In the past few weeks, the Toronto Star ran a pair of articles on e-readers.
Consumer columnist Ellen Roseman sings the virtues of her iPad in “An eReader is good, but an iPad is better” (http://www.moneyville.ca/article/897311--roseman-an-ereader-is-good-but-an-ipad-is-better).
In response, Star editor Sarah Millar’s wrote “iPad vs. Kindle, which would you prefer?” (http://www.moneyville.ca/article/899858--ipad-vs-kindle-which-would-you-prefer). Despite its non-commital title, Millar decidedly chooses the single-purpose e-book reader in general, and the Kindle in particular.
For what it’s worth, in my opinion, Millar makes the stronger case. She points out that the Kindle costs about one-third the price of an iPad, and is lighter and its battery lasts longer. I’m not sure that the additional features that Roseman highlights are really worth all the extra money.
That said, I own an iPad and love it.