What is a good touchscreen pad/tablet for displaying lyrics in Word and PDF formats?

by on November 25, 2011

Q: What is a good touchscreen pad/tablet for displaying lyrics in Word and PDF formats?
I am a musician and have been using a Freehand Music Pad Pro. When I saw that Kindle Fire, I thought that I could replace the MPP The Kindle fire is the perfect size (and especially price), can be mounted on a mic stand and on paper looked to be ideal. After reading a couple of hundred reviews, I am hesitant to take the plunge. I need to quickly find and display a file and the Kindle, according to many reviews, has no file management the touch screen is slow and glitchy and the text resolution is not good. I’m not really interested in an i-pad and all those wonderful features. I just want a device to use for storing, quickly choosing and displaying lyrics, and occasionally a musical score, in Word and PDF formats in a reasonable price range. If the device has additional features that’s okay, but not necessary. Thank for your consideration.


2 Responses to “What is a good touchscreen pad/tablet for displaying lyrics in Word and PDF formats?”
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    The iPad remains the item to beat with all the qualities your interested in. You’ll also have access to the most apps for supporting the display of sheet music or whatever other audio needs you have.

    I suggest playing around with one at your local Apple store if possible.

     
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    Thanks for the reply Uber Geek. I know that the iPad can do it all … but I don’t need it all. It’s difficult for me to justify that kind of investment right now, as I currently use a device and also use printed scores/lyrics when I necessary, without a large cash outlay (I am one of those ‘starving musicians’). I am attracted first, to the smaller (7″dispaly) and the manageable price point. I will visit the Apple store and demo the iPad with the hopes that perhaps the first generation of iPads will soon be available for less money.