Updated on 27 June 2013 by

The idea of having an entire library wherever you go, brings lightweight tablets with high-resolution screen and large storage capacity into picture. The best tablets for ebooks are ideal for purchasing, storing and reading the material at your convenience.

According to the reading habits and choice of ebooks, some specific features in the tablets are to be emphasized upon before making a buying decision. If you love outdoor reading in direct sunlight, the tablets having bright glossy screen should be avoided while for indoor reading in dim light those are the best. Furthermore, bright screen is excellent for reading travel books and magazines with colored pictures, graphs and charts. Also, tablets with large screen and extended battery life are must for long hours of novel reading.

Besides, Google Play Books app is available on both Android and iOS tablets allowing you to download free ebooks or shop the best sellers from the largest collection.

We suggest here some topmost tablets for reading ebooks :

Apple Tablets:
Apple iPads having large screen up to 9.7 inch allow easy reading without straining your eyes. High-resolution screen provides brightness to the Apple tablets and what you get is rich color and clear text in ebooks.

Asus tablets:
Asus tablets have high-quality display for indoor reading but night reading mode is unavailable. If you are looking for a tablet with its own ereading app then Asus is the one. MyLibrary is its special app for reading ebooks with support for ePUB, PDF and TXT files.

Amazon tablets:
Best known for Amazon Appstore, the Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets let you purchase from a large number of ebooks. Amazon tablets have optional storage capacity of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB.

Barnes and Noble Nook tablets:
Nook tablets have millions of magazines, books for kids and ebooks to choose from, any new book would be notified to you as soon as it arrives. The format supported by the Nook tablets are ePUB, CBZ and PDF.

Acer tablets:
Acer manufactures Android tablets which is good for reading ebooks in PDF format. It has scrolling and zooming options which allow customization the way you want. The tablet is a good option as ereader because of its lightweight and pocket-fit size.

Based on the major reviewers' opinions, our product listing of the best tablets for ebooks will help you fulfill your quest for knowledge.


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Apple iPad Air
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Apple iPad mini 2 (With Retina Display)
Asus Google Nexus 7 (2013)
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB - Space Gray
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Apple iPad mini 2 With Retina Display 32 GB, Wi-Fi, Black Tablet
Asus Google Nexus 7 FHD 16GB Tablet
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 in 64 GB Tablet
$499 - $650
$799 - $1,949
$399 - $499
$250
$449 - $494
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Release Date
Oct 2013
May 2014
Nov 2013
Jul 2013
Nov 2013
Hard Drive Capacity
16.0 GB
128.0 GB
32.0 GB
16.0 GB
64.0 GB
Digital Camera
5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus
5 MP,2592 x 1944 pixels,autofocus
5 MP,2592 x 1944 pixels,autofocus
Display
LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
12.3 inches, Standard, 2736 x 1824
LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
8.9 in. HDX
Display Size
1536 x 2048
1536 x 2048
1200 x 1920
Graphic Processor
PowerVR G6430, PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel HD Graphics 520
PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
Adreno 330
Installed RAM
1024.0 MB
4096.0 MB
1024.0 MB
2048.0 MB
2048.0 MB
Networking Type
Bluetooth, WiFi
802.11g, 802.11a/b, 802.11n (2.4+5 GHz Dualband), 802.11ac (2.4+5.0 GHz Dual-band)
Bluetooth, WiFi
Bluetooth, WiFi
Bluetooth, WiFi
Operating System
iOS 7.0.4, iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 7.1.2, upgradable to iOS 8.1, upgradable to iOS 8.4
Apple iOS 7, iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 7.1.2, upgradable to iOS 8.1, upgradable to iOS 8.4
Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Fire OS 3.0 Mojito
Processor
Apple A7 Dual-core 1.3 GHz
2.4 GHz, Intel Core m3
Apple A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core 2.2 GHz
Special Features
AirDrop file sharing, iCloud cloud service, iCloud Keychain, Twitter and Facebook integration, TV-out, Maps, Audio/video player/editor, Organizer, Image viewer/editor, Document viewer/editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Voice memo, Predictive text input
Organizer, Image/video editor, Document viewer, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa, Voice memo, Predictive text input (Swype)
External volume controls, built-in dual microphone, built-in Bluetooth to support a variety of different wireless accessories such as keyboards or controllers, with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, headsets, and speakers
Weight
1.03 lb.
1.73 lb.
0.72 lb.
0.63 lb.
0.825 lb.
Rear Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
Front Webcam Resolution
1.2 MP
1.2 MP
1.2 MP
Flash Size
16.0 GB
32.0 GB
16.0 GB
64.0 GB
2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
SIM
Nano-SIM
Nano-SIM
Average Rating
 4.6 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.0 stars
Display
100% Positive
88% Positive
12% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Battery
100% Positive
42% Positive
58% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Price
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Negative
100% Negative
100% Positive
Gaming
100% Positive
Applications
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative