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Yes if only companies would consult you first so that they could devote their energies only to what you consider meaningful oh kind and benevolent oracle! Then we would truly see the dawning of new era of technological achievement!
We show companies what we think is meaningful through our purchases.
    
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[QUOTE=amurph0;13331435]Why get a toughbook or a tablet when you can just get a Dell Inspiron Duo for about the same price as a tablet????



Because the point of a tablet is NOT to weigh as much as a netbook and NOT be as thick as one.
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because they don't want to surf internet with their laptop or desktop while on the go or on the couch.
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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????



Because the point of a tablet is NOT to weigh as much as a netbook and NOT be as thick as one.
Which is only relevant because you have to hold a tablet to use it, where as you do not even have to hold a netbook.
    
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Because the point of a tablet is NOT to weigh as much as a netbook and NOT be as thick as one.
Did you not see the toughbook that guy suggested?????

Pretty sure the Dell Inspiron Duo isn't as heavy as a toughbook
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Personally... and I stress personally... I would like a tablet because I like the android os. I'm a HUGE fan of Google and it's products. I would rather have tablet than my phone, which is a HTC Incredible. The reason I say this is because of the screen space. I enjoy all the functionality that the android os provides me. Weather, games (if I'm going to game game... I'll hop on my desktop), news apps, FB, and pretty much anything else that it can do lol. Some times I would like a laptop/netbook. I don't care for the portability that they offer. I like to just hold it in my hand and not feel overburdened. Heat is another issue... I've had a netbook and a laptop. Boy do they get toasty. I don't mind the keyboard. If I plan on using the keyboard extensively why not get on my desktop? Or if you'd like to pull the what if you're out and about deal... then I'm sure there would be a laptop desktop around somewhere you could use. If not you must be out in the middle of nowhere, and why would you be wanting to type? I'm not saying get rid of laptops and notebooks by any means they serve their purpose in my life just like a tablet would as well

Hope this made sense lol!!
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We show companies what we think is meaningful through our purchases.
Yes and for a good number of people tablets are meaningful. Does that make it any less important? It's not like the market can only support either netbooks/laptops or tablets exclusively. Most people are well aware of the limits of tablets and will choose to buy a laptop or tablet based on their personal needs.
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Because there just like a laptop, but there are no viruses, no slowing down... everything if fast. Web browsing is pretty much better than on a laptop, there extremely portable you can use them ANYWHERE, especially if you have a wifi hotspot card like me..

You can also hook it up to your cars speakers with pandora, if you have a mobile hotspot and listen to pandora over the car speakers, which is neat.


There just overall, better than a laptop. I honestly think these will kill laptops, outside of the business world that is. Consumer level, tablets win all day.

My Galaxy Tab from sprint is ba.

To the guy above, there are no limits on a tablet, I ditched my laptop, because I can do everything I did on my laptop, on my tablet. The processing power is immense. All you people knocking them, are knocking them because at the store, they may seem dumb if you have a laptop, and a computer, but trust me. Once you own a Tab, you'll be like, wow this is great.


I mean, Angry Birds look awesome on my tab, while I listen to Pandora, on a train. Can't beat it. Just can't. I wouldn't bring a laptop on a train.. thats for sure.
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I would love a tablet. I absolutely hate using a netbook. I have one, and since it's a computer I feel like I should be able to do everything I do on my main computer with it, but seeing as it is a netbook and has weak as hell specs, that's not possible. Plus, lying in bed with a netbook is a LOT less comfortable than lying in bed with a tablet. I'm currently looking at the Motorola XOOM. It looks pretty promising.
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Which is only relevant because you have to hold a tablet to use it, where as you do not even have to hold a netbook.
But what if you wanted to?
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