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I've recently gotten into comic books and my busted up ipad 2 that I can't get to update (weird issues after a drop ages ago) needs to go. I use a tablet for absolutely nothing but reading which leaves me in a weird place. I want a high res screen but I don't need the power of the more expensive tablets. So does anyone make a underpowered tablet with a high res screen at a low price, or should I just wait for the new ipad/nexus 10 and spend the big bucks to do nothing but read/look at pictures.
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IPad is the way to go. It's 4:3 aspect is much better suited to comic reading than the landscape screen on the Nexus 10. Plus the battery life is far superior.

If you are not concerned about power then why wait for a new model to be released. Pick up the cheapest IPad 4 you can find and away you go.
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If you are not concerned about power then why wait for a new model to be released. Pick up the cheapest IPad 4 you can find and away you go.

+1. A refurbished iPad 3 or 4 should save you quite a few bucks and works really well if you read in landscape. Even reading in portrait, I find it easier to balance the 4:3 iPad compared to 16:10 Android tablets.

The iPad 3 is cheaper but it's just by around $30 and imho, you're better off spending the small extra to get the faster iPad 4.
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Depend on what screen size you are comfortable with. I read 1200 x 836 Manga scans just fine on a Nexus 7, and being able comfortably hold the Tablet(portait mode) in one hand instead of two is a big plus. I would suggest picking up either a Ipad Mini 2(might have retina), LG's Gpad 8.3(8.3"1920X1200 screen, $349, no reviews yet though) or Nexus 7 2013(1920X1200).

Small tablets are much cheaper($229 for N7, $329 for Ipad Mini, $349 for Gpad 8.3), easier to carry(size & weight) and takes less time to charge. The Mini and Nexus 7 2013 also have very good battery life.



Stay away from nexus 10(big, heavy, battery life no good & screen quality mediocre) and get a Ipad 4 if you must get a big tablet.
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