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Tablet Shopping: 7 Tips To Avoid Buyer's Remorse

From 8-inch Windows 8.1 slates to iPads to phablets, tablet shoppers have more options than ever this holiday season. Follow these tips to avoid a mistake.

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Shopping for a new tablet used to be easy. There was the iPad, some nice Android tablets from big companies, and some cheap Android tablets from companies you'd never heard of. That was about it. But that's not the case anymore.

Today, you can choose from five iPad models if you buy new, seven if you are willing to consider a refurbished one. At the top of the line, the iPad Air 2 costs more than $800, but with the iPad Mini now available for less than $250, the range of iPads is not only the biggest ever but open to a wider range of budgets than before.

In the meantime, the iPad's main competitor, the Android tablet, has also exploded in number of choices. Android slates now come in all shapes and sizes, from inexpensive 7-inch tablets to pricey models with laptop-size screens. The nicest Android tablets come with fancy technology and extra software to rival the iPad.

[Will your smartphone become drop proof? Read Gorilla Glass 4: Better Smartphone Drop Protection.]

The increasing diversity of Windows tablets further complicate your decision. Early Windows 8 two-in-ones, a.k.a hybrids, such as the original Surface Pro, were expensive and clunky. Now, budget Windows two-in-ones cost less than the cheapest iPad. Expensive hybrids are thinner, lighter and more powerful than ever, challenging the notion that tablets and laptops need to be separate devices. Hybrids not your style? Windows 8.1 tablets with 8-inch screens sell for less than $200.

Apple's iPads set the tablet standard, but some Android tablets have caught up.
Apple's iPads set the tablet standard, but some Android tablets have caught up.

The options are dizzying -- and we've barely scratched the surface. But fear not. We've outlined the big points you need to consider before pulling out your credit card.

1. Cost isn't everything.
Most people shop with a budget in mind, which can make it tempting to go for the biggest discounts or cheapest devices. But beware; if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Rather than letting the lowest price tag guide you, consider what you want to get out of your purchase.

If you're in the market for a single, do-it-all device, you might be tempted by one of the new fleet of cheap Windows 8.1 two-in-ones, several of which run well $300. Some of these devices will handle light productivity just fine, but few of them, despite their support for desktop apps, offer the computing power of a traditional PC. A $200 tablet can complement your existing PC or provide entertainment for the kids. But if you're hoping a budget tablet will give you the

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Stratustician
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11/28/2014 | 1:44:21 PM
It comes down to how you plan to use it!
It's easy to get caught up in the price war game and think "hey, it's on sale for a great price, sure, I'll just pick one up" and then end up with devices that really aren't used.  As beautifully stated in the article, if you keep in mind what you really want to use the device for, that should guide your decision.  I personally have both an iPad, but also get amazing use out of a Windows tablet.  Both for different reasons, but they both have great features as already covered in the article.  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.
PedroGonzales
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11/28/2014 | 4:04:02 PM
Re: It comes down to how you plan to use it!
This is a very informative article.  Many people asked me about tablets. I referred a friend to this article because of the in depth analysis on buying a tablet and other factor which I haven't thought( constant internet connectivity).  I agree it all comes down to the type of use you will give the tablet.
shakeeb
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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. 
mak63
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11/29/2014 | 1:51:26 PM
Re: It comes down to how you plan to use it!
"Today you can see tablets for as low as 50USD on ebay"

Nowadays, you can get a $50 tablet everywhere, not just eBay.
I counted 8 big chains stores that have them already (Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Staples, etc., just to name a few).
One thing they seem to have in common besides the price. It's that all have well known Android vulnerabilities. So, buyer: Be Warned.
shakeeb
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11/30/2014 | 9:01:19 AM
Re: It comes down to how you plan to use it!
@mak63 – yes they are everywhere, customers need to be extra cautious when buying a tablet. Some of these tablets don't even have a brand name or a website of the manufacturer. 
Nemos
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11/30/2014 | 10:37:45 AM
Re: It comes down to how you plan to use it!
 "be careful especially with the low quality products in the market"

hmmm sorry for this comment but I doubt about it, as it is very difficult to find low quality product in high tech products, have in mind that in most cases is the same factory that produce the low cost product and the famous brand product.
PaulS681
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11/30/2014 | 2:00:16 PM
Re: It comes down to how you plan to use it!
@Nemos...  I think there are many low quality tech devices out there.
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11/30/2014 | 4:36:51 PM
Re: It comes down to how you plan to use it!
One has to be selecive. There are low quality products too, offered at cheap price and listing high specs.
PaulS681
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11/28/2014 | 6:55:57 PM
Re: It comes down to how you plan to use it!
It does come down to what you want to accomplish with the device. I get people asking me if this is a good tablet.. or this one... etc...

