Well, let’s start with the odious comparisons.
Kindle DX vs iPad
Kindle DX vs iPad is a fascinating comparison – especially since it makes zero sense to compare a dedicated reading device with a dedicated ‘not dedicated to anything’ device.
The iPad is so beautiful it outshines the sun …
The Sun must be messing up today – or perhaps it didn’t get a cut of Apple’s marketing budget like certain members of the Press who think iPad is better than eInk in sunlight. Perhaps it’s the camera’s fault. Let’s try again.
It’s the lights and the fixtures in my place that are at fault – How dare they reflect off the iPad? They aren’t worthy. On a serious note you do have to handle both very low visibility in direct sunlight and lots of reflections and shine.
Next, lets look at natural light (outside of where the sun’s rays were falling) -
In my opinion the Kindle DX 2 looks better and more readable in natural light though you should let your eyes do the judging.
Next, let’s look at the two in the early evening without Flash (photo’s taken without using the Flash) -
This was 8 pm during the Montreal summer – The iPad begins to shine as its backlight gives it an advantage. Unless you can magically find electricity or batteries for a light source the Kindle DX 2 will be useless soon.
This is a similar photo with Flash (helps illustrate that one screen reflects light and feeds off external light sources and the other emits light and competes with external light sources) -
No one uses cameras any more. Well, it was either cameras or books. Anyways, it’s clear that iPad doesn’t work with Flash. Do note that we aren’t showing any color books because we don’t read any – If you do, please do factor that in.
When there is no external light you can’t see the Kindle DX 2. The iPad looks very bright and nice since it has a backlight.
Well, the title does mention Nook so let’s move on to Kindle DX vs Nook and perhaps even some Kindle DX vs Sony Reader (yes, yes, the rumors are true – it does still exist).
Kindle DX vs Nook vs Sony Reader
We have some excellent photos for you.
This is without Flash and around the same time as the iPad vs Kindle DX photos. There’s also a version with Flash that helps illustrate how good eInk looks with proper lighting -
The Kindle DX 2’s screen is very, very suited to reading in good lighting conditions. There’s nothing quite like it and the way the light reflects off the graphite case is beautiful.
Now, let’s do a Kindle DX vs Nook 1 on 1 -
Followed by a Kindle DX Vs Sony Reader vs Kindle 2 US -
The Kindle 2 US is from February 2009 and it’s nice to see we now have a markedly better screen.
Kindle DX Family Photos
Here’s one with Kindle DX 1 and Kindle DX 2 -
Here’s another which has Kindle DX 1, Kindle DX 2, and Kindle 2 Global -
Yes, the Kindle DX 2 is very photogenic and it looks great and the screen is amazing.
We love eReaders
Here’s a final photo to end the post -
In case you’re wondering, the eReaders are (from left to right) – Nook, Kindle DX 2, Kindle 2 Global, Kindle DX 1, Sony Reader Touch, and Kindle 2 US.
This image isn’t really great for comparing Screen Contrast because Nook and Kindle DX 2 were in poor lighting conditions – They actually have better screen contrast than Kindle 2 Global and Kindle DX 1.