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Rob would you say the ipad mini is much more preferable as an e-reader then a full sized ipad?
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Definitely (I have both). The weight alone is a huge factor. An IPad is great for propping on a desk to watch video or to have sitting on your lap. Holding it one handed to read is a chore given it's weight and size. The mini weighs less than every other 7" tablet on the market.

Also the Mini has very narrow side bezels. This actually makes the reading experience more like a book as you have almost edge to edge page rather than wide white or black bezels bracketing the book.

Also at 13 hours of battery life, it eats all of the full sized IPad's for breakfast in the longevity department.

My only beef having come from Android E-Readers is that the reading apps are limited in selection.

Stanza is the best currently but it does not support series metadata with EPUB files. You can manually create collections but it gets to be a bit cumbersome with large numbers of books.
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Would I be able to use books that I've downloaded from thr internet? What format do they use, PDF? Or am I stuck getting books off the app store?

EDIT: Nevermind, looks like I can. Sweet.
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Stanza will read a variety of formats. EPUB is the easiest.
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Well, I use aldiko (free) for epub, it work great.
    
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There is no Aldiko for the IPad OS...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Domino View Post

When it comes down to it, for me, the moment I get to connect a controller to my tablet is the moment I realize which OS is for me. Touch controls are garbage, and every tablet can serve the same function anyways.

good point, can't really do that with a 10" tablet.
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which is the best or bestS for playing games?

EDIT: nvm looks like we're getting the Iconia A110, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJBY8S80Jas

like a little kid is gonna complain about the ppi. maybe if it was as bad my absolutely terrible acer flat screen from way back with negative view angle (always slightly inverted colors) but, isn't that bad the video shows a decent screen.
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Based on what?

I had one and returned it.

No Micro SD slot, no DLNA support, no HDMI out (or dongle/MHL support) and shoddy build quality (I had a raised screen on mine).

Also the only way you can use external storage (USB or Hard Drive) via the OTG port is to root it.

When the AT270 goes on sale again for $299 (and it will from what Toshiba told me), it will again be a far superior tablet for only $40 more...

Acer is releasing the A110 in about 2 weeks that is also going to be a competitor. Mind you we have no details on it's battery life as yet. Slightly lower res screen but same cpu, micro SD, HDMI out and USB OTG support out of the box all for $199.

The Nexus 7 is $260 for a 16GB unit. I'd much rather a $200 8 GB unit and buy 3 - 32 GB Micro SD cards for $18 each.

You don't have to root the Nexus 7 to use the OTG cable and a flash drive!
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Awesome work Rob. Is the chart pretty up to date yet in terms of what's still in the market? Looking for the best low-priced tablet for the wife for reading textbooks, web browsing, and watching videos (hulu.com and youtube).
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