My answer is usually it depends what you are going to use it for. One tablet might be the cheapest and might fill the needs of that person where someone else needs to do more and then would need a better one.

 
shakeeb
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11/29/2014 | 10:30:16 AM
Re: It comes down to how you plan to use it!
@PaulS681 – I have to agree with you on this, selecting a good tablet always varies from person to person. Have you noticed that most cheap tablets have very limited internal memory?
tzubair
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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 | 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.
shakeeb
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11/29/2014 | 9:40:46 PM
Re: It comes down to how you plan to use it!
@tzubair – Consumers always like to go for tablets with a famous brand, but unfortunately there are plenty of replicas in the market. 
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.

 
asksqn
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11/28/2014 | 5:10:44 PM
Buy Now Pay Later
Tablets are like any other device that enables internet connectivity - you're going to get ripped off  if you insist on buying brand new because the same tablet will be 1/2 price three months later.  As informative as this piece may be, the fact is, it is wiser to buy a manufacturer refurb rather than paying full price for technology that is obsolete the moment you take it out of the box. 
shakeeb
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11/29/2014 | 9:39:33 AM
Re: Buy Now Pay Later
@asksqn – Compared to wifi only tablets usually 3G enabled tablets are much expensive.  As most of us have wifi at work and at home it's always good to get a wifi only tablet. 
shakeeb
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11/29/2014 | 9:41:35 AM
Re: Buy Now Pay Later
@asksqn – Most manufacture refurbished devices are much cheaper and worth buying. Something that really frightens me is the durability of manufacture refurbished electronics. Have you had any negative experience on buying a manufacture refurbished item?
Gary_EL
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11/29/2014 | 9:27:08 PM
Re: Buy Now Pay Later
Most reputable retailers are confident that the device will be obsolete long before they break down electronically, so they offer low-cost 2-3 year warranties with the devices. I've never bought a refurbished tablet, but since there are no moving parts (eg: the hard disk) it should hold true here, too.
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11/28/2014 | 6:51:44 PM
cost isnt everything
I like this tip, cost isnt everything. Beware if it looks like to good of a deal it just might be.

I have a little experience in this... A year ago I bought my daughter a tablet for her bday. I found one on sale and it looked like it woiuld do what she wanted.

I got it home and tried to run netflix on it. That tablet wouldnt run netflix. I found a bunch of posts on it after doing a search. I should have known better. I took it back and got a galaxt tablet for her.
Nemos
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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.
shakeeb
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11/29/2014 | 10:35:22 AM
Re: 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."

@Nemos- It all depends on the living standard f the individual a person with a 400$ monthly wage might not be able to afford a tablet. He might have other basic needs that needs to be fulfilled. 
Technocrati
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11/29/2014 | 2:40:47 PM
Re: cost isnt everything

"..For many people out there 800$ are two monthly wages."

 

@Nemos     Great point.  We tend to forget that many live on very little money.  And while I can appreciate the point of not skimping too much on price, I  also understand it is better to have than to have not. 

One thankfully can find something in their price range and at least get  in the game.

shakeeb
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11/30/2014 | 9:03:36 AM
Re: cost isnt everything
@Technocrati – Do you think having a low quality tab is much better than not having one? 
Technocrati
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11/30/2014 | 2:30:16 PM
Re: cost isnt everything

@shakeeb      I do actually.   As long as you have the android OS then you can take advantage of the basic uses.  I started off with a 7" tab to see if I would like it at all - well I did for the reasons mentioned, but strangely the older model has features I like better than the 10" I bought later.

