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    iPad Mini vs the competition for e-Reading?

    What is your opinion of the iPad Mini vs Kindle Fire HD, Nook Tablet HD, Nexus 7-10, Sony and others for e-Reading Books, Magazines and Newspapers?
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    If you are really into e-reading, then one of those other devices might serve you better, as the all have higher ppi.
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    I would think the DPI shouldn't be an issue at all for ebooks. Low DPI I only find to be a problem with desktop websites using small fonts. But with an ereader app like the Kindle app, the font size even at default is large enough to be clear and you can adjust the size more if needed.

    The iPad mini is very thin and I believe lighter than most of the competition (think the Nook HD might be the lightest).

    I don't have an iPad mini. Currently have a Kindle Fire HD and I do like it a lot for ebooks, though it's a bit on the heavy side. I'd really like to have an iPad mini if I could find one in stock.

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    If you make fonts larger then you must scroll more. Ppi makes the most difference for text-based material. This is why higher ppi devices like the retina screen iPads were created.

    Yes, the mini is lighter, but it only needs to be so light for the law of diminishing returns to kick in. And a device can be too thin and slippery both of which can make a device harder to hold on to.
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    iPad Mini vs the competition for eReading?

    And many people tend to wrap their tablets, whatever size, into covers and cases which makes discussions on tablet weight rather academic. I have a good quality solid leather case around my iPad3, which gives it good grip and balance and a good solid weight which I don't mind at all. I have not taken my iPad out of its case since purchase, including when charging. And I feel a cover is essential for a feeling of security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The OB View Post
    And many people tend to wrap their tablets, whatever size, into covers and cases which makes discussions on tablet weight rather academic. I have a good quality solid leather case around my iPad3, which gives it good grip and balance and a good solid weight which I don't mind at all. I have not taken my iPad out of its case since purchase, including when charging. And I feel a cover is essential for a feeling of security.
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    I don't see how it becomes academic. If the device is light and the case it light, the combination won't be heavy. If the device is heavy, then adding a case just makes it heavier, which then makes it less useful. Weight makes a difference. A case can indeed improve grip while providing some level of protection. I place a high premium on the weight of my tablets as I tend to use mine a lot and not just at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AQ_OC View Post
    I don't see how it becomes academic. If the device is light and the case it light, the combination won't be heavy. If the device is heavy, then adding a case just makes it heavier, which then makes it less useful. Weight makes a difference. A case can indeed improve grip while providing some level of protection. I place a high premium on the weight of my tablets as I tend to use mine a lot and not just at home.
    You may have missed my point, and without being further "academic" my point was really that you can discuss the weight of an iPad (in uncovered form) until the cows come home, but anyone who puts on a cover no longer feels (or maybe cares about) the uncovered weight of their iPad.
    So in that case, knowing they have added a smaller or larger weight, as you have pointed out, they may care how "useful" it is with the cover on. I would think anyone who has bought a heavy cover would realise the whole package becomes heavier. If they couldn't handle that weight, they would have bought a very light cover in the first place.
    OK, non-academic lecture over😝
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    Quote Originally Posted by The OB View Post
    You may have missed my point, and without being further "academic" my point was really that you can discuss the weight of an iPad (in uncovered form) until the cows come home, but anyone who puts on a cover no longer feels (or maybe cares about) the uncovered weight of their iPad.
    So in that case, knowing they have added a smaller or larger weight, as you have pointed out, they may care how "useful" it is with the cover on. I would think anyone who has bought a heavy cover would realise the whole package becomes heavier. If they couldn't handle that weight, they would have bought a very light cover in the first place.
    OK, non-academic lecture over
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    I'm a case junkie. I have bought cases that after I got them and put my mini into them I then decided that the combo is too heavy. Depending on how well they work otherwise and what they cost, I either toss them or send them back. Sadly, lots of vendors don't give the weight and you can't try it out first, so you end up in this search the the right case. I have decided now though that a case has to weigh 4 oz of less for me. No way to learn this other than to try some cases.
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    iPad Mini vs the competition for eReading?

    Quote Originally Posted by AQ_OC View Post


    I'm a case junkie. I have bought cases that after I got them an put my mini into them I then decided that the combo is too heavy. Depending on how well they work otherwise and what they cost, I either toss them or send them back. Sadly, lots of vendors don't give the weight and you can't try it out first, so you end up in this search the the right case. I have decided now though that a case has to weight 4 oz of less for me. No way to learn this other than to try some cases.
    Makes sense to me mate! And a late realisation too, there are more and more people now buying stuff on-line.
    In Australia the larger emporiums are beginning to now realise that any falling sales had better be countered with the new trend: start producing and get pronto into an on-line sales strategy.
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    iPad Mini vs the competition for eReading?

    I owned a Kindle Fire HD and took it back for a refund. I found the system slow and glitchy, and the tabs in the Silk web browser crashed regularly. Amazon has the KFHD locked down rather tightly and I found that the user can't install an alternate keyboard or web browser without side loading - and those are just a few examples of "barred" apps.

    I now own an iPad mini and it's much faster and smoother. This is the difference between running code natively (iOS) and running code in a virtual machine (Android).

    I know the iPad mini is more expensive but you do get what you pay for.
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