Help me choose the right tablet
December 10, 2012 2:29 PM Subscribe
I know this is well trodden ground, but I have a question about tablets. I want a tablet that will mainly be for reading/annotating pdfs (academic papers). My main worries are eye strain and stylus integration. What's my best bet?
posted by no regrets, coyote to computers & internet (19 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
The Galaxy Note 10.1 seems like it has what I want, except the resolution isn't up to the quality of other tablets at that price point. I hate reading for long periods of time on my computer monitors, so I'm worried the lower-res screen might have the same effect.
The iPad and Nexus 10 both have great resolution, but from the online reviews I hear mixed things about how various apps work with 3rd party stylus (for example not being able to rest your hand on the tablet surface while writing). I'm also a lefty for bonus difficulty.
I'm pretty sure I want the larger size screen, so the 7" tablets are out.
Do you have any experience with any of these tablets -- or others -- using them for long periods of reading/note-taking? I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks!