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Old 11-11-2019, 08:22 PM   #9
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An iPad won't damage your eyes. Maybe the bank balance. It's less tiring than a 6" eink for Letter or A4 PDFs. Novels in epub/mobi/azw are likely less tiring on eInk and longer battery life. If you only want to read big PDFs, you can get a good enough 10" Android tablet for 1/2 the price of an iPad. You might need a larger tablet for some PDFs.

You can put maybe 5000+ novels, many illustrated, on an 8G ereader with 6.7G free at Factory reset. Probably closer to 6K.
At one a day that's about 13 years reading. At one a week nearly 96 years. I might sometimes manage three books in a day, if they are about 45,000 words and I do absolutely nothing else and stay up very late.

If the storage is needed because of comics, magazines, PDFs, Manga etc, then get a 12" Android or Windows tablet that takes a 256G micro SDHX card, about 30 or less. The cost of iPad storage is crazy. Though 10" MIGHT be big enough.

I'm convinced eInk based eReaders originally had SD card slots because there was only 0.3G to 1.3G Flash free after the OS. Most people with ordinary novels will find 4G enough and 8G is loads for regular novels. More graphic or PDF content is dire on 6", dubious on 7" and marginal on 8". The 10" to 14" range of eink are madly expensive and the big Sony ones are really ONLY for PDF, not actually ereaders.

Best to have a 6" or 7" for novels and a big colour LCD tablet (but not overpriced iPad) for graphic / PDF stuff.
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