Larry asked: “I am 60 suffering from advanced stage four glaucoma. I am not a gamer. Budget $500.00. I feel the 17 in would be easier to read long term and might be more of a bargain since tablets seem to be so popular. I want the most bang for my buck and some longevity. Your thoughts?”
Larry, we don’t know what $500 17” tablet you’ve been looking at, but a larger screen does seem more likely to help you if you’re having vision issues.
Because of that, we’d tell you to also check the Samsung View 18.4” tablet, it’s also $500 and it was conceived as a screen to watch videos on, which is not to say you can’t using it for anything else, it’s a fully Android device.
Other than that, we can’t think of any other large screen tablets that sell for just $500, the sweet spot for larger tablets seems to be around 10” give or take a couple, and most manufacturers seem to keep their larger tablets close to that mark. Anything bigger usually get some kind of a “pro” designation and they up the price and throw in some extra features.
If you’re not married to the idea of tablets, there are plenty of 17” laptops around your price point that could work for you, including a few with touchscreens. It wouldn’t be a tablet, but you’ll get a wider range of options.