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Old 03-11-2024, 09:56 AM   #16
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I use a tablet for everything as I can adjust it to be easy on my eyes (eye strain and screens really seems to be a YMMV issue), I read a fair number of PDFs, I like the ability to do research at the drop of a hat, I very much need the alarm and reminder functions, and I don't want to carry around more then one device.

The weight is less than ideal so I have pillows and/or props scattered around where I usually read.
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Old 03-12-2024, 04:21 AM   #17
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Thank you very much for your valuable input.

I think I will return those readers and buy a decent tablet, this is the better solution.
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Old 03-13-2024, 11:49 AM   #18
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If you're looking for a decent budget tablet, give Lenovo's line a look. I have two: an 8" for portable PDF reading (and GPS, but that's another thing) and a 10" for magazines, comic books, that sort of thing. They've been great, and didn't break my wallet.
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If you're looking for a decent budget tablet, give Lenovo's line a look. I have two: an 8" for portable PDF reading (and GPS, but that's another thing) and a 10" for magazines, comic books, that sort of thing. They've been great, and didn't break my wallet.
I've had two Lenovo 10″ approx models. Both more expensive than the far better TCL Nxtpaper 11, though that is more expensive than Lenovo on UK Amazon. It's better than an iPad or €1200+ Samsung.
The Lenovo models inferior to Kobo Elipsa 10.3" for mono text but the TCL Nxtpaper 11 is better than the Elipsa even for mono text.
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If you're looking for a decent budget tablet, give Lenovo's line a look.
I'll second Lenovo tablets. They make very nice, inexpensive tablets.

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I've had two Lenovo 10″ approx models. Both more expensive than the far better TCL Nxtpaper 11.
I was just looking at the TCL NXTPAPER yesterday. It doesn't look bad at all. But mostly seems like you could get the same effect with any tablet and a matte screen protector. But they are cheap.

I bought a Google Pixel Slate off of eBay. 12.3" screen, high resolution. Only issue is no SD card slot.
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I'll second Lenovo tablets. They make very nice, inexpensive tablets.
Yes. Also the Yoga with broom-handle bulge at one edge is 10,000 mAH charge and amazing quality audio on built in speakers, better than any laptop I've used (1st was HP in 1998).


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I was just looking at the TCL NXTPAPER yesterday. It doesn't look bad at all. But mostly seems like you could get the same effect with any tablet and a matte screen protector.
I'm willing to buy such an add-on for 10″ Lenovo Tab 10 or RCA Juno 10 and take comparative photos if anyone has a link that ships to Ireland at reasonable price.

The makers do shiny because it's cheapest and over bright video looks good with controlled light so there are no reflections (misleading marketing).
Decent matt finish that isn't a coating (that only works for TVs) is either expensive plastic (eink screens) or very expensive micro-etched tinted glass. You need the tint to reduce reflections from lower layers in the display, so a matt layer on top of existing glass won't be as good as Nxtpaper, but will help.

Reflections can cause severe headaches as your eyes unconsciously change focus fro the close display info and the farther away reflected object or light.
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I'm willing to buy such an add-on for 10″ Lenovo Tab 10 or RCA Juno 10 and take comparative photos...
For my previous tablet, the 12.2" Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (a very nice tablet let down by Samsung's lack of support or updates), I bought some matte screen protectors and thought they did a very good job of cutting the glare and making the screen feel like my e-ink screen.

I haven't seen a NXTPAPER screen in person, so don't know if there is a significant difference.

The pricing of NXTPAPER seems very good, though I haven't compared them spec by spec to a similar 'regular' Android tablet.
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E-readers are much better for my eyes.
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