I know we already have a "recommend me a tablet" thread, but I wanted to ask specifically about readability. Nothing else matters. Not games, not video, not the app ecosystem. I'm currently "rocking" a phablet to see if it could work as a device I have on my person at all times, but could be used for reading technical books I'm working my way through. I also read quite a bit on my MacBook Pro Retina. Generally when I'm working my way through a programming book and want to work along with the examples in the book. I'm not quite sold on the phablet, though, so there's still a need for something when I'm on my morning commute. I have a Kindle, but I have trouble following it or enjoying reading it for technical books the same was I did paper books. Same for when I had an iPad Mini. I used to to surf more than I used it to read technical books.
The answer might be to just buy physical technical books. That there may be something about the paper and the context that I can't get past. But I keep wondering if maybe a larger tablet (which I haven't tried out) might be better. A 10" Android tablet or an iPad Air. Curious what those of you who also read technical books prefer.