What is the BEST Tablet To Buy?
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What I can do
I went iPad, in spite of severe limitations, because I got the ...
For me, it comes down to:
I went iPad, in spite of severe limitations, because I got the most "bang for the buck" for screen resolution, at the expense of what I can do with the device. I shopped *very* carefully. What I really wanted was a small laptop with great resolution, but the price was too high.
- Screen Resolution
- What I can do
I've long been frustrated that laptop screen resolution went terribly down-hill when the industry moved to wide-screen. Common resolutions now are worse than 5-6 years ago, per the laptops I've had over the years.
In reading, it looks like the new Ivy Bridge from Intel will provide the GPU required for higher resolution in a small package. Based on what I'm starting to see announced, it looks like future options will be much more numerous. Hopefully, LCD (and related) technology will come down in price too.
Personally, I'll "stay put" with my new iPad this year (and enjoy my new "kick-back device" very much!), but next year, "all bets are off" as options increase, and I find something that is more useful when I'm away from WiFi...
For me, the iPad is just a "stop-gap" solution, until $499 buys a 128Mb unit, and I can dump my iPod Classic, or Apple loosens-up on the software design, and the need for a laptop is lessened.
Last edited by bassman99; 04-25-2012 at 02:55 PM.
04-25-2012 02:49 PM
That's what I was thinking when I got a Transformer, but six months later I still had to get an iPad because I couldn't stand all its little annoyances (lag, crashes etc, people in the Transformer forum reported similar things), plus the general lack of apps. There are physical keyboards to iPad too, I'm writing this on one (the integration is not as neat though, the Transformer is clearly built with a keyboard in mind, which is a really cool idea, also I have no experience with the successor Prime.)
Originally Posted by altimax98
To the OP,
If you have an IPad or an Android tablet, buying the other is (imo) a huge waste of money. You will not find enough differences to keep you interested in both. You'll gravitate to one or the other and your second choice will end up collecting dust.
Personally, I'd choose one of the two and then grab a slate PC or laptop for those times you really need to do work on a tight deadline.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Samsung Galaxy Tab or Sony Tablet S
Android is terrible, IMO. Dumped my tablet for an iPad 2, never looked back. Even hate the android phone i'm stuck with for 2 years.
Sent from my White iPad 4.
Since we are talking tablets in this thread....I just thought I'd mention that Acer just released the ICS (Android 4.0.3) for my Acer Iconia Tab A500. Playing with it now.
Android tablets are good when comparing hardware etc to the iPad, but the apps suck. The problem is most of them were designed for a phone, not a tablet. Until the standard of apps is raised significantly, iPad will always win imho.
If an app has stopped responding or closes on launch, try the following: *
Home screen *
click the Home button twice *
Tap and hold on the app *
When it jiggles, tap the (-
) to close it *
Double-click the Home button and re-open the app
Cool, been waiting for that. Thanks.
Originally Posted by AQ_OC
In anticipation of buying a smartphone I bought a Motorola Xoom tablet because I wanted to get a feel for the android os. And I bought it from Costco because I knew I could take it back with no hassle. I had it for 3 days and absolutely hated it. I couldn't figure anything out on it and when it froze I said the hell with it and took it back. Then I bought an iphone 4S. I was, and am still, in love with this damn phone. Its easy to figure out how to do things and just plain easy to use. So just this week I also bought the new ipad and, of course, its similar to the iphone in ease of use. And I just mastered(I think) how to use Keynote. As far as the android stuff is concerned I kinda like the names they use like Ice Cream sandwich and android but that is all I like.
I've said this before and it has to be said again: reading a spec sheet and a few reviews is NOT the same thing as using and living with the device for a couple months. I researched tablets for a while and settled on the iPad 2. Even then, it took me a while to fully understand how everything worked and to accept the good with the bad. This works both ways though - there are some positive things that I didn't know about that surprised me so that's cool.
Originally Posted by seneca18
One thing to comment on as well: Microsoft doesn't skirt around any laws. They are just very smart about how they release stuff and it seems to anger people. Honestly, isn't Apple a little shady sometimes with how their stuff ends up being incredibly proprietary and difficult to deal with? That all being said, I enjoy products from both Apple and Microsoft and I hope they both keep doing what they are doing. Th competition between them is good for us.
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