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Best Tablet or E-Reader for PDF Reading?

by Socinus / April 14, 2012 11:06 AM PDT

I'm looking for a tablet or e-reader to read PDF files.

I have a wide assortment of PDFs; some are very image intensive, some are pictures, some are just plain text.

I'm not looking for features beyond excellent PDF reading capability. A larger screen would be a plus.

Any suggestions?

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Then you may be forced
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2012 1:00 AM PDT

Here's my bet. You will compare the PDF capabilities to your PC.

This means you won't be happy until you get a Windows Tablet so the same "excellent" PDF software can be used.

I've seen this request before and for now, the only acceptable solution would be a Windows tablet. There are a few out there so do that or at least try the iPad.

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What kind of PDF
by KittyLurking / April 26, 2012 10:24 PM PDT

If your PDF's are pretty standard, you'll be able to easily read them on most tablets, but you'll have to get a PDF-reading app (there are many).

If your PDFs have some advanced functionality in them, you'll most likely have problems using them comfortably on any tablet.

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