Originally Posted by kgn
Also - tablets have an OS (so do ebook readers, of course, but much less stable) . They crash, need rebooting, etc. My ebook reader ALWAYS works. I just turn it on and read. Android is as buggy as all hell. Dunno about the Ipad.
????? I don't know what android tablets you've been using, but I can count the amount of unplanned reboots on 1 finger on my Flyer. Because that was 0. The only time I rebooted was when I rooted it and put Honeycomb on it...
Some Android implementations are more stable than others, but that has nothing to do with Android itself, but with the final build that has been adapted by the manufacturer of the tablet.
@Tramsden: I'd look for a 7" with as much pixels as possible. The higher resolution, the easier it will be to read upon. I wouldn't pick a cheaper tablet, as their screens usually aren't as nice. We've got two tablets at home, both have the same resolution and screensize, but my Flyer has a much clearer screen than the other (cheaper) tablet. I'd go to a store where they sell several versions and start comparing. Open a website, with a lot of text and see which looks best...