I have been considering buying a kindle for a while, but am wondering if I would be better to get the natpc? Could anyone tell me how good the kindle app is or should I stick with the kindle if I mainly want it for books?
The Kindle has significantly better battery life and has e-ink which gives clear black and white text.
The NATPC is a fully fledged tablet and therefore can run other apps, including for example kobo and google books so you have potentially a wider range of books from more than one supplier. The text quality is good and in colour too if you need to view diagrams and illustrations.
Summed up above. Pays yer money, takes yer choice. Kindle battery life is without doubt better, & the screen is better in direct sunlight (but I've never had a problem). Tablet you can surf, email, edit docs, play games etc etc. For pure book reader deffo the Kindle. Anything else get the tab.
Well I have a kindle AND a tablet, they are both very different beasts, I do have the kindle app on my tablet, but will always read from my kindle if at all possible, the screen is build for it, the e-ink is easier on the eyes, as is the fact it isn't back lit. However I wouldn't be without my tablet either (Just ordered a new one of these ones :D), browsing, emails, games, video etc are all great on them, and the 7inch size is just the same size as my kindle and both go everywhere with me, tucked in my bag.
I use the Really Tiny Light which I like. You will likely find reading novels for any length of time on a LCD, particularly a low res LCD really tiring. Reading on an e-ink devices, even with a light is much more pleasurable.
In addition many people find backlit screens not relaxing and can cause sleep problems. I do use my phone for reading but never in bed and never when I have access to my Kindle e-reader.
I'm poor, I can't afford both. But for reading I'll nick the wife's Kindle if I can prise it away from her (has hardware ever been cited as divorce grounds?.....). That said, the tab always goes away with me for when I get tired of reading. Beware of data charges abroad...