4.06.2012

Friday Confessional

Today I'm linking up with Dandelion Wishes for the Friday Confessional! I apologize in advance for the lengthiness of this post. ;)
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I confess...

I'm contemplating turning to The Dark Side. I've always been (and most likely, always will be) and Macaholic. I've only ever owned Apple computers, music devices, etc., with the exception of my first 3 phones.....but now I'm an addicted iPhone user. However, Josh sold back 30 leave days to purchase the brand new iPad (totaling around 850 buckaroos when you include shipping/handling and the Otter Box to protect it) and when it came, I was in awe. Literally drooling over it. For all of 5 minutes. I quickly got over it, realizing it's just a giant, glorified, over-hyped iPhone. I really don't see the point.

After reading this article on Yahoo! today, I was relieved to find that I wasn't the only Apple-lover to feel this way. If you read the article, Broida talks about how he's always been a dedicated Apple user and thought the new iPad would be a great investment. But when comparing it to the Kindle Fire he has on loan from Amazon...well, the iPad just wasn't worth the money. He gawks, saying that the Kindle Fire can do about 95% of what the iPad can do - apps, books, magazines, music, movies, etc. The only things it lacks are the retina screen, camera, ample storage space, and 4G capability - things I would rarely, if ever use anyway.

My point is that, when Josh offered to buy me a new iPad for my Christmas gift this year (yep, we think that far in advance!), I quickly - and sadly - declined. I just can't justify spending that ridiculous amount of money on a device I could compare to the Kindle Fire, which runs about $200 rather than the iPad's $800. Needless to say, I'm a tad disappointed in Apple this year, what with the lame iPhone 4S upgrade and the over-hyped iPad. *Tsk, tsk*

All of this to say, I need your help. I've been contemplating purchasing a tablet for quite a while (mainly for e-reading), but I'm not sure I'm ready to give up the nostalgic comfort of flipping through the pages of a physical book. I love the smell, dog-earring the page I left off on, having books on the shelf...I'm just not sure I'm ready to give that up for a screen with words on it, although it's a novel idea (punny joke, punny joke).

Do you own an e-reader of any sort? How do you feel about switching from paper to screen? Tell me your thoughts.

4 comments:

Dani said...

I have a kindle touch, and it is amazing! I wish I could afford a tablet, but this works for me for now. I love how my eyes don't strain reading it, and also how I can add PDFs of papers I'm reading in classes rather than carry around 30 research papers at a time :)

Suzie Thomas said...

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Aubrey S. said...

I really like the iPad but agree that it's way overpriced.

Lisha @ 1house1couple said...

Hey Meagan, I actually stare at a computer screen most of the day, so for me if I want to read a book, I'd rather it be off screen, but that's just me. I'm not attached to the smell of books, and actually I'm rarely comfortable when reading, trying to hold the book in a position where I can actually read all the words on the pages. So for me it would be easier to hold a digital book. But I don't think I'll ever personally buy a digital book reader. I'm just not big on technology... You have to do what's right for you though... you should probably go with the cheaper kindle, since mainly all you want to do with it is read. You don't have to tell Apple, lol!

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