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

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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Mike73Best Answer (author)2011-07-17

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.

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iminthebathroom (author)Mike732011-07-18

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

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orksecurity (author)2011-07-17

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.

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Yes, my question was a little vague

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iceng (author)2011-07-17

While "There's no accounting for taste." You sir sound like a man hiding money.

Perhaps while young, a deserving wench of a wife might need symbols of
adoration for the excellent task she provided your union,
rather then male gratification which you believe is in your greedy grasp :-)

Do not end up brain cursed for inaction, lest you be the same as that,
English man and mad dog, who go out in the noon day sun :-(

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iminthebathroom (author)iceng2011-07-18

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,

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