I like having a physical copy for the sole fact that once I'm done with the game (If I initially buy it when it first released) I can usually recoup some of my money back with trade in, either at EB, (I'm in Canada) Microplay, or Best Buy. Or I sell it locally on Kijiji to someone else who wouldn't mind having a used copy of the game. So typically I'm out like $30 or so instead of the full $80.
I just got an 8 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S to use for gaming and I find it way more convenient than using my laptop. To be fair though, my laptop is 4-5 years old and doesn't run games very well anymore. I only keep my laptop now for watching shows cause of its HDMI port. I dunno if I'd find reading manga better on a tablet though cause the screen is so much smaller than my laptop. (For reference the screen is 24 inches) I'd imagine it being hard to read the smaller text without having to zoom in and in that case wouldn't be a seamless read, I think. But to each their own!
The one episode in Polar Bear Cafe where Panda worked for like 2 weeks straight to cover for Full-time Panda leaving and they were waiting for Full-time Panda's replacement and the people who came to visit Panda were being jerks and Penguin stood up for Panda and was in tears and I was in tears! ;_; ;_; ;_;