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post #31 of 39
You have an iMac right now? I would recommend staying in the ecosystem apple has created. Sketch book is made by autodesk and it is a good sketching program. Dwg viewer is on android (phones I know, tablet ???) and iPad. Team viewer is good for android and the iPad has lots of similar apps that are great. For writing I couldn't recommend any tablet. The office apps are lacking and note apps are just meh.

The difference between a pc and a tablet is that pcs are designed for work and tablets are designed for play. There is a fundamental difference between them. I would get the laptop. MacBook airs are going to be refreshed soon so the current generation will be cheaper.
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My friend has the nook, told me that for reading battery life is great however it was never meant for anything more than that. I strongly recommend the Eee Transformer, its like the nook but bigger, faster, and said to last longer. It also has a keyboard that turns it into a netbook, and the keyboard also has a built-in battery
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You have an iMac right now? I would recommend staying in the ecosystem apple has created. Sketch book is made by autodesk and it is a good sketching program. Dwg viewer is on android (phones I know, tablet ???) and iPad. Team viewer is good for android and the iPad has lots of similar apps that are great. For writing I couldn't recommend any tablet. The office apps are lacking and note apps are just meh.

The difference between a pc and a tablet is that pcs are designed for work and tablets are designed for play. There is a fundamental difference between them. I would get the laptop. MacBook airs are going to be refreshed soon so the current generation will be cheaper.

I kinda disagree in the office apps part. There are good ones optimized for Honeycomb, like Polaris and QuickOffice. Take a look at this comparison:

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For writing I have no doubt that something like QuickOffice would be sufficient.

I only wish there was an Android version of Sigil, so I could go straight to epub.
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I kinda disagree in the office apps part. There are good ones optimized for Honeycomb, like Polaris and QuickOffice. Take a look at this comparison:

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I haven't found a real excel replacement for any mobile device. Those apps can make nice graphs and text but I need something that will allow me to send in my invoices and update them with 100% compatibility and do more complicated stuff. Until that happens, I would not say they are good.

If you look at the reviews of any office app, they will show you just how much they are missing.
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Well, given that none are actually full-fledged Office counterparts, I'd still say these are sufficient enough for the normal user's needs. If one wishes to truly use the potential of such productivity suites, then they wouldn't even consider a mobile OS to do the job.
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Well, given that none are actually full-fledged Office counterparts, I'd still say these are sufficient enough for the normal user's needs. If one wishes to truly use the potential of such productivity suites, then they wouldn't even consider a mobile OS to do the job.
That was my point in the first post. They are lacking. We are on the same page then .
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That was my point in the first post. They are lacking. We are on the same page then .
Finally agreed on something.
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starting to really consider the notion of getting two cheaper items instead of one more expensive one.

thinking about maybe getting a netbook and a nook color. a netbook would have good battery life, and the nook color would be a cheap way of indulging my "geek factor" desire for a tablet.
I bought one (Nook color) primarily for reading but once rooted you can do whatever you want on it so now I also use it to watch movies and other stuff, mostly at work.

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My friend has the nook, told me that for reading battery life is great however it was never meant for anything more than that. I strongly recommend the Eee Transformer, its like the nook but bigger, faster, and said to last longer. It also has a keyboard that turns it into a netbook, and the keyboard also has a built-in battery
I don't know if bigger is really a good thing after using my nook, I haven't tried a transformer so I don't know, that was my first choice but they were all sold out.

The nook fits pretty much in the palm of my hand and I can use it to read simply with one hand. The screen is basically the same size as any novel to so I am not sure the extra inches would matter all that much unless you constantly read large websites or plan on doing any actual work on it.

Edit : I haven't been able to kill the battery of it while at work yet and watched 2 movies and read for a while. Battery life is probably over 10 hours just doing reading, not to sure about movies and gaming but I haven't been able to find out since I don't use it much at home.
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