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What tablet (for reading) should i go for?

edited February 2015 in Tools & Technology
Now a days, we have lots of coaching and other reference material available in form of .pdf files, videos and then we have current affair websites, news websites etc.

Sitting on laptop all day or carrying it around (between table/chair and bed) makes life (and upsc preparation ) bit hell.... For example, other day i wanted to read a NCERT book by .pdf but left after few pages because of eye-stain and also all-day-starting-at-laptop irritates me.

I'm looking to buy a tablet, so please tell me:
What is appropriate size? 7" or 8" or more?
What is appropriate screen resolution?
My budget is not more than 10,000 at any cost. I have wi-fi available and no need of a SIM/Calling tab.

Note: One can not deny the fact that internet/pdf/videos/digital-content has taken at-least 60% space and books are left for 40% only.

Please friends, suggest something.
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  • 4k- digiflip
    7k- dell
    I HV used both for reading ourpose ..both r gud enough
    Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.
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  • Please suggest a calling tablet with 2gb ram,atleast 16 hard disk,8" screen
    budget- 15 k
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  • U can check dell 8..its a budget tab arnd 10k..satisfies or req
    Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.
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  • Lenovo is good..
    Voice calling too
    + in budget
    Ghandi Nehru ,etc have just selfless service in common.
    Be selfless if u can afford loosing it!!
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  • Hp slate 7 voice tab ...around 11k..it is gud fr reading purpose..
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  • dnt knw abt other brands but nvr go for samsung ive the tablet version of Samsung note despite of having wome good specs overall the exp is horrible and same goes with other devices of samsung
    if one can do without calling than go for nexus or ipad if with calling than go for lenovo
    ehh what's up doc!!!!

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  • edited February 2015
    @Vssingh:
    Please go for HP VoiceTab 7. The new one.

    http://www.flipkart.com/m/hp-7-voice-tab/p/itmeyfhfdxxjyyxk?pid=TABEYFGTKPZHUVHP&icmpid=reco_pp_same_tablet_5&ppid=TABDU4SGZWTCV3HR&otracker=Recommendation

    Its camera has flash and its display is better than Dell Venue. I use old Nexus, nothing beats it but unfortunately only its new version is avalaible now, costing 15K. Go ahead with HP!
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  • Hi All,
    I am also looking for a tablet device. I am even considering Yoga 2, which is kind of heavy but nice. It is bit expensive. Another device I am considering is a 8-9k Samsung device I saw in a store. Any reviews on Yoga 2 (portability is a problem ) here?
    *No good deed goes unpunished*
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  • I bought the Asus memo pad me572. It is currently not available in India. I used geb eBay. Using coupons I got it for 13k.
    CSE 2016/17
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  • @all any review on acer tablet-cum-lap? I got 2 knw dat it is vry nice device plus it costs only 19k..
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  • Hi All,
    I am also looking for a tablet device. I am even considering Yoga 2, which is kind of heavy but nice. It is bit expensive. Another device I am considering is a 8-9k Samsung device I saw in a store. Any reviews on Yoga 2 (portability is a problem ) here?
    Sirji aap yahan ! ^:)^
    I would say plz dnt go for 7 or 8' tab.
    10' screen could be an ideal one.
    :-bd
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  • Hi All,
    I am also looking for a tablet device. I am even considering Yoga 2, which is kind of heavy but nice. It is bit expensive. Another device I am considering is a 8-9k Samsung device I saw in a store. Any reviews on Yoga 2 (portability is a problem ) here?


    Sirji aap yahan ! ^:)^
    I would say plz dnt go for 7 or 8' tab.
    10' screen could be an ideal one.
    :-bd

    I am a little novice at latest consumer electronics developments. What would you recommend in a 10 inches screen size?
    *No good deed goes unpunished*
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  • All, It will be great if you can post flipkart links when you refer to a certain model, instead of just saying Lenovo or Acer. That will really help novice people like us figure out the exact model of the device.
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  • @neyawn Sir, If it is within your budget, go for iPad Mini. Its user interface is awesome, and typing is actually painless . So do consider it once before buying any Android device.
    Thank you. I will.
    By the way, how much does the iPad Mini cost? How does it compare to iPad Air, which I heard is also very portable and lightweight ( Sorry if I sound newbie, but I really haven't ventured into the tabs market and have not done any research on this before )
    *No good deed goes unpunished*
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  • @neyawn Sir, If it is within your budget, go for iPad Mini. Its user interface is awesome, and typing is actually painless . So do consider it once before buying any Android device.
    +1
    @Neyawn sirji, I own google+asus nexus 7 2012 android tab.
    As the name says it is a 7' screen.
    I solely use it to read tons of pdfs related to competitive exams prep.
    I am not much pleased with the screen size and its aspect ratio wrt width and height.
    reading experience is also not that great.
    Diff ppl might have diff perceptions, I am telling you my experience only.
    that is why I said go for a 10" screen if u want to use it for reading purpose and that too for a longer stretch.
    im not much aware about the latest advancement but yes, google asus has 10" tab, even samsung has one in that segment.
    I would again suggest you to do a good research before buying a tab.
    good luck
    tc
    God's Favourite
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  • http://m.snapdeal.com/product/lenovo-idea-tab-a1000/417993652
    This is a good one with voice calling ...
    Ghandi Nehru ,etc have just selfless service in common.
    Be selfless if u can afford loosing it!!
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  • Screen size definitely matters here. I own a Smasung Galaxy Tab 3 (8inch) and reading on it is just average. If one wants a tab for purely reading purposes then make sure size is atleast 10 inches.
    The fault , dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings .
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  • edited February 2015
    @Vssingh:
    Please go for HP VoiceTab 7. The new one.

