Touchscreen or Buttons?

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I prefer touchscreen. I have a netbook/tablet hybrid and I use Kindle for PC to read books I buy on Amazon and calibre to read free books and books I buy on other websites so actually touchscreen is not really a choice. However, in both Kindle and calibre I can turn page touching the side in any point so it's not a problem moving my hands up and down for other reasons while if I had phisical buttons I'd have to reach for them in the right positions.
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Definitely Touchscreen, it's more flexible and easy to use.
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Buttons! I am old-fashioned in this sense. I downgraded from a larger touchscreen tablet as an e-reader to an older Kindle with full keyboard. I don't have to worry about accidental touches. Touchscreen is definitely faster, but I love the tactile experience. Perhaps the "taktaktak" sound is more satisfying to me. :)
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I prefer touch screens. Buttons are not a problem but when you read all day with your device, it can be a pain on your fingers.

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Touch Screen, of course, it's handling is easier.
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I prefer touch screen because it just seems easier and less likely to break.

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