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Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
There is a big difference between lugging around a laptop and a tablet. For most laptops you would need to bring the charging brick along with the laptop.



You could say the same thing about smart phones. A lot of people lug a laptop or netbook along with their smart phones. Why even have a smartphone if you are going to always have a laptop with you? Most "dumb" phones today can bring up email / basic web browsing.

It seems that most people buy smart phones because it's the cool thing to have.
Lol? Am I readin this right? Because a smart phone is muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch more portable than a tablet.

Thought that was obvious.
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I have a galaxy tab and it is the first droid tablet, and it has a 1ghz hummingbird cpu in it with external gpu. It's not as good as a tegra 2, but it's enough to run every single app on the market. 512 mbs of ram, and believe me, it REALLY makes my schoolwork easier. I read ebooks on it on the road, I listen to music, I even sold my phone. It's like a mobile computer but much portable.
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I have a galaxy tab and it is the first droid tablet, and it has a 1ghz hummingbird cpu in it with external gpu. It's not as good as a tegra 2, but it's enough to run every single app on the market. 512 mbs of ram, and believe me, it REALLY makes my schoolwork easier. I read ebooks on it on the road, I listen to music, I even sold my phone. It's like a mobile computer but much portable.
Can you make phone calls?


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Can someone please explain to me why anyone would ever purchase a tablet over a laptop/netbook?
No one is. They are purchasing their tablets in addition to their laptops. You can't replace a desktop or laptop with a tablet.

Anyway, they are used mostly as media consumption devices, movies, TV, music, ebooks on the go that can also do light e-mail, maps, and all kinds of other stuff via apps. Not to mention it is the fastest growing gaming platform.
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i have bought my wife a couple of tablets so far...she loves them, says its easier to browse the interwebz while watching TV or taking a bath....

plus, this website is devoted to tech and is filled with techies....tablets are fancy clean pretty tech, so this question on this forum doesnt really make sense.
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Anyone been researching that Asus Eee Pad Slider? Looks pretty neat!


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i hate using my laptop on the couch or bed. gets hot have to worry about charging it. i get a much better browsing experience from my ipad. i manage my network at home. i then take it to my car plug it in and theres my music. i wouldnt have one if i were to pay full price but i got a good deal on it. i have a big phone (htc evo), but i prefer the bigger screen of the ipad with a much better battery life
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Gonna sell my old 80GB PS3 that's backward compatible, to help fund me a tablet PC. Hope to get at least $200 for it.


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And of course, those sexy Toughbooks, Hardcore specs, Durability, Waterproof, and the Price tag to come with. If you can afford that, Then Why bother getting a tablet?
waterproof=no [they are water resistant, but not waterproof], hardcore specs=no [mine has a Core Duo U2400@1.06GHz]. i bought mine used for under 500. so if i can afford a "netbook" sized computer that can be used in the rain, snow, mud, sand, and can also be thrown, run over with a car, dropped from about 6', used in extreme heat and cold [without any type of fans on board], why would i even consider something that costs about the same but can't really do any of that neat stuff?

i don't need to worry about it getting scratched because the case is magnesium alloy [which also acts is one big heatsink], or worry about my daughter drooling on it or smacking the screen with a toy.

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Why get a toughbook or a tablet when you can just get a Dell Inspiron Duo for about the same price as a tablet????

read my above post. there are many reasons to get a toughbook [used of course, unless you have around $5000 for a new one]
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