If you are into books, leave the heavy paperweights behind and get a Kindle Paperwhite instead. One might question its versatility especially given that the competing iPads and Samsung Tabs can function as a reader and do much more. However, the reading experience delivered by the Kindle Paperwhite is far superior especially for the book nook. With no glare from the backlight on the 16-level greyscale screen, it is less taxing on the eyes and this is a blessing given that dry cabin air increases the strain on your eyes.
Pro tip: Get a Kindle just for ebooks, keep your tablet strictly for shows. Weighing just 206g, it is fractionally heavier than the phablets but lighter than the 7” tablets and your wrists won’t ache after holding them for too long. With a battery life of approximately 28 hours of continuous reading, you can pretty much leave the charger at home and travel light.