Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Archos Elements 80 Titanium

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Archos Elements 80 Titanium

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Expandable memory microSD (up to 64GB) vs None About half of E-Readers have an expansion slot ; store more content with a removable microSD card
Can display full color Yes (LCD) vs No (E-Ink) Somewhat common; view images, read comics, and web-browse in full color
Can run Android apps Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support
Noticeably bigger screen 8" vs 6" Around 35% bigger screen
Directly download library e-books to device Yes vs No Somewhat common; offers quick access to browsing public library titles available for e-readers
Much faster processor 1,600 MHz vs 800 MHz 2x faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness
Much faster web browser 1,149ms vs 4,500ms 3.9x faster web browser
No black flash when turning pages No (LCD) vs Yes (E-Ink) Somewhat common; provides less obtrusive page turns
Uses an open platform Yes vs No Somewhat common; can download ebooks from any source offering formats supported by device
Automatically adjusts screen orientation Yes vs No Somewhat common; auto-adjusts between portrait & landscape based on orientation
Supports text to speech Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support text to speech
Front view of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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Has cellular connectivity 3G vs None Very few E-Readers have cellular data ; download content anywhere with a cellular connection
Significantly lighter weight 221 g vs 440 g Around 50% lighter weight
Is readable in direct sunlight Yes (E-Ink) vs No (LCD) Somewhat common; text doesn't look washed out in direct daylight
Thinner 9 mm vs 9.9 mm Around 10% thinner ; easily slides into bags

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Elements 80 Titanium  vs
Kindle Paperwhite 
Screen resolution 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
Screen size 8" 6"
Pixel density 160 ppi 213 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight Paperwhite
Screen type LCD E-Ink
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
Flashes screen black during page turns No Yes

features

Note taking Yes Yes
Text to speech Yes No
Directly download library e-books to device Yes No
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers Yes No
Evernote integration Yes No
Landscape mode Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes No
Parental controls No Yes

form factor

Size 200 x 154 x 9.9 mm 116 x 170 x 9 mm
Weight 440 g 221 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes No

connectivity

Elements 80 Titanium  vs
Kindle Paperwhite 
Input/Output port micro-USB micro-USB
Cellular data None 3G
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity Yes No

technical specs

RAM 1,024 MB 256 MB
Processor 1,600 MHz 800 MHz

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes No

storage

Expansion slot microSD (up to 64GB) None
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