Characteristics of electronic books

E-book is the common name of the group of highly specialized compact tablet computer devices designed to display text information provided in electronic form. The main difference between this group of computing devices from handheld computers, Tablet PCs, subnotebooks and web- pad is limited functionality for significantly longer battery life. This is achieved through the use of technology E-ink. The display made ​​by this technology shows just a few shades of gray, and, most importantly, consumes energy only to generate the image. Electronic books attributed to species Tablet PCs. Their appearance is due to the development and specialization of tablet PCs in general. In addition, modern electronic books are often equipped with touch screen and have advanced features. Can hardly be called electronbook, multi-functional device that allows you to not only read but also edit the text. As a rule, modern e-books are based on energy-efficient processor architectures ARM. For this category of devices processors are used, specially designed for smartphones and mobile Internet devices. The electronic books are commonly used types of operating systems of Linux, with a redesigned user interface, limiting the possibility of using the device specifically for reading electronic books. The functions available to the user, gradually expanding, and apart from reading books, the software allows you to: browse photo albums, listen to music and even play simple computer games in modern devices. In electronic book can be implemented search for text, hyperlinks, and display time and discharge notes. The same device can store hundreds and thousands of books. E-book is much easier to transport, due to lower weight and volume, compared to printed books font and font size if necessary, can be changed in the process of reading E-book allows you to display animated pictures, media clips, or play audio books. Firmware-speech synthesizers allow reads text dissemination and retrieval of electronic books has a substantially lower cost than paper-based counterparts. Using the e-book reduces the damage caused to the environment, as in the production (as opposed to printed counterparts) save a lot of paper. Contrast and sharpness are no worse than plain paper. Device for reading electronic books are more susceptible to physical damage than printed books. These devices to date have a high cost.