It seems the 7" is louder and holds a charge longer and charges faster.  All pluses in my book, yet sadly the screen is too small for my tired eyes to look at for too long.

shakeeb
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11/29/2014 | 9:44:58 AM
Re: cost isnt everything
@PaulS681 – What was the brand of the tablet you initially brought? Was it a Chinese unknown brand? Usually these Chinese manufactured brands do not have the specifications they claim to have. It's always wise to run a diagnosis and check before you buy it. 
PaulS681
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11/29/2014 | 12:54:13 PM
Re: cost isnt everything
@Shakeeb... It was a Lenovo tablet and it was a close out sale. I really should have known better but the specs looked ok to me.
shakeeb
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11/30/2014 | 8:58:09 AM
Re: cost isnt everything
"It was a Lenovo tablet and it was a close out sale. I really should have known better but the specs looked ok to me."

@PaulS681 – Its shocking to see a renowned brand such as Lenovo failing to meet their customers' expectations. 
Nemos
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11/28/2014 | 7:16:06 PM
amazing...
I think is one of the best guides about tablets on the internet I have ever read. Although I believe that nobody should spend more that 500$ for consuming technology as the quality of today products are not as it was before 20 years, therefore a 2 year old device is too old and you "have" to replace if is not already broken.
shakeeb
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11/29/2014 | 10:32:42 AM
Re: amazing...
  

@Nemos – Technology becomes outdated very soon. A tablet you buy today will soon be outdated and will not support the latest apps on the market. 
Technocrati
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11/29/2014 | 2:48:27 PM
Re: amazing...

" A tablet you buy today will soon be outdated..."

@shakeeb     I agree and it is something I am trying to look the other way on in terms of a Tablet.  I bought the Tab 2 last year and at that price - I hope I won't be forced to replace it anytime soon.

 

The only thing I would even consider doing that for would be for longer battery life.   I am still waiting on that.

shakeeb
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11/30/2014 | 9:07:34 AM
Re: amazing...
"...The only thing I would even consider doing that for would be for longer battery life.   I am still waiting on that."

@ Technocrati – Till date I haven't found a long lasting battery life tablet. I have seen Sony Xperia tablets using a power saving function to extend the battery life.  I see this function is working fine on my Xperia Z2 smartphone.
Technocrati
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11/30/2014 | 2:38:24 PM
Re: amazing...

@shakeeb      It will be a game changer for Tablets and computing in general - if this battery issue can be improved.  

I have "power-save" active but I guess I might not be getting a good read on the situation because I have failed to account for the amount of power it takes to play games - which I do more than I used too.  

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11/30/2014 | 9:27:46 PM
Re: amazing...
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.
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12/4/2014 | 2:35:15 PM
Re: amazing...
@Technocrati, I agree with you about how ideal it would be if our tablets had an increased battery life. The short battery life of phones also is a concern of mine. I am surprised that we are still dealing with battery life issues, despite how far we have come in terms of technology.
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12/5/2014 | 12:58:36 AM
Re: amazing...
The lack of progress in batteries is probably the biggest technological disappointment of the 21st Century so far.
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12/5/2014 | 11:14:49 AM
Re: amazing...

@Gary_EL  @Anelfuego       It certainly does seem to be a fundamental constraint that makes increasing battery very difficult if not nearly impossible to improve.

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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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11/29/2014 | 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.

 
WaqasAltaf
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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.
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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.
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11/30/2014 | 3:43:53 AM
Re: Phablets
"The note has been around for a while and i never heard that called a phablet.. and im glad."

@PaulS681: Even if the note is not being called one, I'm quite sure it is being used as both a tablet and a phone. Given the huge screen size, I have seen many users read books on it, browse web and also create content. That is sufficient to indicate that it is both a tablet and a phone even if people don't call it one.
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11/30/2014 | 1:57:16 PM
Re: Phablets
@ tzubair... I'm not saying it's not one because it wasn't being called a phablet.

