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Old 12-01-2013, 13:55
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How is ereading on the Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1. Some review have said that 10 inch tablets are not good for reading ebooks and recommend the smaller 7 inch version. Are 10 inch tablets too big and how is it on the samsung galaxy tab 2 (both 7 and 10 inch versions)
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Old 12-01-2013, 14:05
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Both would be fine as they have good screens but not as good as a proper eInk screen like you find on a Kindle or Kobo
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Old 12-01-2013, 14:12
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Can only speak for 7 inch.

I find reading on it perfectly fine although I should point out that I don't get eye strain/headaches from using a PC etc.

The Kindle app has options for changing text size so no problems with that. When I read in bed at night I change to the Black setting which has white writing and find it very easy to read, i'm sometimes reading for up to an hour.

During the day I use the sepia setting which has brown writing and again no problems. I could probably get away with just normal white during the day if I turned the brighness all the way down.

Never thought about it but can see why the smaller might be better for reading, definately easier for reading in bed.
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Old 12-01-2013, 14:20
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It's about a weight of the device and its portability, you can hold a smaller one easily in one hand. A typical ereader size is about 6'' and it weighs less than a usual paperback. Amazon had 10'' Kindle, but it wasn't very popular. So it's about a comfort of reading. Another issue is LCD vs eInk screen. eInk is optimised for reading, it's B&W and it gives an illusion of reading a paper page. LCD is backlit and some don't mind it and some do when they use it for longer. So depends what you want, when reading then you are probably better off with a dedicated eInk ereader, when reading is only a part of it, get a tablet. Its size will influence your comfort using it.
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Old 12-01-2013, 19:17
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You have two issues here.

Reading on an LCD screen for long periods. For some people including myself, reading on LCD screens for prolonged periods gives eye strain and therefore you may prefer to use a device with an eink display.

The second issue is that a 10 inch tablet will be quite heavy if you are holding it for a long time whilst reading. I have the Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 and it gets heavy after about 20 mins of holding it. I much prefer to read on my eink kindle, but if I do read on an LCD screen I prefer to use my nexus 7 or iPod touch as they are lighter and therefore more comfortable to hold.
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Old 12-01-2013, 21:43
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If I take the screen brightness down on my Tab 10.1 I can read a book for about 30 minutes before it gets a bit of a strain on my eyes. I much prefer reading on my old Kindle.
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