You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.
  1. Boards
  2. Android
  3. Cheap Tablet Recommendation?

User Info: Dukaduka1k82

Dukaduka1k82
1 month ago#1
I need a tablet that is at least 9 inches. I am looking for the cheapest tablet that I will be using to read comics and books.
Would an Amazon Fire tablet work well for this?
I have a bunch of comics from Humble Bundle and need a tablet to read them.

Thanks for any recommendations.
- Asus i7-3610QM @ 2.3Ghz, 16gig ram, Nvidia 660m 2Gb, 1Tb hdd @ 7200rpm
- A10-6700 @ 3.7Ghz, 16 gig ram, 4(3.5)Gb GTX 970, 240Gb Intel 530 ssd, and 750Gb hdd

User Info: NS-4701

NS-4701
1 month ago#2
The Amazon Fire tablet would fit your needs.
PSN: NS-4701 | NNID: NS-4701 SW-4146-9726-2116
AMD Threadripper 1900X | Radeon RX Vega 64 | 16GB 3200 MHz | Samsung 960 EVO Pro NVME

User Info: Dukaduka1k82

Dukaduka1k82
1 month ago#3
I read that the Fire tablet could not read epub or cbz files though. That is why I was curious due to many of the humble bundle comics being epub files.
- Asus i7-3610QM @ 2.3Ghz, 16gig ram, Nvidia 660m 2Gb, 1Tb hdd @ 7200rpm
- A10-6700 @ 3.7Ghz, 16 gig ram, 4(3.5)Gb GTX 970, 240Gb Intel 530 ssd, and 750Gb hdd

User Info: jedinat

jedinat
1 month ago#4
Dukaduka1k82 posted...
I read that the Fire tablet could not read epub or cbz files though. That is why I was curious due to many of the humble bundle comics being epub files.

It's an android tablet dude. There's should be plenty of epub and the like readers on the amazon app store. But that aside you should definitely get the play store or at least set up side-loading on there so you can get all android apps. fbreader is a good free ebook reader. Perfect Viewer is the best offline comic reader on android. But you definitely want to get Tachiyomi on there. You can read any manga/comic with the right sources installed, free and no ads.

User Info: jedinat

jedinat
1 month ago#5
If you don't want to bother with that at all, you could get one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-TAB2-A10-ZA000001US-Refurbished/dp/B079MH185J/

It's a tablet I've been rocking for a few years and is still absolutely fine for comics.

User Info: lvalice

lvalice
1 month ago#6
For most of people's needs, Amazon Fire tablet are just fine.
3DS FC: 3609.1630.6263 - Ivalice
The mods here are useless trolls, get used to it.

User Info: Lightwarrior11

Lightwarrior11
1 month ago#7
Dukaduka1k82 posted...
I read that the Fire tablet could not read epub or cbz files though. That is why I was curious due to many of the humble bundle comics being epub files.


I use an Amazon Fire w/out jailbreaking/sideloading anything to read epub and cbz files. It's just a matter of finding the right apps.

Overdrive for epub
ComiCat for cbz
Adobe Acrobat for pdf
and the built-in Books for mobi

That handles pretty much all my portable reading needs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd0T6SjHejw

User Info: Dukaduka1k82

Dukaduka1k82
1 month ago#8
Thanks for the advise everyone.
- Asus i7-3610QM @ 2.3Ghz, 16gig ram, Nvidia 660m 2Gb, 1Tb hdd @ 7200rpm
- A10-6700 @ 3.7Ghz, 16 gig ram, 4(3.5)Gb GTX 970, 240Gb Intel 530 ssd, and 750Gb hdd

User Info: kidrobot

kidrobot
1 week ago#9
lvalice posted...
For most of people's needs, Amazon Fire tablet are just fine.

this
i kinda regret buying the galaxy tab
but luckily i got it on black friday for dirt cheap

i only use my tablet for youtube and web browsing(and the occasional ebook when theres a sale)

i thought id play games on it but its so awkward and im so used to the 3ds/vita
taeyeon's #1 fanboy~

User Info: Dukaduka1k82

Dukaduka1k82
1 week ago#10
kidrobot posted...
lvalice posted...
For most of people's needs, Amazon Fire tablet are just fine.

this
i kinda regret buying the galaxy tab
but luckily i got it on black friday for dirt cheap

i only use my tablet for youtube and web browsing(and the occasional ebook when theres a sale)

i thought id play games on it but its so awkward and im so used to the 3ds/vita


This is why I don't want to spend a ton of money on a tablet, I just cannot see myself using it like I would use my phone or a computer. I just have issues reading ebooks or comics on a computer screen and I would prefer a bigger screen than my s8.
- Asus i7-3610QM @ 2.3Ghz, 16gig ram, Nvidia 660m 2Gb, 1Tb hdd @ 7200rpm
- A10-6700 @ 3.7Ghz, 16 gig ram, 4(3.5)Gb GTX 970, 240Gb Intel 530 ssd, and 750Gb hdd
  1. Boards
  2. Android
  3. Cheap Tablet Recommendation?