Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

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Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

Post by DPrinny » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:23 pm

In saying that having a 14" on your lap would be fun.............

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Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

Post by Sega2006 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:45 pm

Well your average laptop is 15.6 screenwise it probably wouldn't be drastically different once you got used to it as that size you'll probably use a prop stand rather than just hold it.
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Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:38 pm

I'd be worried about breaking something if I accidentally sat on a 14".

I use ComicRack for my Android tablet.

Incidentally, while my tablet is only 10", the resolution is 1200 x 1920. I still have to zoom in to read, as a full page at that res just isn't quite clear enough for the text (even with my specs on).

The 14" screen linked to above might seem impressive at first glance, but the screen is relatively low resolution compared to even old tablets. Mine is a cheapish 5 year old Samsung and it has the edge on it, costing a similar price back when I bought it. As I said before, you really want to focus on resolution pretty much above all else for comics, since all it has to do is display a still image, it doesn't need raw power.
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Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

Post by Spector » Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:56 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
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I'd be worried about breaking something if I accidentally sat on a 14".

I use ComicRack for my Android tablet.
Did you pay for ComicRack? The crb reader I use seems to have adverts pop up from time to time and I'm wondering if they all do that.
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Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:20 am

I paid for ComicRack, it was way ahead of the competition at the time. I never bothered trying anything else since then.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:31 am

Seems theres loads of cheap standard 1080p screen devices around, which makes sense as its HDTV resolution. I had a quick look for Linx ones, since my 1010b served me well

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Linx-12X64-1 ... 3409071523
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Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

Post by Spiff » Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:19 am

I’ve been using ComicGlass for years, a little bit clunky I suppose but soon got used to it. No ads, but been so long I don’t remember if there’s a free version without them, only a few quid for full version.

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Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

Post by psj3809 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:11 am

Have a look at Sidebooks, i love the whole shelf looking interface, its free but has an IAP for different coloured bookshelves. Been using the app for years, love it. Will check out Comic Glass though

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Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

Post by Spiff » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:52 am

Sidebooks sounds like a better version of ComicGlass TBH. Tho old habit would die hard!

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Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

Post by Spector » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:28 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:31 am
Seems theres loads of cheap standard 1080p screen devices around, which makes sense as its HDTV resolution. I had a quick look for Linx ones, since my 1010b served me well

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Linx-12X64-1 ... 3409071523
There's another good suggestion. I didn't realise how many options there are, and at a lower price than I thought. Its a question of size and resolution, and will 1920x1080 be enough for comics. I think it probably will be... most of the time!
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Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

Post by Matt_B » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:01 pm

Ideally you want something with a resolution with better than 250dpi, which is the threshold beyond which a typical human eye can no longer distinguish between individual pixels from about a foot away.

For a 12" screen, this works out at about 2400x1800 and most of the tablets at the professional end of the market (Surface Pro, iPad Pro, etc.) are just above that. The HiPad Plus is below it, but only just, while a 1080p tablet is going to be quite a bit below, so comics could look quite pixelated on it. The resolution of the images will also come into it, but most of the ones I've picked up lately have been around the 4K mark.

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Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:33 am

1080p will be just low enough resolution to be annoying things will look okay but you'll have to keep zooming in a bit for text legibility.
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