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Tablet for PDF Journal Articles?

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#1 skypilotpete


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:17 AM

I wish to purchase a tablet for reading (and annotating) academic journal articles in PDF format. I would like some advice on the MINIMUM screen size for comfortable viewing, and also the IDEAL screen size.

I currently have an older Samsung Galaxy 7.7 in tablet, and that is too small for my needs.


Operating System: preferably Android

Price Range: Up to $400 Australian


I am considering a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" WiFi only, which retails at a local store for AU$329, but I'm not sure if this is big enough for comfortable full page journal article viewing.

There is also a cheaper 10 inch Lenovo tablet in the store, but I have no experience of this manufacturer.


I hope someone here has direct experience in this area.

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#2 C0bra


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:39 AM

Minimum screen size, and ideal screen size are both very subjective topics. What works best for someone else, may not work for you.


The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be biggest tablet available that is popular. There are tablets with 20"+ screens but that's roughly the size of a computer monitor - but I'm not aware of any mainstream brand that manufactures them. Lenovo is a good, I have no personal experience with their tablet line, but if they're anything like their Laptops they should be okay.


Go to the store and see if you can get your hands on it. They likely have a display model, or wouldn't mind taking it out of the box to show it to you.

Edited by C0bra, 01 February 2018 - 07:40 AM.


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#3 RossTeagan


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 04:22 AM

You can get either the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or an iPad.

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