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Best tablet to for e-reading

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Initial post: Jul 11, 2011, 7:51:28 AM PDT
N. Robinson says:
Hi All
I am starting college in the fall and can purchase some of my textbooks as e-books. Which is the best tablet for reading? I would also like to able to do all the usual surfing, emailing social networking stuff.

Posted on Jul 11, 2011, 8:05:24 AM PDT
C. Schmidt says:
The "best" e-reader would be a dedicated one with an e-ink display. Easy on the eyes, though reading in the dark can be a problem. The Nook Color would come up second, because you can read it in the dark and do more tablet things with it. Far more tablet things if you're willing to root it and flash a custom ROM. That being said, the price of the Nook Color is the same as the Viewsonic gTablet, which is larger (10" screen), and performs better.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2011, 8:42:53 PM PDT
N.Robinson says:
After looking at the viewsonic has decided me against it. I will probably pick up the Galaxy 10.1 or the Asus tablet. I need something that will take the place of my laptop while at school and the veiwsonic doesn't look like it would cut it. As for the e-reader I have one and it just won't work with my textbooks, but thanks for the help.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2011, 8:58:42 PM PDT
C. Schmidt says:
Any time. I would be interested in hearing the deciding differences you found between the Transformer, the Tab 10.1, and the gTablet as all three are based on the same hardware. Getting your outlook on it will help me with my own customers.

Posted on Jul 28, 2011, 10:33:50 AM PDT
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WellMiss says:
I bought an Ipad for my son to go to college. It has nook, kindle, barnes and noble, ibooks, google books and overdrive which is the public library reader. All of these are able to be used on his Itouch, along with his laptop.

He will also use this to take notes, by using noteshelf, you use your own handwritting. Schedule his time. Answer email, and download class lectures from Itunes University to preview some of his lectures.

It is more money, but it does much more.


UPDATE: I bought myself a kindle fire and love it. There are a few things that can't be done on a fire vs ipad. The note taking and calendar issues are easily taken care of with apps ( calendargoo, and handwriting apps ). I like the smaller size easier to carry in my bag...and I got my fire for the one day deal of 139....worth every penny. Also signed up for Amazon prime.....check it out.

Posted on Jul 28, 2011, 1:03:58 PM PDT
C. Schmidt says:
Does much more than what, exactly?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2011, 4:51:46 AM PDT
WellMiss says:
A dedicated ereader

Posted on Sep 3, 2011, 8:32:44 AM PDT
C. Schmidt says:
Oh, certainly! I would hope so, given that it's around four times the price.

Posted on Apr 29, 2012, 4:58:08 PM PDT
Nancy Bout says:
Tablets ok... iPad (I love IOS) BUT I don't do NOT enjoy reading 10 inch screens
Ebooks(just me) and I DO enjoy reading in color soo I grabbed the kindle fire which works
For ebooks and emailing,surfing,Facebook, magazines whatever.
I also like the Nook tablet....There is a device now all in one lol Samsung note!
It's a phone,and tablet all wrapped up in one!
It's basically what YOU prefer!
The IPAD 3 isn't too heavy if u have the $$ and don't kind the larger size I'd go for that
Or other similar tablets ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2012, 6:05:48 PM PDT
B. Marks says:
All of the things you've listed that the Ipad can do can be done as easily with any good Android tablet. Those apps are all available for both platforms.

That's not to say that the Ipad isn't a fine tablet. It is. But so are the better Android tablets.


Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 5:44:22 PM PST
Jsp says:
Recommendations please. Looking for an easy to use tablet mainly to read journal articles, surf web and e-mail.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012, 2:46:29 AM PST
Cosmin says:
galaxy tab 8.9
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