Reading On Paper Is Faster Than iBooks on the iPad


Wed, Jul 7th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

It will take you longer to read a book on an iPad or Kindle compared to the printed page, according to a recent study. Dr. Jakob Nielsen of the Nielsen Norman Group, a product development consultancy, compared the reading times of 24 users on the Kindle 2, an iPad using the iBooks application, a PC monitor and good old fashioned paper. The study found that although reading on an electronic tablet was up to 10.7 percent slower than reading a printed book, users preferred reading books on a tablet device compared to the paper book. The PC monitor, meanwhile, was universally hated as a reading platform among all test subjects.



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