As technology continues to improve, the more and more devices come out. Theres are millions of smartphones, laptops and earphones to choose from and let’s not leave out the tablets. A tablet is probably my favourite thing to travel with specifically to read books, but I do become overwhelmed at the thought of purchasing the right one.
As more and more of them come out, I have learned that each tablet has its pros and cons where different tablets are suited for different needs. For example, I enjoy to use my tablet to read on vacation, while others might use it to take notes during their meetings. Whatever you are planning to use your tablet for, we have covered all the bases. Here is a lowdown on which tablet is right for you.
1. Kobo - Shop here.
The Kobo is great for readers. Basically an e-library with millions of e-books.
It is on the less expensive end of tablets.
Enjoy reading at night with Kobo’s built in, adjustable ComfortLight. When a story's worth staying up late, dim your eReader's brightness and read in bed in the dark, comfortably.
Read in the sun easily on a glare-free 6” touchscreen. Unlike your tablet or smartphone, this eReader screen is glare-free, so you can enjoy reading in direct sunlight, just like real paper
It can carry up to 6000 books in storage, with 6 million books available to read, making the options endless.
Easily customizable features help you read the way you want to. Choose from over 50 font sizes and 12 font types. With adjustable margins, the ability to highlight passages, write notes, and a built-in dictionary at the tap of a finger, the possibilities are endless
The Kobo has a battery life that lasts for weeks, so you can experience uninterrupted reading on a single charge.
This tablet can only be used for reading. There are no other features to it other than books.
It is not waterproof so it may not be the best option if you like to read in the bath or in the pool.
Monthly fee of $9.99 to access most features
2. Remarkable - Shop here.
If you love the feeling of taking notes on a piece of paper or drawing, this can be the right option for you. Write, draw or annotate on the digital paper and it will be transferred to different forms of documents.
Organize multiple notebooks with ease and capture every thought with virtually unlimited pages. Choose your favorite template, whether it's squares, lines or dotted. Read comfortably and take notes digitally.
Write and annotate directly on the surface like you would on paper.
Instantly transfer documents, PDFs, textbooks and e-books wirelessly
Sketch with a variety of brushes, and perfect your work with tools like undo, erase, zoom and many more.
It is on the pricier end of the spectrum of tablets.
It can only be used as a digital pen to paper. There are no other options for apps available on the tablet.
3. Apple iPad - Shop here.
If you are an all in one type of person, this option can be for you. The iPad has a variety of features where the options are endless of how you can use it. Basically an iPhone with a much larger screen and so many more features. Pros
10.9 inch tablet with the the screen being edge to edge
The iPad has a A14 Bionic chip to have power to do any task from playing a game to uploading 4K videos
With the pen, it can be used as a digital paper to take notes, draw and annotate.
Download any app on the App Store for all needs including book library, podcasts, games, social media, streaming, etc.
Camera to take pictures and videos, as well as to FaceTime
Touch ID can be used for secure logins and can be used as a form of payment when debit or credit cards are added
Can be purchased with the option of using LTE data to use the internet anywhere.
If you are the type of person that likes to have one purpose for each of their items, this may not be the tablet for you. With all of its features it can be quite overwhelming.
If you only want to read with a tablet, it is not worth to spend the money on a tablet that has so many features when they will not be used.
It is on the higher end of price.
It does not have a great amount of storage space.
Many features need to be purchased when using different apps.
4. Kindle - Shop here. A great option for book readers that want to have their books stored digitally in one place to be taken anywhere and everywhere.
32 GB of data can be stored, meaning thousands of books can be stored at once.
The battery can last up to 10 weeks with one single charge
The brightness of the screen can be adjusted to every environment or to make it easier on the eyes.
It is thin and light weight making it easy to travel with.
It is waterproof, making it great to read in the bath or by the pool.
A large selection of eBooks and magazines.
It is on the less pricy side.
Monthly fee of $9.99 to access most features
It can only be used to read books
5. Lenovo - Shop here.
A multi-purpose tablet that be used a million and one ways without a hefty price tag.
Can be used for a variety of different services including reading e-books, streaming, video calling, music, the internet, etc.
It has LTE data so it can be used without wifi.
Very kid-friendly, with a protected children section that can be set up by parents
It had a long life battery that can last all day.
Front and rear camera to take pictures, videos and video call
Great price at $169.99
Small screen size compared to other tablets
Does not have a pen accessory for note taking
Source: Amazon & techspot.com