less eye strain

Your eyes don't tire as easily when reading from paper. Explore

Printed books provide the most authentic reading experience

The feeling of flipping pages in a book can't be replicated with an e-reader (yet). Explore

Printed books have value as a collectible

Physical copies of a book appreciate in value. Explore

You retain information longer with printed books

The simplicity of a printed book encourages focus. Explore

There are no technological issues when reading printed books

Anyone can manage reading a printed book. Explore
This page was last edited on Monday, 30 Mar 2020 at 16:44 UTC