Originally Posted by Tacty
if the point is only for reading ebooks i would go with some 8" 4:3 tablets...they're cheap, and better for reading because of 4:3 screen ratio.
4:3 feels better for a larger tablet for reading PDFs, but doesn't really make much difference for ebook fiction on a smaller tablet.
I've just measured a typical trade paperback, and the visible page area (losing a tenth of an inch because of the fold) is 6.7" / 3.9" = a ratio of 1.72.
A 4:3 screen has a ratio of 1.33. A typical Android tablet at 16:10 has a ratio of 1.6.
In other words, the 'widescreen' tablets are closer to the ratio of a paperback page than the '4:3' tablets.