Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Has a built-in light LED backlight vs None Most E-Readers have a built-in light
Has an app store Google Play vs None Most E-Readers have an app store
Much bigger screen 10.1" vs 6" Around 70% bigger screen
Has a touchscreen Capacitive vs None Most E-Readers have a touchscreen; Fewer buttons, interact directly with menus
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
Directly download library e-books to device Yes vs No Somewhat common; offers quick access to browsing public library titles available for e-readers
No black flash when turning pages No (LCD) vs Yes (E-Ink) Somewhat common; provides less obtrusive page turns
Automatically adjusts screen orientation Yes vs No Somewhat common; auto-adjusts between portrait & landscape based on orientation
Higher resolution screen 1280 x 800 vs 800 x 600 Around 2.2x higher resolution screen
Front view of Kobo Wireless eReader

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Kobo Wireless eReader

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Much lighter weight 221 g vs 590 g 2.7x lighter weight
Is readable in direct sunlight Yes (E-Ink) vs No (LCD) Somewhat common; text doesn't look washed out in direct daylight

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Wireless eReader 
Screen resolution 1280 x 800 800 x 600
Screen size 10.1" 6"
Pixel density 149 ppi 166 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight None
Screen type LCD E-Ink
Touchscreen Capacitive None
Flashes screen black during page turns No Yes

form factor

Size 175.3 x 256.5 x 9.7 mm 120 x 184 x 10 mm
Weight 590 g 221 g
Interface touchscreen D-pad
Headphone jack Yes No

connectivity

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Wireless eReader 
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g

features

Directly download library e-books to device Yes No
Stereo speakers Yes No
Accelerometer Yes No
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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Kobo Wireless eReader
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