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Best tablet for reading in low and high light conditions?

by zhileezy / January 15, 2013 2:28 AM PST

I'm planning a trip to Asia in the near future and am looking for a tablet to use only for reading. I need something that has a back light for low-light reading and I need something that has minimal glare for high-light environments. I've considered the Kindle Paperwhite, but I have no hands-on experience with it. I have an iPad that I use for other activities... this new device is only intended for reading. Aside from the visibility factor, weight is also a concern. Anyone have recommendations? Thanks!

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I have had a few such things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 15, 2013 2:32 AM PST

And the no backlight is solved the same way as when you want to read a book. We slip on some light source and today our choices have never been better with clip on LED book lights.

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I enjoy physical books too but...
by zhileezy / January 15, 2013 8:26 AM PST

Since I'm traveling to Asia for an extended period, carrying a ton of books isn't an option. That's why I'm looking for recommendations on a tablet Wink

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You have it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 15, 2013 9:04 AM PST
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In your opinion (Bob)
by zhileezy / January 15, 2013 11:46 PM PST
In reply to: You have it.

What is the best Happy I'm open to any suggestions. Thanks again!

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For me I have a few tablets.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 15, 2013 11:58 PM PST
In reply to: In your opinion (Bob)

But the office is porting apps so at the office we have many. Including the KF HD, Nexus 7, Asus Transformer and a dozen others.

You seem to have found exactly what you are looking for but your posts seem to ask for a backlight and this has it. Is this an issue where you didn't know it had it?

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by zhileezy / January 18, 2013 11:19 PM PST

No Bob, I'm aware that the Paperwhite has a backlight, I just haven't found any other devices that really provide the same kind of user experience. I was hoping, prior to purchasing anything, that I might get a bit of insight from users of other devices. Perhaps there is another device that I'm unfamiliar with, that could satisfy my requirements?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 19, 2013 12:36 AM PST
In reply to: Backlight

I wish you had lead with "the paperwhite is exactly what I want but who else makes one like it."

I'm going to decline doing that research but look at the Nook non-color unit.

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