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looking for a tablet for reading

by britishrocco / October 29, 2015 5:10 AM PDT

Hi, I can't decide what to get, any help will be very much appreciated.

Looking for an android tablet, thinking about getting rid of my printed magazine and switch to digital. Not sure about 9.7 or larger screen, should I look for an 4:3 ratio??

choices for now:
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9,7 po
Galaxy Tab 4 10,1 po
ACER ICONIA A3-A20 10.1"
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5"

Price Range: $150-$400
Screen: not sure 9.7" or 10"
expandable memory through SD or micro SDHC
primary uses: reading magazine
secondary uses: multimedia - video/music/internet, some skype


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4:3 is pretty dead now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2015 1:04 PM PDT

There are some holdouts but from my quick look, such would be pricey.

At home we have these in the 7-8 inch range.
Nexus 7
Tab 8
Amazon Fire HD 7

The winner here is the Amazon Fire HD 7.

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by britishrocco / October 29, 2015 5:18 PM PDT

Went to the store after work today to see them, I for sure deleted the acer from my list, don't like it. Seen the samsung tab A 9.7 look good also the getting rid of the tab 4 as they give 100$ off, looking pretty good and it's a 10.1" bug am not sure since they are old technology. Got an offer for an LG Gpad 2 8.0 but am afraid that 8.0 will be too small for my use. How are your 8" tablet for reading? Did you find it big enough??

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My wife uses the Amazon Fire HD 7 for hours at a time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2015 5:25 PM PDT
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The screen is sharp and battery life seems to be a week or more. Wish my Samsung Tab 3 8 inch lasted so long. If I were to buy another reader, it's going to be the Fire tablet. For general Android stuff I have a LG G4 phone and the Nexus 7. If the Nexus broke I'd buy another Nexus.

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For reading I prefer an 8" screen.
by Ecm / October 31, 2015 7:24 AM PDT

Previously, I used a Kindle Paperwhite. It was OK as a reader but that is all. Recently I switched to a Samsung Tab S2 with 8" screen. Several years ago I used an iPad Air but found it to big for reading in bed, awkward to hold. For me the Tab S is the right size, and runs apps. But the best part is the high resolution screen that has excellent clarity and color.

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by britishrocco / November 4, 2015 4:54 AM PST

what are your thought on the LG G Pad 2 8.0 or G pad 8.3 vs Asus zenpad s 8.0?

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