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What should I buy that is currently available?

ipad
8 (27.6%)
PC tablet
8 (27.6%)
Netbook
7 (24.1%)
Other (please specify)
3 (10.3%)
monitor arms + tweed suit
3 (10.3%)

Total Members Voted: 29

Last post Author Topic: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?  (Read 49534 times)

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #100 on: September 08, 2010, 08:28:41 AM »
superboyac, I came back to this thread to tell you to get an iPad.

I originally told you that if it was me I'd get an Android tablet. But I've since thought about it and realized it isn't me. That is, you didn't ask me what I would get. You asked what you should get. And it seems to me you want an iPad so you should get what you want. :Thmbsup:
Thanks!  But I still don't think I want it anymore.  The main thing I like about the ipad is that the touchscreen responsiveness is so good.  But I really want a Windows7 machine.  I know it, I won't be happy otherwise.  I'll just wait.  If an emergency comes up, I'll buy another laptop.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #101 on: September 08, 2010, 08:29:05 AM »
Did wraith get an ipad?!  Holy smokes.  Good stuff.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #102 on: September 09, 2010, 11:20:14 PM »
USD35 Tablet for Students

greenshot_2010-09-10_14-14-41.jpg

If they could get these to store for US$50 I'm sure they'd sell by the millions.

Hell, I'd buy two or three even though I'd prefer a real notebook.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2010, 07:12:19 PM by 4wd »

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #103 on: September 10, 2010, 08:34:53 AM »
Did wraith get an ipad?!  Holy smokes.  Good stuff.

Yup.  I find myself using it for casual type stuff like you were talking about doing with whatever device you purchased.  Whenever I need to do more meaty stuff (writing, designing, illustrating), I revert to the tablet.  But knowing that the device will be charged when I pick it up is a *big* advantage.  If I leave the tc1100 off the base, it won't, unless I'm going right back to it.  Other than casual charging (I'm transferring stuff so it's connected to my computer), I haven't charged it since I purchased it last Saturday.  And I still haven't gone below 60% battery.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #104 on: September 11, 2010, 10:52:54 PM »
wraith:
I just went into my local fry's.  I tried out all the laptops and pc's.  I was not particularly drawn to any of the laptops, just because I know a laptop does everything I need to do in the normal way.  Now, they didn't have any tablets, but they did have some HP Touchsmart all-in-one pc's as well as a couple of sony touchscreen all in one's.  I was playing around with it with Windows 7's touchscreen features, and it's really pretty freaking awesome!!  I liked it.  It's very productive and useful and all that good stuff.  Even the native windows handwriting recognition feature when you need to enter characters (website addresses, searches, etc.) was really pretty good!  Even with my crappy chicken scratch handwriting!  Man, I think I could do some good with a tablet convertible.

So, now that I was able to try it hands-on, I think I may indeed get that HP tm2t.  I really want a better built, more professional tablet convertible like the higher end HP's, or the Panasonics, or Lenovo.  But at this point, it's not worth the extra $1000+.  So I think I'll get the cheap HP tablet and mess around with that for a while.  It's only about $900, which is good.  But everyone, the Windows 7 touch interface is pretty nice, just from my first impressions.  It does all the pinching zoom, tapping, and all that really well, I liked it a lot.

it just goes to show, people like us really need to get our hands on these things.  These reviews and forums are all great, but nothing is like touching the freaking thing.  Nothing.  I'm glad I did that.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #105 on: September 12, 2010, 09:22:44 AM »
it just goes to show, people like us really need to get our hands on these things.  These reviews and forums are all great, but nothing is like touching the freaking thing.  Nothing.  I'm glad I did that.
Yes, I agree.  But one thing that often perplexes me is whether to buy what I've tried out at the "real" store where I tried it or save some $$ by buying it elsewhere online.  I often have these crises of conscience.  Is this an issue for you, too, Superboyac?

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #106 on: September 12, 2010, 09:28:40 AM »
I love the Windows 7 touchescreen desktops that I've tried as well (from HP, Acer, Asus, and MSi). However, I can't see the point of the technology in a desktop, unless it were setup as a media centre or something in one's living room where you might not want/need the keyboard and mouse?

