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Yes, a tablet is good for doing some stuff while standing, but seriously how many people need to do that. Even in a lab a large portion of your time will be spent sitting, where a laptop/netbook would be much more useful.


Usually with my hands too full to manipulate a touchpad or mouse, when direct touch input is much better. Working in an actual research lab is nothing like a college/high school lab courses. In those cases, yep, a laptop is definitely better (and what I use in my lab courses). But in an actual research lab, given the work I'm doing and the materials/animals/procedures I'm working with, a tablet is a better option.

I've worked in a lab for years now, I'd know. A tablet is a much better setup for biomedical research.

And don't even get me started on how tablets need to be standardized in hospitals.
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Usually with my hands too full to manipulate a touchpad or mouse, when direct touch input is much better. Working in an actual research lab is nothing like a college/high school lab courses. In those cases, yep, a laptop is definitely better (and what I use in my lab courses). But in an actual research lab, given the work I'm doing and the materials/animals/procedures I'm working with, a tablet is a better option.

I've worked in a lab for years now, I'd know. A tablet is a much better setup for biomedical research.

And don't even get me started on how tablets need to be standardized in hospitals.
If your hands are full then how are you holding a tablet? And if you're not holding it how is it any better then a laptop??? You can't even use a tablet with gloves on.
    
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Can someone please explain to me why anyone would ever purchase a tablet over a laptop/netbook? For the life of me I just can't figure out a single circumstance where a tablet is better then a laptop. Not one.

What the heck are they for?
For media. Just watching movies, playing a few games, listening to music, web browsing. You could do that with say a netbook, but tablets are much easier to carry around.
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If your hands are full then how are you holding a tablet? And if you're not holding it how is it any better then a laptop??? You can't even use a tablet with gloves on.
Because I can usually take one glove off and use that free hand to manipulate my laptop. The other hand I need to keep gloved so I can continue to do whatever it is I'm doing. Most of the time when I'm looking at my laptop or tablet, it's to reference a protocol or reactant. Again though, direct touch input is definitely friendlier here than trying to use a laptop's touchpad this way, and a hell of a lot easier than using a mouse. The benchtop I use has absorbant... pad material all over it (I'm not really sure what to call it) and is very unfriendly on a mouse, whereas all I have while working in the animal lab and under the hood is a car next to me. It's enough to prop up a laptop or a tablet, but nowhere near enough room to move a mouse around.

And I can (and have) leave a tablet just propped up in its case facing me. It's extremely simple to do so.

Again, I have plenty of lab experience and I do know what works for my use. I've used a smartphone, my colleague's HTC-something, my cousin's iPad, and my own UL30A laptop, and the tablet was the clear winner out of all of these. It's one thing to say that you've no reason to use a tablet, but please don't be so naive as to tell me what I need to use in a lab or what should and shouldn't work for me. I've more than enough experience in a lab to know myself.
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Because I can usually take one glove off and use that free hand to manipulate my laptop. The other hand I need to keep gloved so I can continue to do whatever it is I'm doing. Most of the time when I'm looking at my laptop or tablet, it's to reference a protocol or reactant. Again though, direct touch input is definitely friendlier here than trying to use a laptop's touchpad this way, and a hell of a lot easier than using a mouse. The benchtop I use has absorbant... pad material all over it (I'm not really sure what to call it) and is very unfriendly on a mouse, whereas all I have while working in the animal lab and under the hood is a car next to me. It's enough to prop up a laptop or a tablet, but nowhere near enough room to move a mouse around.

And I can (and have) leave a tablet just propped up in its case facing me. It's extremely simple to do so.

Again, I have plenty of lab experience and I do know what works for my use. I've used a smartphone, my colleague's HTC-something, my cousin's iPad, and my own UL30A laptop, and the tablet was the clear winner out of all of these. It's one thing to say that you've no reason to use a tablet, but please don't be so naive as to tell me what I need to use in a lab or what should and shouldn't work for me. I've more than enough experience in a lab to know myself.
How do you feel a netbook with a touch screen would compare to just a tablet for your use?
    
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How do you feel a netbook with a touch screen would compare to just a tablet for your use?
Is it cheaper than $350? I thoguht about that already and couldn't find a tablet notebook or netbook for less than the refurb'ed iPad 1.
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Is it cheaper than $350? I thoguht about that already and couldn't find a tablet notebook or netbook for less than the refurb'ed iPad 1.
I think you'd have to go refurbed or used to get one for $350. The EEE Transformer would probably be perfect for you, but it's $400 http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_...sformer_TF101/

The real problem is that the Keyboard dock with the extra battery and ports ect is $150
    
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I think you'd have to go refurbed or used to get one for $350. The EEE Transformer would probably be perfect for you, but it's $400 http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_...sformer_TF101/

The real problem is that the Keyboard dock with the extra battery and ports ect is $150
Oh hey, this is that new thing, right? I saw this a few days ago but it dropped to the back of my mind. I can go for $400, honestly. The keyboard dock isn't really a problem since, well, I wasn't going to get the keyboard for the iPad either.
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Sounds like all she needs is a smart phone.
doesn't need the data package.
and why buy a smart phone for almost as much as the ipad itself?

and seriously? a smart phone with a 4 inch screen as opposed to the screen size of the ipad?
    
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doesn't need the data package.
and why buy a smart phone for almost as much as the ipad itself?

and seriously? a smart phone with a 4 inch screen as opposed to the screen size of the ipad?
So she doesn't have an excuse to go out and buy some new purses to hold her tablet
    
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