For a student: Ipad 4 or Note 10.1.

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  1. daniel_2014

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    Hi.

    Guys,i have a doubt about the better tablet for my profile. I am a student and I want read books and write with a stylus pen in my tablet. My doubt is: what the better tablet for my profile, Ipad 4 or galaxy note 10.1?

    I did some calculus about the prices of the two devices and the diference between Ipad 4 andNote 10.1 is considerable.

    Given this, i have some questions:

    (1) What the "lifecycle" of a Ipad 4 ?

    (2) In terms of reading, what the better experience for ebooks, Ipad 4 or note 10.1?

    Thank you for answer my questions :)
     
  2. iluvmyipad

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    Hi, I have had my iPads for about 2 years. I think they will hold up as long as you take care of it. I've never had any problems with any if mine. My daughter dropped my ipad 3, and apple replaced it, the screen was cracked, but it still worked. I don't have the note 10, but I do have the note 8. The reading experience isn't very different on either device. I use ypthe kindle, and amazon apps, but I can read PDF files just fine on either. I do prefer the internet on my ipad , over the note.

    The stylus is a nice feature, although I have found that I don't use it as much as I probably could. I kind of forget about it : (

    I think it just depends on whether you like iOS or android devices. You'll be fine with either one. I would suggest going to a store and trying out both of them first.

    Hope that helped : )
     
  3. daniel_2014

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    Hi, iluvmyipad :)

    Thanks for you answer! Your hints were very good. My main doubt is about the lifecycle of Ipad 4 versus galaxy note 10.1. In your opinion, what the most durable?

    Thanks :)
     
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    Well, I'm not sure what you mean by 'durable'? Are you worried about susceptibility to damage (e.g. drop) and/or longevity or usefulness of the hardware/software? I'm assuming the latter - I've had my iPad 2 for 2 1/2 years - upgraded to iOS 7.0.3 w/o a problem and still working fine - in fact the iPad 2 is still Apple's most popular tablet (see chart below about global use - published earlier this month) and the device will be 3 y/o next spring which speaks for its usefulness.

    I have no experience w/ Android tablets (wife had a color Nook but now uses an iPad Mini), but the iPad 2 is excellent for reading (except outside on a sunny day, if that is an issue) and a stylus can be used. I will likely purchased an iPad Air early next year and expect my iPad 2 to be a backup for the foreseeable future. But I agree that you need to decide first by 'trying' each out in a store and then look at pricing (relative to storage size desired and need for cellular) - durability however defined is the least of your concerns. Dave :)


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    Hi, giradman. :)

    Ok, you are correct. My definition of durability was a bad definition. When I said this, I was me refers to time that the device will be operational.

    Thank you =)
     
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    Hi again Daniel​ - I just may be dense, but I'm still not getting the 'gist' of your question? Again if you mean 'longevity', the iPad 2 as stated will be 3 years old come next spring and I suspect mine to easily be useful to us for another year or so; I tend to switch out computers every 3-5 years, so this device will likely last for that period of time. Now by 'operational' - is that the answer you want or another? If you are asking about 'battery life' that is usually stated to be 8-10 hrs for an iPad (not sure for the Android device you mentioned in the OP). Still not sure if that is what you are asking, but please post back as needed. Dave :)
     
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    In general terms, Apple has a history of updating iOS for it tablets at leasts two generations back, usually three. Every tablet except the first generation iPad go the latest update (though not necessarily all the new features). In general, you can count on the current generation iPad being fully supported for at least two years. You may not get every little new feature, because these often depend on new hardware, but you can expect to get all the important stuff. If you include an AppleCare warranty you get tech support, and extra year of hardware warrantee, and two accident replacements (over the two years) for a $50 service fee.

    Traditionally Samsung has taken longer to update, and are quicker to abandon older devices. Some of this is the nature of the Android ecosystem, but mostly it's because Samsung makes so many devices (just to see what will sell) that you can't be sure which ones they will stand behind. I'm not familiar with their hardware support and warrantees, but assume it is comparable to the industry standard, and insurance can be purchased through third parties if not from Samsung themselves.

    That said, Android OS is also less dependent on the device manufacturer. Pretty much all devices will receive updates eventually, through the user community; if you are willing to take your device's maintenance and updating responsibilities on your own shoulders, and learn the in's an out's of rooting and installing new ROMs, you will be able to update to the newest Android OS, eventually, so long as the hardware can support it.

    The stylus on the Note will probably make stylus note taking better than it can be on the iPad, though you'll probably find a much smaller selection of note taking apps and therefore fewer options when it comes to features other than the stylus. It's going to be a trade off.

    Though. . . The newest Jot stylus; a collaboration between Adonit and Evernote looks like it might come close to being really good for note taking, but I have not seen any reviews yet.

    Bias: The only Android device I have is the older Nexus 7. I used to have a Motorola Droid X. I find/found them usable, but I prefer Apple's OS's and devices for most tasks.
     
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    Bravo!! ^^^^

    Thanks Twerppoet for another great explanation!! :thumbs:
     
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    Hello to all. Thank you for your answers.

    Explanation: durability for me mean the time of the device is available for use. For example, after 2 years all hardware in device is ok, without problem in wifi or touch, for example . I think that the operational system is not problem for me.

    In fact, my problem is that, in my country the difference between iPad and galaxy note 10.1 is 676,00 in my coin. I am brazilian. I think that you know about our expensive prices...
     
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    I don't know how durable the Note 10.1 is. iPad's are well built. Quite a few people are still using the original iPad over three years after it came out. Mine would probably still work if it hadn't been in a car accident and had the screen smashed.
     

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