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shakeeb
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11/29/2014 | 9:36:20 AM
Re: It comes down to how you plan to use it!
@PedroGonzales – Its not an easy task to select a good tablet to suite your requirement that fits your budget. We should always be careful especially with the low quality products in the market. Today you can see tablets for as low as 50USD on ebay which might not be the perfect fit. 
shakeeb
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11/29/2014 | 9:33:09 AM
Re: It comes down to how you plan to use it!
 

@Stratustician – Usually most people get carried away from physiological pricing methods they use. As you clearly said sometimes we even forget the purpose of using this device.

 
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11/29/2014 | 6:48:17 AM
Re: Phablets
PaulS, me too. Just the word 'phablet' doesn't sound sweet to my ears :) No other particular reason.
WaqasAltaf
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11/29/2014 | 6:36:57 AM
The purpose of tablet ?
Last year I bought Samsung Galaxy tab with a lot of enthusiasm but the conclusion I drew from tablet use is that with 5-6 inch smartphones and 15 inch screen laptops available, couldn't figure out where to use it. For facebook, skype, whatsapp and ocassional video streaming, the smartphone did the job and for official work, laptop was convenient enough to not invite other options. So why to use tablet; couldn't understand.
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11/29/2014 | 1:58:22 AM
New Tablets for December
There's a few new Tablets available in December worth reviewing with high end features and great prices --  the new Ramos i9s ($239) -- powered by one of Intel's first 64-bit mobile processors, with a premium build quality and features that compare to the Nexus 9 at nearly half the price.

The X90 HD - Windows 8.1 tablet ($269)  is also a great option as the only 8.9" Windows tablet on the market to offer a Super AMOLED 2560X1600 display; plus comes bundled with a case and Bluetooth keyboard.

The Ramos i12 ($269) - is an ultra-size 12-inch tablet that includes an option for a case-keyboard to make a great tablet-laptop combo.

Also available is an iPad case with Bluetooth keyboard for $20 (regularly $59)

 

One U.S. source to offer these new models is TabletMaxx -- plus features low cost shipping worldwide.
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11/29/2014 | 12:15:54 AM
Re: Phablets
I'm not a fan of the term phablets. I didnt start hearing that until the iPhone came out with the 6.

The note has been around for a while and i never heard that called a phablet.. and im glad.

 
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11/28/2014 | 9:40:12 PM
Re: It comes down to how you plan to use it!
The conception about tablet is still forming -in my opinion. When users buy tablets, very few have specific expectations. Most of the buyers think I will use it for task a, b and c, and then try to see what else can it do. 

There are so many products in market, it is also a time consuming taks to study (most of) tablets and decide. There are reviews, but they also tend to throw buyers in confusion. In short, deciding about a talet purchase is not easy.
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11/28/2014 | 8:39:10 PM
Re: It comes down to how you plan to use it!
"If you want a productive device, look for something with those features.  if you want a device that is more for basic web surfing and apps, look for which devices deliver better experiences there."

@Stratustician: Sometimes brand name can play a lot of role in the tablet purchase. While the user may only require certain hardware specs which are available on a cheaper tablet, the brand name of an iPad and the image it has allures a lot of people into getting one.
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11/28/2014 | 8:35:31 PM
Phablets
I think phablets have completely changed the game as far as the tablet market is concerned. The phones have gotten bigger and have the same specs as tablets. Tablets unfortunately have done little to upgrade themselves and stay ahead of the game. Neither have they tried to improve on the physical aspects, nor are they stronger in terms of the configurations. On the contrary, people are increasingly becoming comfortable with carrying big-sized phones around which can also serve as tablets when required.
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11/28/2014 | 7:21:44 PM
Re: cost isnt everything
"cost isnt everything"

Of course not but have in mind that everything it depends on how much one earns. For many people out there 800$ are two monthly wages.
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