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Who's (un)happy with their tablet computer?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Many got a tablet computer like Apple iPad.
    Is this a replacement to a netbook/notebook or just a wanna have product.
    Which operating system you prefer and why.
    I will have a look at Archos G9 NOW.

    Replies are welcome, thanks in advance.:smile:
     
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  2. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    I have a toshiba thrive Android honeycomb tablet and I've been happy with it. It's not a laptop replacment for me, but it does what I need it to do. View word/pdf/spreadsheet files, brows the internet, and lets me view pictures off an SD card or thumbdrive with ease. Only complaint is that I haven't found a good photoshop type app for it yet.

    The archos g9 10 inch looks like a good tablet. The 8 inch looks good to, but a little small for my needs.

    I'm sure lots of folks love their Ipads though.
     
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  3. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

    404
    Dec 24, 2010
    iPad fever

    Hey Herman, I have the pad2 and love it. I love editing on the go and checking web sites while waiting for the wife. It's not perfect but getting there. if you're not a super critical die hard fanatic about post work, then you may like this. Camera sucks too. I prefer this to a netbook for size and portability. And I can't see having an iPad and a netbook together. But hey that's me.

    I took it with me to Hawaii and was able to download all my pics right from the memory card.
    Cheers
    Pete

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    Taken on my trusty panny lx1 and edited slightly on snapseed.
     
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  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    happy with the ipad2, very useful and has helped my "non computer" wife to become a happy "email sender and web surfer" which I never thought would happen
     
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  5. Archos

    I have the previous model Archos, the 70. Absolutley love it. http://www.archos.com/products/ta/archos_70it/index.html?country=us&lang=en

    I prefer the 7" size due to the better portability. When I use it as a reader, 10" is just too big for me, I like to one hand it.

    I don't use it as a laptop replacement, but use it to surf the net, play a game, or check facebook while watching TV.

    I also use it in two locations as a video player in the car. (Cell phone pics)

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  6. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Have an iPad 1, and lovin' it.
     
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  7. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    I have Dell Streak 7 and love it. It takes a standard size SD card so I can use it to view my images and upload them. I like the 7 inch form factor as it is handy to carry in a purse but the screen is still larger than that on my smartphone. The camera is Meh but the idea of chimping with something so large is vaguely funny.
     
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  8. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    I have an iPad 2 and love it, love it, love it!
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I wish I had the iPad2 because I know I would love it, love it, love it!:biggrin:
     
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  10. Mal

    Mal SC Veteran

    275
    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
    I bought one of the 'original' tablets... way back in 2002.... The HP TC1100

    It was was ok for its novelty value, but it never inspired me to move on to more updated tablet models, and I have to say, I dont find them as versatile as a standard laptop.
    .
     
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  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I still have my iPad1, I was one of those who preordered and got it on the day, delivered to the house. I have not yet felt a need to upgrade to the next version, nor to have the 3G version. I use it now mostly for entertainment, playing games, watching movies etc, though I used to use it for work when I was still working. I have a definite preference for a hard keyboard, for work related stuff, though a quick email or typing in URLs is fine on the software keyboard... just not for lengthy work.

    I'm not sure if I would make the same choice if I had my time over. But I cant couch surf comfortably with a netbook (yes I have one) or a macbook pro. I dont think I could with the Air either. So the iPad is now my couch surfing and entertainment tool, and I use the MBP for just about everything else.
     
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  12. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

    652
    Sep 26, 2010
    I'm on my second iPad (original). I had an iPad wifi, then was given one with 3G. I love it, but now I feel really sentimental about it, so I may get an iPad 2 so I can keep this one around.

    SJ-engraved-iPad1.
     
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  13. what

    Don't you know you are required by Apple to upgrade every year. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Tablets are surely not as powerful as a laptop, but never intended to be either. Everyone has their own preference. Go with what works for you.
     
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  15. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Must I buy one?

    Tell me, thanks.
     
  16. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Herman that is something only you can decide. Got mine because originally because of my job but I truly enjoy using it. There are post processing apps but I have seldom used them.
    They, like cameras and phones, are only truly useful; if you take them with you. Go to the Store and handle the various models and decide if you would be willing to so do.
    Hope this is of help...
     
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  17. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I'd be keeping that one too, in pristine condition. I'm not much of a sentimentalist but in time, you'll see a lot more value in that, I suspect.
     
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  18. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    LOL! I know. I have failed to be a good Apple devotee. I haven't upgraded to the iPhone 4S either (though I was due to upgrade this year, I actually dont like the design of the 4, and am hoping for a more contoured design for the 5). I *did* have a 4, but sold it. My 3GS is fine for now.
     
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  19. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    If you need to ask, Herman, then the short answer is no, you dont have to buy one. Sooner or later you will come to your own conclusions about whats essential to your technical life.
     
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  20. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

    652
    Sep 26, 2010
    I was originally going to give it to the computer history museum when it died, but now I suspect i'll be keeping it.