What's the best Tablet for editing/reviewing documents?
July 7, 2011 5:52 AM Subscribe
Tablet Advice: I read/review/edit manuscripts all the time - Which tablet should I get to facilitate this on the go?
posted by mateuslee to Technology (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for a tablet that will let me read PDFs and Word documents. Although I don't need to edit those documents very much, I would like to be able to highlight potential problems/questions for review on my work computer.
I commute and travel a good deal and it occurs to me that a Tablet may be a good "intermediary" device to allow me to do this without having to lug around a laptop to inconvenient places, especially on the train or in the airport.
I am a PC user who mainly operates out of the cloud (mainly google-docs), but sometimes I just edit/read Word docs stored in dropBox. I'm concerned that doing this on the iPad may result in some formatting changes.
I have an Android with a data-plan already, so I can tether the device without any problem. Also, I already have a Nook -- but as it doesn't allow for editing (and doesn't do a good job adjusting fonts or showing special characters), it isn't enough.
Anyway, I was looking at the Dell Streak (simple enough, and cheap!) or the iPad (I like how the backlight shuts off when you're reading an ebook, that's an excellent feature which I think would be worth paying for if any other device has it).
Does anyone have any advice?