The majority of tablet users say they find reading text on an LCD screen easier
The majority of tablet users say they find reading text on an LCD screen easier or about the same as reading printed material, a survey has found.
According to research firm Gartner, 52% of tablet and iPad users it surveyed prefer reading off a digital display than paper.
A further 42% said they found no difference between the two, with just 6% saying they found paper easier to read.
In contrast, among laptop users the greater proportion (47%) said they found computer monitors harder to read from than paper. A third of notebook owners said it took the same amount of effort.
Overall, people were spending nearly as much time reading off digital displays as paper, the group said.
Gartner polled more than 1,500 tablet and laptop owners around the US, UK, China, Japan, Italy and India for the study.
Copyright Press Association 2011