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Try using a laptop while standing up. I dare you.
I can easily hold my netbook in one hand.

I have a hd2 so really no need for a tablet,

netbook is also better for everything, i also had a tablet and to watch films etc you have to hold it up, and to browse the net etc.

Also my netbook is a lot faster about the same size cheaper and also doubles up as a full blown pc.
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IMO we could directly compare tablet and netbook performance when the higher-end ARM chips come into play, like Tegra 3. That would seriously make tablets extremely competitive against their more traditional counterparts.
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i wouldnt buy something that is slower yet more expensive than netbook
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Until I started traveling more for work (and in general), I was wondering the same thing. But for basic entertainment and general internet-based things, I can see why tablets have become so much more popular. I have an ipod touch that I use (and now my phone) for mobile entertainment and web-access at access points, and the more and more I've used it (and the more and more I've traveled), the more and more I would prefer a larger device that has a larger screen (for video-viewing), and an easier interface for typing. For an entertainment device (which I consider tablets to be), the perfectly fit that niche. I'd sooner use a tablet than a netbook if my only requirement is portable media and web-browsing/email.

If you really begin to be on-the-go more and more frequently, the appeal will grow proportional to the amount of time you spend using smaller devices for portable entertainment devices. I would say that all a netbook holds over a tablet is a nice platform to hold the screen up (aka, a physical keyboard), and you can buy stands for tablets.

I would still say that tablets are a bit more expensive than they're worth (and hence I haven't purchased one yet), but I can see why they are so popular despite my initial attitude of them being a waste when they began to get popular with consumers.
    
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OP I agree. If I'm on the go, I have my phone. If I sit down, I have my desktop, I don't even touch my laptop for months because I don't travel that much, and when I do, I have better things to do than let the thieves on public transportation eye my toys (still got my phone stolen).

Tablets are not that expensive, they can get had for 60 dollars if you don't mind having one that you need a pen for.

The Macbook Air is the next generation I see being the next big thing, ultra thin laptops with the ability to be seen in light and good battery life. Add a swivel and touch screen, and you get the best of both.

And I don't get the argument for holding a netbook standing up. If you're standing up using a tablet its not exactly a comfortable situation either.
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post #146 of 146
as you can guess from my sig, I have a tablet. the Motorola xoom. rooted and currently overclocked @ 1.6GHz

I used to have a smartphone. now, I have a desktop and a laptop to go with my xoom.

reasons:

1. I read a lot of PDFs. PDFs you cannot make sense out of anymore if the format gets messed up. you know the issues PDF has with ebook readers. moreover, vs ebook reader, I'd rather havesomething that can do a lot more things. vs laptop, tablet has longer battery life and allows for more reading positions.

2. I don't care much for tablet or phones games except for the occasional time killing while waiting in line. but for some strange reason, my girlfriend loves angry birds and fruit slicer thd way more than she appreciates ff13 and starcraft2. so there.

3. now the games can be enjoyed via smartphone as well. thing is, I lose phones. a lot. I've lost more than ten in the last 3 years. but I don't think I'd lose something as big and conspicuous as a tablet. I never lost any laptops before by the way. and I lost a bet I made with my girl. I lost my latest smartphone in 3 months so I have to keep a cheap phone for a year before I can replace it with a good one.

4. it's easier to browse and read with a tablet than with a phone.



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