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I use it while I watch TV. It's much more convinient even compared to a netbook.
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Long story short; its an expensive toy.

I love my Asus 1001p but it would be nice to just have a portable touch screen to read graphic novels and such, it would be a perfect companion to my Kindle.

Problem with the Apple iPad's is that there's not even a micro sd slot, which limits it severely. If I buy one it needs to have at least that basic functionality.
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Yes my netbook ran arch too the one thing that wins over the tablet.

I am well aware about changing the size of fonts etc but the nice thing is I can hold the tablet at eye level while sitting as opposed to be hunched over a netbook that's my point. It's just a bit more comfortable for me anywa maybe not others.

Smartphone is too small for browsing.

To be honest I kind of wanted to not like the iPad thinking it was just another hipster overpriced apple device but after using it I can't knock it.
whats funny is the day the ipad was announced everyone went on a rampage making fun of it, then the next day apple made a cheap commercial where they said "ipad is/is not <insert insult here>"...too funny

i dunno, but from the ipad i used i just couldnt get over how terrible the onscreen keyboard thing was for me since i like to rest my palms on things, and the fact it couldn't stand up on its own drove me insane and i was hunched over it when i was at a table or it was in my lap...the rotating screen of my netbook makes me happy
    
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Long story short; its an expensive toy.

I love my Asus 1001p but it would be nice to just have a portable touch screen to read graphic novels and such, it would be a perfect companion to my Kindle.

Problem with the Apple iPad's is that there's not even a micro sd slot, which limits it severely. If I buy one it needs to have at least that basic functionality.
funny story : there was a study that showed that reading on the ipad or similar devices made people's migraines and eye problems get a lot worse (ie: college students with laptops get progressively worse vision while in school) while the colorless ereaders made reading very comfortable and natural...
    
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i dunno, but from the ipad i used i just couldnt get over how terrible the onscreen keyboard thing was for me since i like to rest my palms on things, and the fact it couldn't stand up on its own drove me insane and i was hunched over it when i was at a table or it was in my lap...the rotating screen of my netbook makes me happy
Yeah I have use a case that folds into a stand to use it on a table really the only way. I am a hunt and peck typist so I tend to hover anyway. It's harder if you type the real way. Haha!

I saw an ad for an small acer laptop that has a screen on both sides and the bottom turns into a full touch keyboard which I think might be a good compromise. Might be kind of heavy though for tablet use.
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Yeah I have use a case that folds into a stand to use it on a table really the only way. I am a hunt and peck typist so I tend to hover anyway. It's harder if you type the real way. Haha!

I saw an ad for an small acer laptop that has a screen on both sides and the bottom turns into a full touch keyboard which I think might be a good compromise. Might be kind of heavy though for tablet use.
there's an awesome netbook i saw recently that has a flip over screen...so it's a tablet and a netbook...very sleek...i would much prefer one of those!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834200145
    
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the Asus Transformer looks pretty awesome.



I don't really get why anyone would want a tablet either, but one of my arguments would be try finding another netbook in that price range ($400) that has a touch screen...
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the Asus Transformer looks pretty awesome.



I don't really get why anyone would want a tablet either, but one of my arguments would be try finding another netbook in that price range ($400) that has a touch screen...
shexy...but i feel like that would fall apart all the time...just like the ipad and its super expensive keyboard...

and look above at my previous most...can find it on sale for 470...
    
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Netbooks are like tablets that come with a built in stand and keyboard, not to mention full operating system and much faster specs.

I guess people buy tablet's just because its new.

Also, touchscreen's are a hilarious format, why would you want one if you can have a keyboard + touchpad?
    
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Tablets are like netbooks that don't come with a built in stand and keyboard, not to mention, they don't have a full operating system and much slower specs.

I guess people buy tablet's just because its new.

Also, touchscreen's are a hilarious format, why would you want one if you can have a keyboard + touchpad?
Fixed. I'm one of those that finds tablets pretty useless. Yes, I have used an iPad/2, & Galaxy. I just don't care for them.
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