Great idea. I have come to love the iPad mini retina for reading. The new Samsungs are really nice as well, but crippled with only 16 gb of ram (since Samsung adds 5-10 gb of crapware which eats their memory).
I'm resurrecting my Acer tablet to use in the kitchen. Compared to my Nexus 7 the acer has limited battery life and is heavy and awkward. That doesn't matter in the kitchen andit will save my Nexus from getting all gunked up with flour and stuff.