For a while now I’ve been thinking of getting back into reading comics and such. What are the best available tablets for reading on the go? I know the market isn’t what it used to be and I suspect the ideal/best option may simply be an iPad (which are listed as Don’t Buy because of an upcoming refresh). But there may be something better out there so thought I’d get some feedback from those of you who have been in the same boat and have experience with this.
I’m looking for a tablet with a high resolution screen; cheap Fire tablets and other sub-HD tablets are no good because of loss of detail, pixelation and small text being hard to read. Heck, I’m kind of looking to avoid 1080p too… I’m honestly surprised at how many recent tablets are still so low-res. Aspect ratio is also important: years ago I bought a Samsung Ativ and the huge bezels + 16:9 ratio made it ridiculous to hold in portrait mode. 16:9 also has a lot of unused space at the top/bottom when reading anything with typical paper dimensions. And it’s always nice to have good performance, good apps, ease of use, adequate storage, etc.
My last device was a little Chinese tablet with I what I think was a “B grade” ipad mini screen (same size/res, nice quality). Performance was a bit of an issue and it had wonky dual boot setup (Windows, Android). It was fine but the screen was a bit too small even if it was clear due to the high pixel count and that was a few years back, so I’m hoping much better options are available now.