Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Which one should I buy?

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-20-2014, 12:52 PM   #1
wmac
Junior Member
wmac began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 6
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2008
Device: PRS-505
Unhappy Tablet for reading large books (mostly academic)

Hello everyone,

I have owned several tablets and attempted to read books on them but I mostly find myself printing the ebook for reading (programming, academic, business...).

I think I print the book because I am not comfortable reading the ebook on the tablet or perhaps because it does not provide the features (i.e. writing and highlighting on the pages) in an intuitive way.

- Previously I was able to finish a few books on a 8.9 inch tablet but I was not happy of the battery life and quality.

- Then I bought a nexus 7. The quality and the battery life is ok but I am always panning, and zooming. In general the experience does not compare to reading a book. It just needs too much struggle to read a book. The highlighting is a disaster (it once took me 3 minutes to highlight a line).

Could users suggest me the tablet which they found most comfortable and more near to the experience of reading a book?

I should read hundreds of books (mostly academic and large) but the nexus 7 just does not work.

Thanks.
wmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 09:16 PM   #2
meeera
Wizard
meeera ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.meeera ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.meeera ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.meeera ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.meeera ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.meeera ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.meeera ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.meeera ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.meeera ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.meeera ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.meeera ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
meeera's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,379
Karma: 28601854
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Australia
Device: Kobo H2O, iPad Air 2, MBP; support AuraHD,Kindle,KAura,KGlo
Most people would find it difficult to read scientific papers on a seven inch tablet. You are likely to find is easiest with a large tablet with the right aspect ratio. Since you haven't mentioned a budget, an iPad Air is probably your first choice.

There are a gazillion threads here on which device to buy for reading PDFs/technical papers - cruise a few of those for more opinions.

Last edited by meeera; 06-24-2014 at 07:12 AM.
meeera is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 06-24-2014, 05:27 AM   #3
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 85,536
Karma: 82356324
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Oasis 2, iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 6
I'd second the recommendation for an iPad. It has an excellent battery life and - more importantly for me - a 4:3 aspect ratio, which personally I find better for reading on than the 16:10 aspect ratio of most other tablets.
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to set up Android tablet for e-books reading ittiandro Android Devices 23 11-13-2013 10:46 PM
Noob questions about reading comic books on a tablet Bobosmite Android Devices 8 02-23-2013 10:52 AM
E-reader for Academic Reading greeneggs Which one should I buy? 38 07-12-2011 06:47 PM
Academic reading: Large screen readers ever releasing? lillfjant Which one should I buy? 21 07-03-2010 10:07 AM
Sustained academic reading: Eye fatigue? lillfjant Apple Devices 5 06-13-2010 09:52 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:06 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.