Tablet for Netflix, Book Reading, And Note Taking
Gear: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, Slate Tablets.
My recommendation for these tasks is the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet. The reason is that it does what you want, and the price is not super high.
The Lenovo ThinkPad tablet is among a very few tablets that is "Netflix certified". With Netflix you can access a huge library of movies and tv shows.
One thing that may cone in useful is the HDMI port. With this HDMI port you can connect the tablet to a TV, monitor, or projector.
The Kindle app comes preloaded and this allows you to get free and paid digital books from Amazon.
Documents to Go
With this app you can edit, view and create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. You can also view PDFs.
Other Book Formats
If you have books in other formats (like a .epub) you can download apps that support them. The Android ecosystem has a ton of apps.
One of the big advantages of the ThinkPad Tablet is the active digitizer (pen) which allows you to take notes, highlight text, and sketch any crazy idea of yours. Tablets like the iPad and most of the Android based ones only offer touch input which is user friendly, but not very precise.
The touch capabilities are possible due to N-Trig's DuoSense technology which allows touch and pen input.
Usually I'm a fan of the convertible tablets (current owner of a Fujitsu Lifebook T580), but when it comes to the "slate" type of tablets the ThinkPad Tablet is one of the most unique Android based tablets.
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