For me, I tend to have the monitor separated from me physically by at least a couple of feet of (physical) desktop so that I can use my desktop for other things (pen and paper writing, laying flat a large book, reading snail mail correspondence, etc.). Thus, trying to reach over that space to reach a touch screen doesn't seem all that practical...
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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #107 on: September 12, 2010, 02:05:34 PM »
it just goes to show, people like us really need to get our hands on these things.  These reviews and forums are all great, but nothing is like touching the freaking thing.  Nothing.  I'm glad I did that.
Yes, I agree.  But one thing that often perplexes me is whether to buy what I've tried out at the "real" store where I tried it or save some $$ by buying it elsewhere online.  I often have these crises of conscience.  Is this an issue for you, too, Superboyac?
If the store has it for around the same price, I'll get it there.  But the online deals are usually much better.  So I go with that.  Yes, there is the return policy which is always more painful online vs. brick and mortar, but I just deal with it. 

And, yes, Darwin, I also don't really understand what someone is supposed to do with those all in one pc's with the touchscreen.  I don't quite get it.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #108 on: September 17, 2010, 11:50:27 AM »
I haz iPad! I've just skimmed the surface but it's without doubt the most impressive gadget I've ever owned. :-* There's just one thing I have to whine about... Man, this thing's HEAVY!!

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #109 on: September 17, 2010, 12:01:38 PM »
I haz iPad! I've just skimmed the surface but it's without doubt the most impressive gadget I've ever owned. :-* There's just one thing I have to whine about... Man, this thing's HEAVY!!
That's good to hear.  I've heard great things about it.  I was advised to wait until Black Friday before making any purchases, and I thought it was a good idea.  I hope we see some more tablet-like gadgets for Windows 7 by then.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #110 on: September 17, 2010, 03:31:26 PM »
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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #111 on: September 22, 2010, 07:38:55 AM »
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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #112 on: September 22, 2010, 11:04:58 AM »
Are you ready for the BlackPad?
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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #113 on: September 22, 2010, 12:55:08 PM »
Are you ready for the BlackPad?
not unless it can run Windows 7.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #114 on: September 22, 2010, 01:53:03 PM »
Check out http://finerhosting.com/tablets/

great graphics [ totally off-topic :-D ]

one of those shows a windows desktop, but none have windows listed as an OS
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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #115 on: September 22, 2010, 04:03:06 PM »
Are you ready for the BlackPad?
not unless it can run Windows 7.

Not then... apparently the rumour is that it will run a new proprietary OS from QNX Software Systems.
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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #116 on: September 28, 2010, 08:53:16 PM »
And here come some more choices:

 http://www.crunchgea...droid-tablets-video/

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #117 on: October 06, 2010, 10:54:50 AM »
I was watching MSNBC last night, and the announcer stated that over 3 million iPads have been sold so far, with a rate of over 1 million sells per month, and that this is revolutionary ;) 


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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #118 on: November 03, 2010, 05:46:34 PM »
this from slashdot this morning (something else you may wish to consider)

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Technology: Agloves Allow For Touchscreen Use On Cold Days
Posted by samzenpus on Wednesday November 03, @05:00PM
from the touch-the-screen dept, Zothecula writes

"With capacitive the technology of choice on the majority of touchscreen devices hitting the market, people have been coming up with all kinds of interesting ways to interact with their devices when the winter chill sets in and gloves become a necessity. Many South Koreans apparently turned to using sausages as a stylus but if you'd prefer not to be hassled by dogs as you type a text there are less meat product-based solutions, such as the North Face Etip gloves. Now there's another glove-based solution in the form of Agloves, which provide even greater touchscreen friendly surface area for your hands."

if you live in a cold climate I suspect any cool points you might score for having a tablet would be negated by using a sausage to interact with the thing...


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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #119 on: November 03, 2010, 06:59:41 PM »
if you live in a cold climate I suspect any cool points you might score for having a tablet would be negated by using a sausage to interact with the thing...
Not to mention that frozen sausages are hell to sharpen!

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #120 on: November 03, 2010, 07:23:55 PM »
Not to mention that frozen sausages are hell to sharpen!

not half so difficult as their unfrozen brethren (don't ask me how I know that...)

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #121 on: November 03, 2010, 07:45:55 PM »
The
Not to mention that frozen sausages are hell to sharpen!

not half so difficult as their unfrozen brethren (don't ask me how I know that...)

then you should have turned them anti-clockwise (and don't worry, I will not tell how I know this either...)

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #122 on: November 04, 2010, 06:51:44 AM »
20 years ago if you were standing on a street corner wildly stabbing an appliance with a wiener, they'd lock you up.

My how the world has changed.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #123 on: November 10, 2010, 05:54:49 AM »
pc tablet is best but as you want something other than pc then you can go for ipad..generallly people say its heavy ..but once we start using it we get used to it...so ipad is a great option...
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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #124 on: November 28, 2010, 01:41:51 AM »
Ahem...
I just bought an ipad.