Cheap tablets as e-readers

May 2015

A while ago I decided that I wanted a cheap e-reader that could display PDFs reasonably. That meant most e-ink displays were out (most screens were too small, and the larger ones were too expensive). Instead, I looked through the various cheap tablets that were available. Most had pretty low resolutions, but the Nook HD+ stood out as a potential solution since it had much better specs than any comparable tablets (probably it’s a loss leader for Barnes and Noble).

I’ve now owned mine for a few months. After trying a bunch of different syncing solutions and readers, I’ve mostly settled on PDF Reader/Moon+ for reading and Calibre/Calibre Companion library management.


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