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I posted this in another thread.

These threads are lame, it's always people whining about others using stuff since for some reason they can't grasp the fact that not everyone thinks like them.
I admit tablets are better then laptops for use while standing and walking, but it still seems to me that a smart phone would be much easier to use then a tablet is most of those situations.
    
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A smart phone has a smaller screen so it wouldn't be easier for reviewing photos.
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I'll admit I haven't read the entire thread and some of these points may have been covered.

No one should buy a tablet INSTEAD of a laptop. They shouldn't be compared any more than an e-reader can be compared to a smartphone. Sure, some of the same functionality exists on both but the underlying purpose is completely different. A laptop shines in mobile computing, that is, running desktop software on a mobile platform. A tablet, on the other hand, shines when using software made for the tablet and for more portability than even a laptop can provide. To buy one over the other completely misses the point of the two devices.

There are plenty of people who have no use for a tablet. On the same note, there are plenty of people who have no use for cars, no use for a desktop PC, no use for CLOTHES even. Just because you (spoken generically in this post) don't have a use for it does not mean it doesn't fit the exact niche another person has been trying to fill.

The same arguments abound for prebuilt PCs. "They're so expensive, only idiots buy them, ..." If you aren't mature enough to realize that not everyone is just like you, then I sure hope you are in your first few years of high school and will grow up before I have to interact with you in any meaningful way. Unfortunately, not everyone will reach that point...

It's getting pretty old to see people bashing tablets for their own personal lack of use for one. There are also devices (generally called tablet PCs) that are between a 'laptop' and a 'tablet'. So before you go spouting off why a device is pointless and overpriced and lame and only sheep buy them, grow up and realize that your apparent misunderstanding of the device and personal opinion does not equal a final word on it.
Edited by IEATFISH - 4/30/11 at 1:12pm
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Ok, so you have to hold a tablet with your hand. What if you hold a phone 6 inches closer to your face then you normally do? BAM you have a tablet. Amirite?
    
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Ok, so you have to hold a tablet with your hand. What if you hold a phone 6 inches closer to your face then you normally do? BAM you have a tablet. Amirite?


...Oh wait. Oh god, are you serious?

    
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Ok, so you have to hold a tablet with your hand. What if you hold a phone 6 inches closer to your face then you normally do? BAM you have a tablet. Amirite?
So if you hold a tablet 6 inches closer, double tablet? Grow up and stop trying to find reasons why other people would spend their money on a class of device that you don't find useful. They have uses for it, you don't. End of story. If you were actually looking for reasons and trying to understand, this thread would already be over.
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I have both an iPad, and my laptop, and a hybrid tablet.
My laptop i use for work, most games, internet browsing. whatever.

The iPad is used primarilly for controlling my HTPC, w/ an app / DirecTV app. Its light, so its good for an eReader. (Kindle app.) Makes no heat, bright screen. it battery life is like 9 hours, and its cheaper than a good netbook, and its FAST.
I also have an HP tx2000 hybrid laptop / tablet, and i can say the iPad is MUCH better.

An iPad/Anroid tablet is MUCH better than a tablet PC or a netbook. Most programs didn't work right on my tx2, and it was pretty slow and only had like 3 hours of battery and its heavy.

But then of course, much better than those two is my Acer 7741
    
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I posted this in another thread.
Well, that's definitely the first real use I've seen for one yet, but it's a pretty good one . So yeah, I'll eat my words on that one.
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So if you hold a tablet 6 inches closer, double tablet? Grow up and stop trying to find reasons why other people would spend their money on a class of device that you don't find useful. They have uses for it, you don't. End of story. If you were actually looking for reasons and trying to understand, this thread would already be over.
No one has stated a use for them yet that is not already provided by a device with either a more efficient form or more robust function. It's not that complex of a subject.
    
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