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E Readers and PDFs (and other text)

by Tosca / January 23, 2013 10:58 AM PST

Hello --

I have a lot of pdfs and .docs, .rtfs to read and would love your recommendations for readers that use reflow rather than zoom to view such documents. I'd also like the ability to annotate though that is not critical - comfortable reading is.


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You had me till RTF.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2013 9:41 AM PST

It looks like you want a Windows 8 RT tablet. Nothing else will come close.

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by Tosca / January 24, 2013 10:02 AM PST
In reply to: You had me till RTF.

Thanks - I've given up on E Readers.

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e readers
by Tosca / January 24, 2013 11:16 AM PST
In reply to: You had me till RTF.

Sorry - I still should have said Thanks - you confirmed what I was seeing and hearing and reading.

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I hear you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2013 10:37 PM PST
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It looked close until a certain point. The office is porting Android apps so I get to see and test a few more tablets than I care for but even the fairly high end units such as the Transformer might not do all you asked. I'd look at the Windows 8 RT or Surface and then think again about a smallish laptop. I've traveled with smaller laptops such as an 11 inch and it went well. And it didn't cost as much as some tablets.

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by Tosca / January 25, 2013 3:01 AM PST
In reply to: I hear you.

Yes - I've started looking at tablets, especially the IPad and Mini. Pricey and more than (I think) I need but nice. The only thing I'm pretty sure of is that I will not go the phone route (!)
Thanks for the post.

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iPad is a great choice...
by Doh_1 / February 1, 2013 8:29 AM PST
In reply to: Tablets

Yes, the iPad is a great choice, I have an iPad 3 and I really like it for reading. And then there are a lot more capabilities that one can make use of when one isn't reading *smile*. I've also heard good things about the Nexus 10, so I'd be checking that out as well. If you're concerned with price, the Nexus 7 might be a good one to look at. The iPad Mini doesn't seem to cost that much less than a regular iPad.

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