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Old 04-13-2017, 08:57 PM   #5
barryem
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I have an 8" Acer with a full HD screen. For me anything larger than 8" would be clumsy for reading. I have 9.7" and 10" tablets but I wouldn't use them for reading.

The Acer's screen is exceptional and I've tried to use it for reading but it's still too big for me and too heavy even though it's a fairly light tablet. I do read some on my phone and I've found that my eyes are bothered by reading on an LCD screen so I have to limit myself to about 20 minute sessions and I can read just fine. My new phone has an AMOLED screen and I can read nearly twice as long without eyestrain. If I go too long on either of them I can't read for the rest of the day. Of course not everyone has that problem with LCD screens but I do and a lot of people do.

Today I read for about 2 or 3 hours on my e-ink Kobo. I can't do that with a tablet or phone. It really makes a big difference.

If you like the size and you're not bothered by long sessions with an LCD you might like the Tab S. I had the original 9.7 Tab S. I didn't like it because I was always accidentally hitting the capacative buttons so I eventually sold it, but other than that it was a really nice tablet.

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