"Best e-reader available. Pfft, who needs web browsing?"5.0 starson by ToolPackinMama
Pros: 1) Specifically designed for "long-form" reading (whole books), with the emphasis on the reader's comfort, particularly eye comfort.
2) Integrated mini-keyboard and navigation doohickey keeps grubby fingers off of the screen.
3) Huge battery life.
Cons: 1) No color.
2) PDF display... can't see them very well, even with the zoom.
Summary: Look, buy this for reading text. Don't use it for web browsing: that's what computers are for.
This device will give you an instant definition of a highlighted word, without moving you from the page you are reading - so if you are reading something slightly challenging, you can carry on with very little disruption or distraction. That alone is phenomenal.
I bought a Kobo and really liked it until I actually tried to read from it. I took it back the same day because I couldn't actually read it. It was so dark... it was like trying to read a wet newspaper.
The Kindle 3 is the best, brightest e-reader, with the highest contrast. That was my top concern. All of the numerous features are of secondary importance to me.
I am a computer professional and I look at an LCD alllllll day. I do not need nor want another LCD screen to stare at. The Kindle 3 is different, and a break for my eyes.