I've recently begun reading a large amount of scientific literature, primarily journals, and have decided that it's time to invest in a tablet and do away with printing. I'm hoping that the members here might help me narrow down the seemingly sea of choices that are out there. Here are some things that I think are important in a tablet used for reading scientific literature:
1) High screen resolution with color
The literature that I read is often in .pdf format, and contains complex (many colors, intricate details) figures/diagrams, for instance miscrope slides of tissue sections.
2) Large screen size
I would like to be able to view an entire page without having to zoom in for clarity.
3) Annotation capabilities
Highlighting, inserting notes/comments, etc. I'd like the comments to be able to be saved, so that if I decide to transfer my work to a computer etc, my ideas are still there.
My personal computer is a PC, my work computer is a Mac. I'd like something that is compatible with both. Dropbox is very useful - it'd be nice to be able to utilize it on the tablet.
Just need to be able to get onto the internet - 3G/4G is unnecessary.
Finally, the last things to consider are cost and ease of use. I'd like something that is competitively priced, well developed, and well supported. I'm okay with purchasing older models of tablets if it can do what I want it to - no need to have the newest version if it doesn't improve my reading quality etc (although I'd like the older version to still be supported by the company).
Thanks for your insights!