Which tablet or kindle type tablet should I buy, specifically from amazon.ca?


Recently received a $150.00 gift certificate from instructables and was initially looking for a e-book type reader.  Soon discovered some offer video as well, oooh video.  Of course none of these are of the e-paper type and are all lcd type displays so battery life wouldn't be great.  Can anyone recommend a tablet that works well as an e-book and also streams video as well.  3g is of no importance as it is not supported in my geographical neck of the woods.  WIFI is required though.  In addition I am really trying to use just the 150$ for the item, I'll pay extra for the shipping.

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Mike736 years ago
For $150, the only thing I would get would be a real e-ink reader.
All lcd-tablets cheaper than an iPad or Xoom (or whatever other model) will most likely disappoint in terms of operation and graphics performance.
If small is not a problem, shelling out about $70 more for an ipod may work. The retina display is awesome for reading and it does video, too. But it's kind of small. For books it's not a real problem, unless you choose a font where one letter fits the screen ;-)

So this may not directly answer your question, but I guess most people don't consider an ipod for reading. But it's real pocketable if you plan to take it with you.
iminthebathroom (author)  Mike736 years ago
Yes, after much research a tablet that streams video and serves as an e-reader seems reaching for 150$ It can be had, but it each end suffers due to the other
orksecurity6 years ago
Better question for the Forums, maybe, since the real answer is that only you can answer this -- it depends on what your needs and preferences are, and in the end that's a question only you can answer.

De gustibus non disputandum est.
iminthebathroom (author)  orksecurity6 years ago
Yes, my question was a little vague
iceng6 years ago
While "There's no accounting for taste." You sir sound like a man hiding money.

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iminthebathroom (author)  iceng6 years ago
What is it you have to answer?
But to answer you have to ask?
And to ask you have to speak?
And to speak you have to know,