I'd like to get a device specifically for learning. I already have a laptop and a smartphone, but I feel my laptop is too large & phone too small to comfortably read on the sofa in my downtime, on the bus, etc.
Initially I was leaning towards Kindle Paperwhite because it is simple, has no distraction, does not require daily charging, and the e-ink screen would provide enjoyable reading experience (less eye strain = longer learning time!).
But I realize these days learning materials seem to be dominated by (or at least equal parts) video and audio. Not to mention conference talks & slides and podcasts which are, while not strictly learning materials, provide important insights that help in learning. So I'm now torn between a Kindle or an iPad Mini.
What is your experience with this?
Do you think learning from text materials (ie. materials I can access from a Kindle) would suffice or would I be better off with an iPad? My main focus is learning frontend development and basic computer science, although I'd also be using it to learn about non-tech materials.
PS. I'm getting either of those secondhand and I've found some items within my price range, so price is not a factor in this discussion.
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