I'm pointing out that I think it sounds like a stupid term and I commend samsung for not marketing it as such.
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12/4/2014 | 2:41:10 PM
Re: Phablets
@Paul, I must confess that the first time that I heard the term "phablet," I had a good chuckle. I, however, think that it would have been a great marketing term for Samsung to use. I think it is a cute, catchy term. Personally, I don't care to own a phablet. I still prefer the thin and more compact phone style. I think that will eventually will come back in popular demand, once the phablet-craze dissipates.
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12/4/2014 | 2:44:08 PM
Re: Phablets
@Kristen, With the struggling economy and the pressure of buying Christmas gifts, I guess people are obliging to purchase lower-end tablets from drug stores with the hopes that they won't get what they pay for.
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11/29/2014 | 10:37:50 AM
Re: Phablets
@tzubair – Have you ever felt that you don't need to have two devices (smartphone & tablet), when they both do the same thing? I think the smartphone is much more convenient than having a tablet. 
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11/29/2014 | 3:14:05 PM
Re: Phablets

@shakeeb    I have notice that my tablet really comes in handy when traveling.   When I was traveling I used it for entertainment mainly - music primarily.  And it functioned as a backup alarm clock at my destination.   I know.   A really expensive alarm clock !     But if I wanted to do any real work - it is still the laptop. 

And even with those limited uses ( oh and now I play an occasional game which is a good stress reliever) I would rather have it than not.

Sure you can do all of this with your phone, but I don't like the small screen size.

shakeeb
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11/29/2014 | 9:44:32 PM
Re: Phablets
@Technocrati – Large display size is the main reason why we still see tablets around us. Individuals who love gaming on android mostly use tablets or phablets. 
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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12/4/2014 | 2:47:09 PM
Re: Phablets
@Kristen, I agree with you about how tablets are convenient for traveling. I can remeber a time when I thought that laptops were convenient for travel, but not anymore. Boy, how things have changed. I think tablets and phablets are way more convenient. I still think the mimi-laptop by Acer is a good alternative as well. 
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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.
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.
Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 6:36:26 PM
Re: The purpose of tablet ?
I found myself in a similar situation when I purchased my iPad. I had it for a few months but still couldn't figure out why it's more useful than my laptop and my smartphone. It's a nice to have, not a need to have for me.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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12/7/2014 | 11:45:37 AM
Re: The purpose of tablet ?
Li Tan, in my opinion there is no need of a tablet when we have 5-6 inch smartphones available because they are not bad either. The operating systems in tablets and smartphones are the same. Do you think in today's circumstances, purchase of a tablet is justified or it is just an impulse buy?
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1/29/2015 | 2:39:40 PM
Re: The purpose of tablet ?
I guess it is a matter of preference. I prefer something that fits in my pocket or can easily fit in the grip of my hand. Phabletsare too big for me. They are like the size of a book. A phablet can't even fir in my purse. I rarely use purses. I usually pick up my keys, debit card, identification, phone, and leave the house. The only purses that I own are clutch bags, which are too small to stuff a phablet in.
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1/29/2015 | 3:18:53 PM
Re: The purpose of tablet ?
@angelfuego I'm on your side with this one. Phablets are an awkward size and too big to serve the same purpose as a smartphone. Personally, I like my phone to fit in one hand and my iPhone 4 (prehistoric, I know) does the job just fine.
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1/30/2015 | 11:05:43 PM
Re: The purpose of tablet ?
@Kelly22: If it makes you feel better, I just got an iPhone4 . It is a hand-me-down from a friend.
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11/29/2014 | 5:06:48 PM
Re: Tablet Shopping: 7 Tips To Avoid Buyers Remorse
Great advice! I purchased a tablet, a Blackberry Playbook a couple years ago, and definately had buyers remorse after. Not what I expected at all.
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11/29/2014 | 9:48:43 PM
Re: Tablet Shopping: 7 Tips To Avoid Buyers Remorse
"Great advice! I purchased a tablet, a Blackberry Playbook a couple years ago, and definately had buyers remorse after. Not what I expected at all."

@freespiritny25 – Personally I love blackberry smartphones (the ones with the QWERTY physical keypad), but I have never been a fan of Playbook as Blackberry OS doesn't support certain apps. Blackberry OS for playbook didn't support Skype (Video Calling). Have you noticed that I don't support any voice or video call app?
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Michelle,
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11/29/2014 | 6:52:43 PM
Great list
This is such a great list full of good advice. I really appreciate the time you put into this. I'm certain I know someone who'll need these shopping tips for the gift season.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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