HUh, and all this time I thought you were a woman! LOLmooshie78 said:Yeah, portability is less of an issue for me. I do have a light laptop that I use for any work that requires typing (when not at home or the office where I have desktops).
But being a college professor/researcher I do a ton of reading of scholarly journal articles, and I need the bigger screen for those since most are pages too big for a 7" screen (especially with all the tables and figures). Some are even too big for the iPad screen even (i.e. 8.5x11" pages with two or three columns of small print text) and end up having to get read half page at a time in landscape which is annoying.
The portability issue is also kind of moot for most guys I think. Since we don't have purses, we're going to need a briefcase/attache bag or back pack to carry a 7" or 10" tablet around, where as for you gals a 7" tablet will easily fit in most purses thus very easy to take everywhere. No tablet is portable for me--heck even my Kindle isn't really--since I don't normally have any kind of bag with me when out and about. Other than going back and forth from work where I have my attache bag with my iPad and any documents/books I'm carrying around for current work. My iPhone is my only real portable gadget since that can go in a pocket and is thus always with me.
We are doing an e-reader pilot here at work and the intent is to find out which e-readers do much of what you described for employees that travel. Like readng .pdfs, etc. I'm piloting a Nook Simple Touch and find .pdfs scope really well to it. I do like the e-ink screen for .pdfs.
So anyway, YES! For someone who always in the past kept a paperback book in her purse everywhere she went....a Kindle is a boon and the Fire isnt too bad either, just heavier.