Request For Proposal: Reading Tablet.
…as opposed to a headache tablet. Or a ‘pad’.
What am thinking about getting is a ‘tablet’… 7" or better, that I can use for one purpose: reading PDFs. I don’t want to do ‘apps’. Or phone. Or surf. Or piccies. Or type pithy FB posts. Or buy books from a ‘cloud’ or… basically nothing.
What I do a LOT of is… generating or downloading PDFs from my computer and printing out paper. So I can read books or music. I’ve killed more trees than you can shake an axe at. I simply cannot read at a computer… even a laptop. It might even be useful for gigs.
But I see a lot of the kids at the colleges using them as reading devices in bars, buses and whatnot. So what I want is:
- Something that has -really- good reading quality (for both text and sheet music) and
- I can -easily- download stuff from my PC.
I’ve found the iPhone to be -incredibly- annoying to use in -any- regard with PCs, plus it costs a fortune. I tried a Nexus 7" which was easy to use with PC, but the one I tried had lots of glary stuff like a PC monitor. I tried a Kindle B&W and it was AMAZINGLY easy to read… but the guy in the store couldn’t tell me if you could hook it to yer PC. Also, I simply refuse to buy ‘eBooks’. If I buy a book, I want to -own- that motherfucker.
I also don’t know how ‘navigatable’ PDFs are on these things. Like on a Kindle, you ‘swipe’ to move pages and it works really fluidly. I’ve seen music readers you can get for this, which even have little footswitches to navigate but I can’t afford that.
So… any suggestions? Readable PDFs that I can download from PC. Not a lot to ask, right? Right?