    http://www.flipkart.com/m/hp-7-voice-tab/p/itmeyfhfdxxjyyxk?pid=TABEYFGTKPZHUVHP&icmpid=reco_pp_same_tablet_5&ppid=TABDU4SGZWTCV3HR&otracker=Recommendation

    Its camera has flash and its display is better than Dell Venue. I use old Nexus, nothing beats it but unfortunately only its new version is avalaible now, costing 15K. Go ahead with HP!
    I have bought the same tab from snapdeal
    http://www.snapdeal.com/product/hp-7-voice-tab/346093861

    But I didnt bought this tab for reading cuz I already have a printer. I bought this tab mainly for browsing net and checking mail.
    The Road To Success Comes Through Hardwork, Determinations and Sacrifice...
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  • http://m.snapdeal.com/product/lenovo-idea-tab-a1000/417993652
    This is a good one with voice calling ...
    only 2g net..nt a wrthy deal..
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  • @neyawn Sir, If it is within your budget, go for iPad Mini. Its user interface is awesome, and typing is actually painless . So do consider it once before buying any Android device.


    Thank you. I will.
    By the way, how much does the iPad Mini cost? How does it compare to iPad Air, which I heard is also very portable and lightweight ( Sorry if I sound newbie, but I really haven't ventured into the tabs market and have not done any research on this before )
    Difference between iPad Air(9.7") and iPad Mini(7.9") is screen size. All other features are same. iPad Mini costs 28-36k for 16/32/64 GB Wi-Fi only versions and 44-53k for Wi-Fi+cellular versions. iPad Air starts from 45k. iPad Mini and Air are best among the tablets but iPads have limitations/restrictions like no expandable memory and file transfer from desktop/laptop only through iTune and no USB OTG support.
    9/10" screen is best for reading.But very few tablets come with 10.1"screen. Only Samsung,Asus,Lenovo,Sony have some models.Lenovo Yoga 2 (both Android & Windows) are good. Windows is 10".Samsung tabs don't have good record. HTC Nexus 9 is another good option but it has similar issues like iPad. You should first decide budget,screen size,with/wthout SIM card slot etc.
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  • edited February 2015
    Screen size definitely matters here. I own a Smasung Galaxy Tab 3 (8inch) and reading on it is just average. If one wants a tab for purely reading purposes then make sure size is atleast 10 inches.
    Thank you for authenticating my statement
    ^:)^ B-)
    God's Favourite
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  • @Neyawn
    I guess the problem with yoga 2 is its low battery backup life.
    correct me if I am wrong.
    asus has one product in its transporter series having price around 30k (dnt remember the exact name but it is 2013 version) which falls in tab+laptop category with windows os
    pros - windows os, one can use mrunal note maker, more utility than android os, battery life 10 hrs approx. etc
    cons - asus brand name is ok types, less customer base for its products ie less product reviews.
    God's Favourite
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  • @Neyawn
    I guess the problem with yoga 2 is its low battery backup life.
    correct me if I am wrong.
    asus has one product in its transporter series having price around 30k (dnt remember the exact name but it is 2013 version) which falls in tab+laptop category with windows os
    pros - windows os, one can use mrunal note maker, more utility than android os, battery life 10 hrs approx. etc
    cons - asus brand name is ok types, less customer base for its products ie less product reviews.
    It's Asus Transformer Pad (Android) & Book (Windows) series. All Transformers come with keyboard.Books don't have SIM card slot. Asus is an excellent brand for tablets and other products.Reason for low customer base is less marketing.Transformer pads,books and Fonepads have very good review.
    Cons- Asus tabs don't support stylus like Samsung tabs.
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  • It's Asus Transformer Pad (Android) & Book (Windows) series. All Transformers come with keyboard.Books don't have SIM card slot. Asus is an excellent brand for tablets and other products.Reason for low customer base is less marketing.Transformer pads,books and Fonepads have very good review.
    Cons- Asus tabs don't support stylus like Samsung tabs.
    Dear,
    thank you for your info.
    I don't think stylus is that important.
    yes, I agree with you on asus less marketing trends.
    As of now I would suggest to wait and watch for a month or two, as tab+laptop market is really going to be a hit with many players emerging with trendy products.
    God's Favourite
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