Originally Posted by holymadness
A question for mini owners: how is reading PDFs on the 8" screen? Do you find you have to zoom and swipe a lot, or can you read the text as is?
Input from those who own both a mini and a regular-size iPad is especially appreciated.
Reading PDFs is pretty good on my iPad3. The need for zooming is totally dependent on the type of PDF of course. A PDF with small text or multi-column tables will often require zooming, but zooming on an iPad is really straight forward and easy.
Having said that, I still find PDFs on any tablet or computer monitor a royal PITA. Adobe developed PDF a quarter of a century ago to make secure print documents portable and digital. Beyond that, PDFs were never meant for reading on a computer, just for printing out. Publishers need to find a better platform to use than the antiquated PDF format.