If you’re looking for an iPad to read or at least use among many other features, this article will tell you which model you should choose. All of them are suitable, but it’s true that some are more comfortable than others, and it won’t always pay off if you don’t want to use the tablet intensively.
Is reading on the iPad recommended?
Nowadays it is common to spend hours in front of computer screens, mobiles, tablets or televisions. Studies indicate that our eyesight is worse than it was a few decades ago, due in large part to the light from these devices. Therefore, on this basis we should reduce our exposure to these elements as much as possible, but we should not dramatise either.
Beyond the classic paper books, we have excellent e-books designed for this purpose and that do not have light that can damage our sight, however these devices do not have more functionality than this and therefore it is lost something essential that if we have on the iPad, such as being able to surf the Internet, play games or contact with other people through social networks.
Therefore, we cannot say that a tablet such as the iPad is the most suitable for reading, but the truth is that they have applications optimized for this purpose and can reduce the light emitted by the device. However, it is advisable to use glasses with anti-reflection filters for all types of prolonged exposure to screens.
iPad 2019, the best for its price
Getting to the point, the truth is that this is a highly recommended iPad because it is the cheapest of the ones Apple has. Obviously this is not the only reason, but we already started from an important base when analyzing this device for readers. It has a screen of 10.2 inches which is more than enough size to read from online newspapers to ebooks or PDF documents.
The body of this device is not too bulky, with dimensions of 25.06 x 17.41 x 0.75 centimetres . It also has a weight of 483 grams in its WiFi version and 493 grams in the WiFi + Cellular which also does not make it heavy or uncomfortable to carry. But the highlight of this equipment is inside, since in addition to reading it will allow you to perform other actions such as navigation, use of office applications and even allow you to draw or write with the Apple Pencil. It has a A10 Fusion chip that will be more than enough for these uses and so that it can continue to be updated for years to come, with the latest innovations from iPadOS.
iPad 2019 Buy it inEUR379.00
iPad mini, its size is everything
If you’re looking for an iPad that’s big enough to take anywhere and comfortable to hold, the iPad mini with its 7.9-inch screen is more than ideal. If you read at home, the size might not matter to some extent, but if you’re used to reading on public transport, at the beach or other situations on the street, you’ll really appreciate the size of this device.
The most recommended is the latest model launched in 2019, although if you find any bargains in previous generations you will get similar experiences. This one we refer to has a weight of 300.5 grams in its WiFi version and 308.2 grams in WiFi + Cellular. Its dimensions are 20.32 x 13.48 x 0.61 centimetres . It is also equipped with a A12 Bionic chip which is a very recent processor, so it will also allow you to perform other functions and also those related to the Apple Pencil , as it is compatible.
Without reaching the price of the highest, like the ‘Air’ and ‘Pro’ range, this latest generation iPad mini is at prices that exceed 400 euros in its most basic version. That’s why the iPad 2019 mentioned above could be better positioned, unless the size of this device is too uncomfortable in favor of the ‘mini’.
iPad mini 2019 Buy it atEUR449.00
The iPad Air and iPad Pro will also work for you, although their size may not be the most suitable for this function. Neither its price nor its improved specifications will be necessary for you since, as we said at the beginning, no matter how many features it has, it will be just as useful as one with more reduced characteristics. You can read about it, but we think it might not compensate for the price difference with the iPad 2019 and the iPad mini if you’re not going to use the device for more advanced features.
In any case, remember that you can take a look at the article in which we show you the best apps for reading on an iPad, because it will be very useful when you have decided to buy an Apple tablet for reading.
Once you get the iPad, whatever it is,