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Angelfuego
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12/4/2014 | 2:32:10 PM
Re: Tablet buying
@ Kristen, Cost isn't everything, but it certainly does help.
Angelfuego
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12/4/2014 | 2:30:55 PM
Re: Tablet buying
One way around doing "real work" on iPads, is to put yor work in an iCloud or email your work to yourself. The you can open it up on a desktop or laptop at work and can continue to work on the document. Since iPads do not have USB ports, that is one way I try to circumvent that issue. For those of you that still prefer to work off of a more traditional keyboard, they sell special cases with keyboards that make this preference possible.
Li Tan
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12/4/2014 | 9:13:53 AM
Re: The purpose of tablet ?
Yes that's true - I think tablet and laptop can complement each other instead of one replacing another. For example, for document editting, laptop is still much better than tablet, even if you have mini-keypad. MS Surface may be an exception - it can transform into a laptop.
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12/1/2014 | 12:22:03 PM
Tablet buying
This was the first Thanksgiving weekend where I heard people discuss the wisdom/lack of wisdom in buying cheap tablets at drugstores. The electronic kind of tablets.
WaqasAltaf
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11/30/2014 | 9:27:46 PM
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Technocrati, yes it is games and videos that consume the power more than anything. I think there has been tremendous development in the world of technology but that same effort has not been given to the battery aspect. It is usual for people to be experiencing a low battery in times when they urgently need the device.
WaqasAltaf
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11/30/2014 | 9:18:35 PM
Re: The purpose of tablet ?
Mak 63, ok that's a genuine use of laptop but for a specific group of society. Generally we still have to find a use which laptops and smartphones can't deliver.
WaqasAltaf
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11/30/2014 | 9:15:58 PM
Re: The purpose of tablet ?
Kristin, I personally feel that it is a luxury product and such products which do have a dire need, can't last long. Some might disagree since they have tried to overcome the laptop use through tablets but there are certain limitations in the tablets which laptops don't have.
mak63
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11/30/2014 | 8:46:05 PM
Re: The purpose of tablet ?
There are many people in the US and in the world with vision problems; where a phone, a phablet or a 7" tablet are just way too small to enjoy media in it. Laptops are ok, but not that easy to handle. I believe, a 10" tablet would be ideal for this particular group of people; which counts for millions.
Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 6:38:59 PM
Re: Phablets
I hate that term too -- always made me think "faux tablet" when I first heard others throwing it around.
Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 6:37:57 PM
Re: Phablets
Agree on the travel point. A lot easier to transport and lug around than a laptop.
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